Girl's Basketball Day Camp 2019

Marquette, Michigan
Troy Mattson
Head Coach 
Troy Mattson's Bio:
Troy Mattson has been at the helm of the Northern Michigan University women's basketball program since 2005. He has 137 wins as head coach of the Wildcats and his teams have qualified for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament four times in the last five years. NMU is 51-25 at the Berry Events Center in the last four seasons.

The 2013-14 season was capped off by a trip to the NCAA Tournament after winning the GLIAC Conference Tournament.  The Wildcats finished the year 22-8 with a 16-6 record in conference play and were knocked out of the NCAA Tournament by #5 seeded Quincy in an overtime thriller.  NMU won the conference tournament after earning the #2 seed through a tie breaker. Alyssa Colla was named to the Daktronics, Inc. All-Midwest Region second team along with being named to the All-GLIAC Defensive team and First Team All-GLIAC.  Lauren Gruber was also tabbed to the All-GLIAC Defensive team and Second Team All-GLIAC.

The Wildcats had a memorable season in 2009-10 where they finished with an overall record of 22-10 and 16-6 in the GLIAC for a second place finish in the North Division. They also qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament and advanced to the semifinals of the Midwest Regional by defeating Indianapolis 52-51, before losing to Drury. The ‘Cats also advanced to the GLIAC Tournament championship game before losing to Michigan Tech.

From 1994-2005, Mattson was the associate head coach of the NMU men’s basketball team and assistant coach from 1988. He also served as the head NMU women’s tennis coach from 1994-2003, where he was the GLIAC Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2002. His teams made three straight NCAA II Tournament appearances 2001-03.Prior to joining the Wildcat staff, he served as the assistant men’s and women’s basketball coach at Lake Superior State University from 1986-88.

He began his coaching career at Munising High School, where he was the boy’s basketball coach for the 1985-86 season.

A Milwaukee, Wis., native who grew up in Ishpeming, Mattson is a 1981 Westwood High School graduate. He earned his bachelor’s degree from NMU in 1986, where he was a four-time letterwinner (1982-85) as a point guard for the Wildcats. He was the 10th player in school history to score 1,000 career points.

Mattson is currently 27th on the career scoring list with 1,018 points. He is third in career assists with 486 and is tied for third in most assists in a single season with 187, along with Doug Ingalls. During his junior and senior years, Mattson helped lead the Wildcats to the NCAA II playoffs. He served as team captain his senior year.


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