Beginning his third full season as Head Coach of the Columbus High Blue Devils, Coach Mathis is a 1994 graduate of Peach County High School (Ft. Valley, GA) where he was a member of the 1992 State Runner-Up football team and a 4-year letterman in baseball. He went on to play for Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) where he earned Second Team All-Conference Honors. He signed a free agent contract in 1999 with the Class “A” Richmond Roosters (Richmond, IN) in the Frontier League.
Coach Mathis’ coaching career began as an Assistant at Berrien High School (Nashville, GA) in Varsity football and baseball in 2000-2001. He moved on to become an Assistant at Pacelli High School (Columbus, GA) in Varsity football, basketball and baseball in 2001-2002. He came to CHS from Andrew College (Cuthbert, GA) where he was the Head Assistant Baseball Coach for the Tigers from 2002-2005. Coach Mathis served as the Head Assistant baseball coach at CHS for 9 years prior to being promoted to interim head coach early in the 2015 season.
In 2009, Coach Mathis added the responsibility and title of Athletic Director at Columbus High School. Coach Mathis has won 12 State Championship Titles in his tenure as AD.
His education includes an Associate of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Andrew College, a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Columbus State University, and a Master’s in Sports and Fitness Management from Troy State University (Troy, AL) in May of 2009.
He is married to the former Elizabeth McKnight of Columbus, GA. They have one child, daughter, Emma.