PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Coach Mattes was a 3-Sport Varsity letter winner (Soccer, Softball, Tennis) at La Marque High School.
COACHING/TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Coach Mattes began her teaching and coaching career in Dickinson ISD at the middle school level, coaching volleyball, basketball,track, and tennis and teaching math. For the next 5 years, she returned home to her alma mater to teach middle school PE and journalism and coach volleyball and basketball. She was also the Varsity Tennis coach and assistant Softball coach at the high school. In 2003, she began her 9 year stint at Elkins High School, teaching Health and PE and coaching Varsity Cross Country & Softball. In 2004, Elkins Softball had a perfect 39-0 season, winning the UIL 5A State Championship. Elkins was also named the USA Today National Champions and National Coaching Staff of the Year. The team went on to win 34 games the next season, carrying the winning streak to a record, 76-0, before the team lost in the regional final game. During her 9 years at Elkins, 27 players went on the play college softball. She became the Director of Athletics at St. Agnes Academy in June of 2012.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, ’97, and Master of Education in Education Leadership with Principal Certification, ’09, both from Stephen F. Austin State University