August 10, 2006

Former Hornet football coach Bob Mattos
helping with Sports Complex

Former Sacramento State football coach Bob Mattos has re-joined the University to help generate community excitement and support for the University's Alex G. Spanos Sports and Recreation Complex, it was announced today. Mattos will serve as a special consultant for development and work in the University Advancement office.

The winningest coach in school history, Mattos guided the Hornets from 1978-92. He did not have a losing record in nine of his final 11 seasons and led Sacramento State to the NCAA Div. II Playoffs in 1988. That year, the Hornets posted an 8-2 mark in the regular season and opened the playoffs with a 35-14 win at UC Davis. The team knocked off North Carolina Central, 56-7, the following week before falling to North Dakota State, 42-20, in the semifinals.

The Alex G. Spanos Sports and Recreation Complex is an ambitious project that will change the face and character of Sacramento State. Plans include a new field house which will have a groundbreaking in late August and will be called the Broad Athletic Facility as well as a Recreation, Wellness and Events Center, arena, and renovated stadium.

Mattos had 49 former players go on to sign professional contracts following their collegiate careers. That list includes John Gesek and Lorenzo Lynch, as well as current Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Greg Knapp.

For more about the Spanos Sports Complex, visit For media assistance, call the Sacramento State Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.


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