Mathis joins Texas State Men’s Basketball Staff

Texas State Bobcat men’s basketball legend Donte Mathis will join the program’s staff, head coach Terrence “TJ” Johnson announced.
Mathis had a decorated four-year career with the Bobcats where he ranks No. 4 all-time with 1,622 points, No. 16 all-time with 567 rebounds, and No. 4 all-time with 161 steals. Mathis led Texas State to a Southland Conference Championship in 1999 and was the Southland Conference Player of the Year the same season.
Overall, Mathis was a three-time All-Southland Conference selection (1997-99) and made the All-Southland tournament team in 1997 and 1999. Mathis was also inducted into the Athletic Alumni T-Association Hall of Honor in 2020.
“We are excited to add coach Mathis to our staff,” said Coach TJ. “He is a Central Texas native and a Bobcat to his core. His world and professional experiences will add great value to our program.

“Donte is a basketball enthusiast and a student of the game. He has traveled near and far teaching and developing young players all over the country. His strong relationships throughout the state of Texas will help us attract more instate talent and build a deeper rapport with the high school and AAU community. We are happy to welcome Donte back home. The Bobcats got one day better today.”
Mathis previously served as the head men’s basketball coach at Brentwood Christian School in Austin, Texas last year following a two-year stint as the head coach at Texas Christian School. At Texas Christian School, Mathis led the team to the TCAL 4A State Championship quarterfinals in 2018 and the TCAL 6A State Championship game in 2019.
Prior to becoming a head coach, Mathis served as a clinician in partnership with two-time NBA Champion Hakeem Olajuwon to develop basketball internationally, volunteered in the grassroots basketball sector where he recruited, developed, and provided outlets for student-athletes to earn collegiate scholarships, and was a player development specialist where her provided offseason skill development for collegiate and professional athletes since 2013.
“All I can say is that it feels great to be back home,” said Mathis. “I left my parents’ house years ago as a teenager with a dream and work ethic. This university gave me the chance to embark on a lifelong dream that I am now blessed to be able to come back and share what was poured into us.  

“I am excited to work for someone that I truly respect in Coach Johnson and alongside such a decorated staff who have all contributed to the ongoing success here in San Marcos. There is a unique window we currently have to push this program even further. I am grateful to be back and to have a chance to contribute with my efforts.”
To complete the staff, Coach TJ has assigned Dylan Johnson to be the program’s Director of Operations position. Johnson is entering his fourth season with the Bobcats. Johnson previously served as a graduate assistant his first two seasons before becoming an assistant coach last season, when he helped the Bobcats capture their first conference title since Mathis did so in 1999.

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