Celebration of Bob Mattos

Bob Mattos 1::Tina Horton State Hornet


Bob Mattos 1::Tina Horton State Hornet

Dustin Nosler

Bob Mattos, Sacramento State’s football head coach from 1978-92, died March 14 at the age of 68 from brain cancer. A celebration of his life was held April 11 at the Alumni Center.

Approximately 500 people were in attendance. Mattos won 84 games as Hornet head coach, which is the most of any football coach in school history. He helped to raise some of the funds to get the Eli Broad Field House built. Mattos was inducted into the Sac State Football Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009.

Dustin Nosler can be reached at [email protected]