Mary Mattson finished her third season with the U-M women's golf program serving as an assistant coach.
Over her three years in Ann Arbor, Mattson has assisted head coach Jan Dowling in the reshaping of the Wolverine program. Following a steady climb up the Big Ten and national ladders over the first two years, the Wolverines had arguably one the best seasons in school history in 2015-16.
After a strong fall season which saw the Maize and Blue posted three top-five finishes in four events, the Wolverines used that early success as a springboard into the spring and postseason. After a sixth-place showing at the Big Ten Championships (April 22-24), Michigan was selected for its first NCAA regional bid in four years. Following another sixth-place finish at the NCAA Alabama Regional (May 5-7), the Maize and Blue advanced to the NCAA Finals (May 20-25) for just the second time in program history, ultimately tying for 18th after missing the first team cut by just four shots.
Mattson assisted Grace Choi to All-Big Ten first team honors (2016), while Catherine Peters earned second team accolades (2016). Academically, Choi and Megan Kim were selected as Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-America Scholars in 2015. In total, nine Wolverines have earned 12 Academic All-Big Ten honors citations during her tenure at U-M.
Prior to joining the Michigan staff, Mattson played professionally in Europe for three years, spending time on the Ladies European Tour Access Series (2010-12), the Swedish Nordea Tour (Oct. 2010 to May 2011) and the Ladies European Tour (2012).
Before her professional career, Mattson spent a year at Georgetown as an assistant and then as interim head coach during the 2010-11 season, helping the Hoyas to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 Big East Championships.
Mattson had a standout four-year collegiate career at Campbell University and helped the Camels to two NCAA Regional appearances in 2007 and 2010. She is one of just 17 golfers in Atlantic Sun history to be named all-conference four straight seasons as she earned three first team honors (2008, '09, '10) and one second team honor (2007).
She was a two-time Atlantic Sun All-Tournament (2009, '10) selection after helping Campbell to the Atlantic Sun title in 2007, and to runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2009 followed by a third-place finish in 2010. She was also a member of the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team (2007), a four-time Atlantic Sun All-Academic (2007, '08, '09, '10) selection and was named Campbell University's Outstanding Female Athlete in 2009-10.
She won three individual tournaments -- Shoot Out at the Legends-Indiana (2006), UNCG Invitational (2010) and the Fighting Camel Classic (2010) during her career and helped Campbell to 10 team titles. She earned her bachelor's degree in communications studies while minoring in Spanish.
A native of Ijamsville, Md., Mattson was a standout scholastic golfer, as well as basketball player, at Urbana High School where she finished as the medalist runner-up in the 2006 Maryland State 3A Championship.
She continues to be an active player of the LPGA Symetra Tour as well as a private golf instructor.
The Mary Mattson File
Born: May 15, 1988
Hometown: Ijamsville, Md.
High School: Urbana High School, 2006
College: Campbell University, 2010 (Mass Communication/Media Studies)
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