June 27, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's golf head coach Jan Dowling announced today (Thursday, June 27) the hiring of Mary Mattson as her assistant coach.
"I am very excited for Mary to be joining our team and helping us develop into a nationally prominent women's golf program," said Dowling. "She brings great energy, passion for coaching, as well as a great playing background. Her time as an interim head coach at Georgetown will be beneficial during this important transition and assisting in the development of our players. Mary is truly one of the bright young stars in our college coaching circle, and her personality is a great fit for our program and my coaching philosophy. I'm honored for her to be my first assistant coach at Michigan."
For the past three years, Mattson has played professionally in Europe, 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).
Prior to concentrating on her professional career, Mattson spent a year at Georgetown as an assistant and then interim head coach during the 2010-11 season, helping the Hoyas to a third-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, runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2009 and 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 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.
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423