Dave Mattana Named The Newest NCC Coach
Garden City, NY) Nassau Director of Athletics Kerri Ann McTiernan is excited to announce that David Mattana will be the new men's golf head coach. Mattana moves up from previously being the men's golf assistant coach. He replaces Paul Schmidt. "It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Dave Mattana into the NCC Athletics Family as the NCC Golf Coach. First and foremost, Dave is a tremendous person. He is high-character leader in the sport and in the community and has provided our student-athletes with unwavering support. I am confident that he has the ability to lead our golf program to the next level and elevate our entire athletics program. He is the right man for the job." "I'm very pleased that Coach David Mattana has been selected to coach the NCC golf team." Schmidt said. "I had the opportunity to coach with Dave this season and witnessed his enthusiasm and knowledge of the game first hand. He brings a lot of experience and contacts that will help our student athletes. I'm very excited to watch Coach Mattana compete on the National level." Mattana has been quite active in the golf world. He is currently the Secretary of the Long Island Golf Association. He is also the Golf Chairman at Fresh Meadow Country Club and the Tournament Director of the Gene Sarazen Invitational. His playing career is also very impressive. He has qualified for many amateur tournaments, including the Met Open, The Long Island Open, The Ike, The Long Island Amateur, and The New York State Amateur. "With its wonderful, Faculty, Staff and Students, Nassau Community College is the embodiment of the spirit of Long Island. I feel very fortunate to be able to coach at an institution of this caliber, and am deeply grateful to Kerri Ann McTiernan and Paul Schmidt for the trust they have placed in me. The Nassau Community College Golf Team's history of accomplishment sets the bar very high and I pledge to work extremely hard to meet the challenge. I look forward to spending many years sharing in the lives of our student-athletes as they grow as students, athletes and people." Mattana is an alumnus of Ithaca College. He received a law degree from Hofstra Law School and attended a master's program in Business Administration at New York University Graduate School.