Ron Mattes became North Carolina A&T’s offensive line coach in 2016. Mattes comes to North Carolina A&T after coaching tight ends at Virginia Military Institute for one season (2014).
His collegiate coaching career began at James Madison (1995-99) where he was a position coach in several different areas during his tenure including tight ends/tackles, defensive linemen and offensive linemen. He returned to coaching as the offensive line coach for one season (2010) at the University of Virginia, his alma mater.
Over the next three seasons (2011-13) he was an assistant coach at Elon University before his stop at VMI. At Elon, Mattes was the offensive line coach, run game coordinator and long snappers coach. The Phoenix were ranked sixth in Division I-FCS in sacks allowed and third in negative yards allowed in 2013.
During his coaching career, Mattes coached and mentored seven players that went on to the NFL including Ed Perry, Austin Pasztor, Oday Aboushi, Morgan Moses, Luke Bowanko, Rodney Austin and R.J. Mattes.
Mattes graduated from UVa., with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 1985. In 1984, Mattes helped the Cavaliers defeat Purdue in the Peach Bowl. After leaving UVa., as an All-ACC performer, he embarked on an eight-year NFL career that included stints with the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts.
A native of Ringtown, Pa., Mattes and his wife Susan have three children, Nicole, R.J., and Amber Jo.
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