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Christine Mooberry
Head Coach
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Christy Mooberry is beginning her fourth season as Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Montreat College.  Mooberry started at Montreat in 2008, taking a team ranked 9th in preseason polls to a 4th place finish, achieving a 10-8 record in the AAC.  For 2009, the Cavaliers continued to move up in the AAC finishing third and posting an 11-5 conference record. Making history, the 2009 Cavaliers won more games than any previous Montreat College Volleyball team. In 2010, yet again the Cavaliers moved up in the AAC finishing first in the regular season and finishing 12-2 in the conference and breaking the record number of Montreat College Volleyball wins in a season with 28 wins, including 7 against NCAA Division II colleges.  

The three seasons have captured many AAC, AVCA and NAIA awards for the Cavs including the prestigious NAIA National Player of the Week award, 6 AAC All-Conference 1st Team awards, 2 AAC Second Team All-Conference Awards, 4 AAC All Freshmen Team awards, 4 AAC All-Tournament Team awards and 11 All-Academic Team awards.   Also in the list of awards the Cavs have earned in the past three seasons are; 7 AAC Player of the Week at the Conference Level awards, 8 AAC Hitter of the Week awards, 6 AAC Setter of the Week awards, 3 NAIA AVCA All Region, Northeast Region, 2 NAIA AVCA Honorable Mention All American, 1 AAC Libero of the Week award, and 1 Daktronics Scholar Athlete. 

 

Coach Mooberry comes to Montreat after coachingat Newfane High School and WNY Stars Volleyball Club in New York.

 

Mooberry began her volleyball career playing club and high school in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She went on to earn a volleyball scholarship to University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois.  During her two seasons at USF the team earned the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Titles.  Mooberry also earned the USF Scholar Athlete Award and made the Dean's List in both 1998 and 1999. After playing two seasons under Coach Rich Luenemann, the AVCA's 2003 and 2007 Coach of the year and NAIA Hall of Fame Volleyball Coach, she transferred to Moody Bible Institute to pursue Sports Ministry.

 

While at Moody Bible Institute, Mooberry played two seasons under Jean Penfound, 2006 NCCAA Hall of Fame Inductee.  During these two seasons she earned a number of awards including, six All-Tournament Team Awards, two tournament MVP's, NCCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team in both 1999 and 2000, NCAAA Division II all Regional Midwest Volleyball Team in 1999 and 2000, and NCCAA Division II First Team All American in 1999 and 2000.  While serving as captain for the 2000 season she also earned Grace Bible College Volleyball Classic Most Inspirational Award and President's Award, Moody Bible Institute Female Athlete of the Year 2000-2001. Mooberry graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sports Ministry.

Upon graduation, Mooberry (then Simmons) married Scott in June of 2001 and moved to Newfane, NY in July of 2001. Scott took the position of Youth and Worship Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Newfane.  Doors soon opened for Mooberry to coach.  She was an assistant coach at Wilson High School for one year then was able to take over the Varsity Coach position at Newfane High School.  During her six years as head varsity coach at Newfane High school she accumulated a record of  92 wins and 26 losses and a 48-0 conference record for the last four years. The Newfane Varsity Volleyball Team earned four consecutive Niagara Orleans Conference Championships and was New York State Section VI Finalists in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. Mooberry also founded the Western New York Stars USA Volleyball Club in 2002 which provided opportunities for both athletic development and ministry impact.

Mooberry is a USAV Level II Certified Coach through the USAV's Coaching Accreditation Program, and holds a New York State Coaching Certification, International Sports Sciences Association Certified Fitness Trainer, and is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Mooberry was also published in the June/July 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaching Volleyball magazine. Mooberry also holds a Master's Degree in Kinesiology with a Coaching emphasis through Georgia Southern University.

Christy, her husband Scott and their two dogs, Lex and Tank reside in Black Mountain, NC.

 
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Scott Mattera
Assistant Coach
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Scott Mattera enters his first season as the assistant volleyball coach at Montreat. Coach Mattera comes to the mountains by way of Toledo, Ohio where he was most recently on staff at The University of Toledo for the 2010 season. During his one season there, the Lady Rockets upset the University of Michigan and took out the number #1 seeded Ball State Cardinal in the MAC tournament.

Scott's biggest coaching accolades come from the high school ranks. He began his career at state powerhouse St. Ursula Academy as the JV coach. In 2 years there he compiled a record of 44-3, wining city championships both years. After taking a year off to start Synergy Sports and Fitness, a 60,000 square foot volleyball and fitness facility in Toledo, Scott returned to high school coaching as the head coach at Notre Dame Academy. In just his 2nd year with the program the perennial middle of the pack city league program knocked off Toledo St. Ursula, ending their 139 match winning streak. NDA won back to back city championships in 2007 and 2008 and won the district in 2007, the first in school history. Mattera was awarded the City League and District Coach of the Year in 2006 & 2007, and his teams were consistently ranked both in state and national polls. During his time at NDA, his program produced five D1 college athletes in addition to numerous other D2, D3, NAIA, and NJCAA recruits.

Coach Mattera earned his bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Toledo, graduating with honors while also playing for and eventually coaching the men's volleyball team. He is currently working towards a master's degree with much of his work focusing on the sports sociology with hopes of teaching and writing on the subject in addition to coaching.

Volleyball and coaching are not only career choices but lifestyles for Scott. He was on the board of trustees for the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association, is active in the American Volleyball Coaches Association, and is CAP II certified through USA Volleyball. He has attended the high performance coaching clinic at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, has been the featured speaker at numerous junior high and high school clinics, and has had two articles published by the national website "prepvolleyball.com" on volleyball coaching techniques and theories.

 
 
 
 
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