Women's Basketball



 Gerald Mattinson
Gerald Mattinson

Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
11th year

College:
Weber State '81


03/24/2011

2011 Wyoming Cowgirls - WNIT

Photos from the 2011 WNIT

Gerald Mattinson is entering his 11th season on the Cowgirl coaching staff and his eighth as an associate head coach.

He began his college basketball career as a student-athlete at Casper College for head coach Oscar "Swede" Ericson. While there, he was a First Team All-American and All-Region selection in 1978. Mattinson then moved onto a three-year career at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He earned All-Conference honors twice during his career for head coach Neil McCarthy. A two-time Academic All-American selection, he graduated from Weber State with a bachelor's of science degree in business education in 1981. He completed a master's of sports science degree from the United States Sports Academy in 1988 and earned his principal endorsement from the University of Wyoming.

Mattinsons' professional coaching career began at Weber State as a graduate assistant coach with the men's basketball program during the 1981-82 season. From 1982-1987, he was the head boy's basketball coach at Rock Springs High School. He earned Wyoming State Coach of the Year honors and was named Conference Coach of the Year twice. From 1987-90, Mattinson was an assistant men's coach at Western Wyoming Community College. He was elevated to an Assistant Athletics Director and the Head Men's Basketball Coach in 1991 and held the position until 1998. For the 1998-99 season, he became an assistant with the women's program for one year. Mattinson had been a business education teacher at Rock Springs High School since 1982 before taking the position of Principal at East Junior High School in June of 2001.

Mattinson, and his wife, Carey are the parents of three children, stepson Morgan Splichal, stepdaughter Tiffany Splichal and son Ashton.

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