Courtney Mattingly enters her sixth season as UMass Boston's Head Women's Basketball Coach in 2014-15.
The Beacons sixth-year head coach helped UMass Boston to their second-consecutive winning season and third in the past four years. UMass Boston ended the year 13-13 despite dealing with a young roster and several key late-season injuries. Some of the highlights of the 2013-14 season included a 25-point road victory over NCAA Tournament participant Bridgewater State University and back-to-back double-digit conference wins over Western Connecticut State University and UMass Dartmouth in January.
For the second season in a row, Mattingly coached a D3Hoops.com Northeast Region Rookie of the year, as Olivia Murphy teamed up with Little East Conference First Team forward Kirsten Morrison in the post. The team earned a pair of tournament victories, including grabbing their first UMass Boston Tip-off Tournament Championship since 2007.
UMass Boston made headlines in the Little East by sweeping Keene State College for the first time in school history and finishing in sixth place in the conference to earn their second consecutive LEC Tournament bid.
Three years ago, Mattingly led the Beacons to their first postseason appearance after a two-year hiatus. She also coached the program's first D3Hoops.com All-Region honoree in Kirsten Morrison, who also garnered Little East Conference Rookie of the Year honors. Amongst her many accomplishments during the 2011-12 campaign was the program's first back-to-back conference wins over Eastern Connecticut State University.
In just her second year on the bench, Mattingly led the Beacons to a 13-12 record, marking just the fourth time in the last 28 years that the program has posted an above .500 winning percentage. The squad came out of the gates on fire, posting an 8-1 record after its first nine games to match the best start in the program's 32 year history.
Mattingly became 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.
Mattingly wasted no time getting acclimated to her environment bringing 10 exciting newcomers to the fold for the 2010-11 season. 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.