"Matthews new AD, Blackcat football coach" by: Mike Reddell

Bay City Sentinel photo/MaLinda Reddell
New BCISD Athletic Director Patrick Matthews, far right, introduced his family after he was hired by Bay City school trustees Monday night. They include, from left: his son, Tavian, his wife, Meka, and their youngest son, Dominique (DJ).

   Patrick Matthews was hired as Athletic Director and head Blackcat football coach at a special session of the BCISD school board that drew a packed crowd of 71 people Monday night, April 9.
   “I’m extremely impressed with Patrick Matthews,” BCISD Superintendent Dr. Marshall Scott III said.
   “He’s a heck of a coach and one heck of a man,” Scott said in recommending Matthews’ hiring.
   The board, with one trustee absent, voted unanimously on that recommendation.
   Offensive coordinator for 6A Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Matthews and his wife Meka and sons Tavian Grose and Dominique (DJ) were introduced to an audience of students, teachers, parents and Blackcat fans. 
   Matthews, 40, has been Seven Lakes position since 2013, earned his bachelor and master’s degrees from McNeese State University and is working on a doctorate in education in Transformational Leadership at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon.
   At McNeese, Matthews was a four-year letterman who not only was an All-Southland Conference tight end in 1998 and 1999, but was unanimously voted 1999 All-Louisiana tight end and to the conference 1990s All-Decade Team Tight End.
   He has 17 years of coaching experience and 14 years of teaching experience.
   His 11 years as offensive coordinator include four playoff appearances and a 2007 Texas High School 4A Division I State Championship at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg.

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