Volleyball Coaching Staff
Scott Mattera, head coach
Scott Mattera began his first season as the Bulldogs' women's volleyball head coach in 2012. Mattera also serves in an athletic administration game management role at Concordia
Mattera's first season at the helm of the Bulldogs yielded a 10-21 overall record and 4-12 conference mark. Concordia played one of the most difficult schedules in the nation with matches against 10 nationally-ranked opponents and three versus foes who were listed as receiving votes at the time of the contest.
Mattera came to Concordia after serving most recently as the top assistant coach at Montreat College in Montreat, N.C. Mattera helped guide the Cavaliers to a 25-14 record in 2011 and a berth in the NAIA National Championship Tournament. In addition to coaching at Montreat, Mattera assisted with game management and taught in the sport management department.
Prior to Montreat, Mattera was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Toledo during the 2010 season. During his one season with the Lady Rockets, Toledo upset the University of Michigan as well as the Creighton Blue Jays. Mattera also helped guide the Lady Rockers to a 3-0 victory over the top seeded Ball State Cardinals in the Mid-American Conference tournament.
Mattera's administrative background includes being the owner and general manager of Synergy Sports and Fitness of Toledo, a 60,000 square foot volleyball and fitness facility, from 2004-06.
“I’m extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity to serve our Lord and teach life lessons through the sport of volleyball at such a wonderful place,” Mattera said upon his hiring at Concordia. “We are going to work hard, play hard, enjoy our time striving together, and take pride in representing Concordia University, Nebraska, both on and off the court.”
Mattera holds a decorated coaching history in the Ohio high school ranks. He began his career in 2002 as the JV coach of St. Ursula Academy. In two years, he compiled a record of 44-3, winning back-to-back city championships. After taking a year off to open Synergy Sports and Fitness, Mattera returned to high school coaching as the head coach at Notre Dame Academy from 2005-10. In just his second year with the Notre Dame Academy the Eagles knocked off St. Ursula, ending their 139-match winning streak.
Notre Dame Academy went on to win back-to-back city championships in 2007 and 2008 and won the district in 2007, the first in school history. Mattera was awarded the City League and District Coach of the Year in 2006 & 2007, and his teams were consistently ranked both in state and national polls. During his time at Notre Dame Academy, the Eagles produced five Division-1 college athletes, in addition to numerous D2, D3, NAIA, and NJCAA recruits.
Mattera earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Toledo in 2001, graduating with honors while also playing for the men's club volleyball team. He is currently working towards a master's degree at University of Toledo, focusing on sports sociology.
Contact Coach Mattera
- 402-643-7325 (office) • email@example.com
Bulldogs Under Coach Mattera
2012: 10-21 Overall, 4-12 GPAC
Alex Szalawiga, graduate assistant coach
Alex Szalawiga began her second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Concordia University volleyball team in 2012. Szalawiga, a native of Olathe, Kan., played for the Bulldogs for the past two seasons after transferring from junior college.
Alex appeared in 31 matches during her junior season in 2009. She totaled 110 kills and 78 digs on the year. She started all 32 matches for Concordia in her senior season. She finished fourth on the team with 205 kills and was second on the team with 319 digs. She also added 21 set assists, 20 ace serves and 36 total blocks in 2010. Szalawiga was a 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.