Bellevue University head volleyball coach Trish Siedlik announced today the hiring of veteran collegiate coach Scott Mattera as an assistant coach for the Bruin volleyball program. Along with Siedlik, Mattera joins long-time assistant Steve Field on the BU volleyball coaching staff for the 2018 season.
Mattera spent six seasons as the head coach at Concordia (Neb.) University, 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.
Head Volleyball Coach – Concordia University, Nebraska (2012-2017) Overall Record of 97-94
- Inherited program coming off 4 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 (GPAC) Coach of the Year in 2015
- Achieved top 25 national ranking in 2015 and the start of 2016
- Mentored 3 honorable mention All-Americans and numerous all-conference performers
- 44 NAIA Scholar-Athletes in 6 seasons, team GPA above 3.5 each year, AVCA Team Academic Award all 6 seasons
"Adding Scott to our coaching staff basically at the 12th hour has been nothing but a wonderful experience with our new team," said Siedlik. "He has meshed seamlessly with Steve and I in drills and philosophy. The biggest change that has been welcomed is his high energy. He has raised my level as a coach already!"
Mattera came to Concordia after serving as the top assistant coach at Montreat College in Montreat, N.C. Mattera 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.
The Bruins return three letterwinners and two starters from last season's squad that finished with a 30-13 overall record, advancing to the NAIA National Tournament for the 10th time in school history after finishing second in the NSAA Post-season Tournament. Bellevue will begin the 2018 season at the Silver Dollar City Tournament on Aug. 23-24 in Point Lookout, Mo.