Mon, January 28, 201911:30 AM - 12:55 PM
Several times a year, Panhandle FCA, along with the WTAMU FCA, will join forces to put together a community luncheon. It will be an opportunity for all attendees to hear a great speaker from the Panhandle area, as well as a brief update on upcoming FCA events and activities, while enjoying a very good catered meal.
Our speaker for this luncheon is WT's women's basketball head coach Kristen Mattio. Kristen was named head coach of the West Texas A&M Lady Buffs on May 12, 2015, after serving two seasons as associate head coach under Mark Kellogg. During those two years, the Lady Buffs went 62-6 with two Elite Eight appearances and one national runner-up finish. She was the main recruiting coordinator for the Lady Buffs, as well as coaching the guard position, academic coordinator, leader of the summer camp program and opponent scouting.
In her first three seasons at the helm of the Lady Buffs, her teams had an overall record of 83-19, for a winning percentage of .814. Two of these seasons she took the Lady Buffs to the women’s Sweet Sixteen, and 2 years ago they made it to the Elite Eight. Currently, the Lady Buffs are ranked #8 in the country with a 14-1 record.
As a player, Kristen was a point guard and team captain for the Evangel University Lady Crusaders, and was instrumental in leading Evangel to the NAIA Division II Sweet Sixteen. She led her team to two NAIA tournament appearance and three Heart of America Conference titles (2000-2003). Mattio was a two-time all-conference selection and as a freshman she played at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Mattio graduated from Evangel with a bachelor’s degree in marketing/management. She earned a master’s degree in 2006 in sports and wellness leadership from Austin Peay.
FCA ministry partner, Dr. Paul Matney, will emcee this luncheon. Doors will open at 11:30 AM for check-in and food service. Lunch will be served until 12:20, at which time Dr. Matney will introduce our guest speaker. FCA promises the event will be finished by 12:55 PM. Cost for lunch is $13 and payment will be taken at check-in. Reservations are required and are taken on the honor system. To make a reservation, please go to Luncheon Reservation, or call the FCA office at 806.212.0771. If your plans change, and you cannot attend, you must notify us before the day of the event, otherwise, we will expect you to pay for your lunch.