Sue Mattice was introduced as Kalamazoo College’s head softball coach on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
Mattice comes to Kalamazoo College from Grandville High School where she served as varsity softball coach from 1999-2007 and 2010-2012. Mattice led the Bulldogs to conference championships in 2001 and 2011, district championships in 2003 and 2004, and a regional championship in 2003. She had 11 consecutive winning seasons and 11 consecutive academic all-state teams, and was named district coach of the year in 2003 and 2004.
Mattice is a 1986 graduate of Hillsdale College where she majored in health and physical education. She was a four-year starter in softball (second base/shortstop) and basketball at Hillsdale while serving as team captain in both sports her senior year. Mattice earned a master’s degree in counselor education/counseling psychology at Western Michigan University in 1994. Mattice will continue in her role as a counselor at Grandville High School, a position she has held since 1994.
“I thoroughly enjoyed my coaching experience at Grandville High School and was blessed to coach such great players and people,” Mattice said. “I am honored to become a part of the Kalamazoo College family and to take on this new endeavor. I have been impressed with the academic standards at K and the commitment to the student-athletes, and am very excited to lead the Hornet softball team and work to build success within the program."