June 18, 2009

BOSTON, MA - University of Massachusetts Boston Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreational Programs Charlie Titus announced today that the University has named Courtney Mattingly (Bainbridge, NY) as its Head Women's Basketball Coach.

"I am extremely excited that Courtney Mattingly has accepted our offer to join the young and talented coaching staff of UMass Boston," said Titus. "She brings great experience, knowledge and energy to an already gifted group. Courtney is a proven recruiter and tireless worker -- a great fit for where we are now and where we hope to go in the future. We believe that coach Mattingly will move UMB Women's Basketball to an elite position in New England fairly quickly."

Mattingly becomes the program's 11th varsity head coach after spending the previous six years as an assistant coach, including the last four with Division I Saint Bonaventure University in St. Bonaventure, NY.

"I'm looking forward to this wonderful opportunity and I'm thrilled to be part of the UMass Boston community," said Mattingly. "There is great support and enthusiasm surrounding UMB athletics and I can't wait to begin working with the student-athletes at UMass Boston."

The former guard has enjoyed success on the coaching sidelines wherever she has been, beginning with her first stop as a graduate assistant at Ithaca College, where the Bombers posted a 23-4 record, including a NCAA D-III playoff berth and the Empire 8 Conference title. During her stint at Ithaca in 2003-04, Mattingly also earned a master's degree in exercise and sports science.

A coach with tremendous energy and enthusiasm, Mattingly moved on to Bowdoin College the following year, where she helped guide the Polar Bears to a 26-3 record en route to a New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III Elite Eight.

She continued to move up the coaching ranks when she returned to her alma mater at Saint Bonaventure as the Bonnies' top assistant and recruiting coordinator. She shared multiple responsibilities within the program, including player development, scouting, practice and game preparation as well as working with the team's guards. Mattingly helped turn a program around which suffered a losing season in 2005-06 to enjoy winning campaigns of 16-15 in 2006-07 and 18-12 in 2007-08. Saint Bonaventure advanced to the Atlantic 10 title game in 2008, but it was the following season where everything would come together. Mattingly's stay with the Bonnies culminated in the program's best-ever record of 23-11 and their first-ever appearance in the WNIT, where they advanced to the elite eight.

Mattingly graduated with honors from Saint Bonaventure in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference second team as a junior and received Academic All-Conference honors following junior and senior seasons. During an award-winning junior campaign (2001-02), Mattingly compiled season averages of 13.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. She also served as the Bonnies' team captain as a junior and senior.

The Bainbridge, NY native currently ranks among the top 10 on Saint Bonaventure's all-time list in points (1,256/eighth), rebounds (585/seventh) and assists (300/eighth) and is also one of only seven players in program history to surpass 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.