Mattox Hired As EIU Offensive Line Coach

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Published on January 29 2013 2:54 pm
Last Updated on January 29 2013 2:54 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois head football coach Dino Babers has announced the hiring of Matt Mattox as the Panthers new offensive line coach.  Mattox is familiar with the up-tempo offense the Panthers run having playing and served as a graduate assistant coach for Art Briles at Houston.

Mattox comes to the Panthers following six years as an offensive line/tight ends coach in the junior college ranks.  He most recently served as the offensive coordinator during the 2012 season as Coffeyville Community College in Kansas.  In his one season at CCC, Mattox coached five offensive players that earned All-Conference honors.  His offensive unit averaged 370 yards per game and 28.8 points per game contest finishing the year at 6-4.

Prior to his one season at Coffeyville, Mattox was the offensive line/tight ends coach at Butler Community College in Kansas.  During five seasons with the school he helped coach the program to four conference and NJCAA Region VI Championships.  In 2007 and 2008 he was part of a staff that coached Butler to the NJCAA National Championship while losing in the NJCAA National Championship game in 2010.  He coached 31 All-Conference offensive linemen and six junior college All-Americans.

Mattox began his coaching career at the University of Houston first working with the football program as an assistant strength coach in 2005 and then as a graduate assistant coaching offensive tackles in 2006.  Houston posted a 10-4 record in 2006 winning the Conference USA Championship game to make an appearance in the Liberty Bowl.

A native of Holton, Kan., Mattox was a second team junior college All-American playing tight end at Butler Community College.  He played his final two seasons at Houston for Art Briles moving from tight end to offensive tackle prior to his senior season.  As a senior Mattox earned second team All-Conference USA honors at offensive tackle as the Cougars went 7-6 and played in the Hawaii Bowl.  He earned his degree from Houston in 2005.