SCOTT MATTERA is entering his third season as volleyball head coach at Our Lady of the Lake University.
During his first year at the helm, Mattera led the Saints to a 19-7 overall record and 8-4 mark in Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play. OLLU advanced to the finals of the RRAC Tournament and lost to Huston-Tillotson University in a thrilling five-set match to conclude the 2019 season.
In his second season, Mattera led his team to a conference regular season and tournament title, and the team qualified for the NAIA National Tournament First Round. They completed the overall season with an 11-4 record and a 6-0 conference record.
Both of his teams earned NAIA Scholar Team awards.
Mattera comes to OLLU from an assistant coach position at Bellevue University following a successful career as both a head coach and assistant coach in the NAIA, as well as in the high school and club ranks. He has also spent time as a volunteer assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level.
Mattera spent six seasons as the head coach at Concordia University-Nebraska from 2012-2017, helping the Bulldogs advance to the program's first-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance in 2015 while earning Great Plains Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors. Below are Mattera's coaching highlights at Concordia.
His achievements at Concordia include: a record of 97-94; Inherited program coming off four straight seasons of 11 wins or less and steadily built it to national prominence; Reached national tournament for first time in school history in 2015; Named Great Plains Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2015; Achieved top 25 national ranking in 2015 and the start of 2016; Mentored three honorable mention All-Americans and numerous all-conference performers; 44 NAIA Scholar-Athletes in six seasons, team GPA above 3.5 each year, AVCA Team Academic Award all six seasons
Mattera came to Concordia after serving as the top assistant coach at Montreat College in Montreat, N.C. He helped guide the Cavaliers to a 25-14 record in 2011 and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament. In addition to coaching at Montreat, Mattera assisted with game management and taught in the sport management department.
Prior to Montreat, Mattera was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Toledo during the 2010 season. During his one season with the Lady Rockets, Toledo upset the University of Michigan as well as Creighton. Mattera also helped guide the Lady Rockers to a straight-set upset over top-seeded Ball State in the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Mattera's administrative background includes being the owner and general manager of Synergy Sports and Fitness of Toledo, a 60,000 square foot volleyball and fitness facility, from 2004-06.
Mattera holds a decorated coaching history in the Ohio high school ranks. He began his career in 2002 as the JV coach of St. Ursula Academy. In two years, he compiled a record of 44-3, winning back-to-back city championships. After taking a year off to open Synergy Sports and Fitness, Mattera returned to high school coaching as the head coach at Notre Dame Academy from 2005-10. In just his second year with the Notre Dame Academy, the Eagles knocked off St. Ursula, ending their 139-match winning streak.
Notre Dame Academy went on to win back-to-back city championships in 2007 and 2008 and won the district in 2007, the first in school history. Mattera was awarded the City League and District Coach of the Year in 2006 & 2007, and his teams were consistently ranked both in state and national polls. During his time at Notre Dame Academy, the Eagles produced five Division-1 college athletes, in addition to numerous D2, D3, NAIA, and NJCAA recruits.
Mattera earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Toledo in 2001, graduating with honors while also playing for the men's club volleyball team. He earned a master's degree in liberal studies with a focus on the sociology of sport, also from Toledo.
He currently owns and operates Innovation Volleyball, a training and consulting company.
|1||Julissa Casas||FR||DS||5-0||San Antonio, Texas||Lee High School|
|2||Jurnee Dimas||JR||DS||5-3||San Antonio, Texas||McCollum High School|
|3||JeVani Hanspard||FR||S/DS||5-3||San Antonio, Texas||Harlan High School|
|4||Tina Trevino||FR||DS||5-4||Laredo, Texas||United High School|
|5||Rebekah Bustamante||FR||S||5-7||Laredo, Texas||J.B. Alexander High School|
|6||Arden Cantwell||FR||DS||5-8||San Antonio, Texas||Johnson High School|
|7||Angelina Martinez||JR||DS/OH||5-4||San Antonio, Texas||Ronald Reagan High School|
|8||Alyssa Gallardo||SR||DS||5-0||San Antonio, Texas||Southside HS/Temple College|
|9||Sadie Ballesteros||JR||OH/M||5-8||Atascosa, Texas||Southwest High School|
|10||Savannah Cassiano||JR||MB/RS||5-10||San Antonio, Texas||Burbank High School/Schreiner Univ.|
|11||Allison Mata||FR||M||5-9||El Paso, Texas||Chapin High School|
|12||Ashley Maldonado||SR||DS/RS||5-7||Laredo, Texas||Cigarroa High School|
|13||Tijana Kruta||SR||M||6-1||Bar, Montenegro||Gimnazija Niko Rolovic|
|14||Camila Ramirez||FR||OH||5-9||El Paso, Texas||Chapin High School|
|15||Megan Montalvo||SO||DS/S||5-2||San Antonio, Texas||Winston Churchill High School|
|16||Jaalin Rosser||SO||OH||5-8||Universal City, Texas||Veterans Memorial High School|
|19||Ashleigh Ramirez||SO||U||5-8||Helotes, Texas||Business Careers High School|
|21||Daisy Cantwell||SO||U||5-10||San Antonio, Texas||Johnson High School|
|23||Tory Rodriguez||SO||DS/OH||5-9||Helotes, Texas||Sandra Day O'Connor High School|
|25||Madelynn Strzelczyk||SO||S||5-6||Marion, Texas||East Central High School|
|28||Madalyn Gonzalez||SO||M/RS||5-11||San Antonio, Texas||Providence Catholic School|
|33||Natalie Esqueda||FR||OH||5-8||San Antonio, Texas||Thomas Edison High School|
|44||Dailyn Mann||FR||M/RS||5-9||Cibolo, Texas||Steele High School|