Inducted:  May 31, 1998 in Merrillville, IN  
Date of Birth:  October 29, 1931 in Chicago, IL

High School Attended:  Hobart, IN               Graduated:  1949

High School Honors:  3-year letterman in football and basketball.

College Attended:  Ball State University       Graduated:  1954        

                            Ball State University  MS                   1960

College Honors:  1-year participant in football; knee injury ended career; 4-year letterman in baseball and captain, All-Conference 1954.

Coaching Experience:  Volunteer coach of Hobart HS place-kickers 1959-1992; won two state finals.

Special Recognition:  Served in the US Naval Reserves 1950-1953 and the US Army Intelligence 1955-1957; played semi-pro baseball 1951-1962; Hobart Field announcer for 34 years; had to announce by walking sidelines for several years after a fire burned the old press box, until a new one was constructed; used his officiating background to better inform fans about penalties and enforcement; developed a formatted statistical report for coaches, players, and area sportswriters; until this time, a similar form was still being used to help Hobart players get into colleges with scholarships; retired after 1991 season; served as elementary teacher, elementary principal, and assistant superintendent of Hobart city schools; served as university supervisor for student teachers for IU Northwest and Purdue Calumet; served as an IHSAA certified official in baseball, basketball, and football 1958-1978

Family:  Wife, Connie; children, Richard, Lori, and Beth; grandchildren, Rachel, Rebecca, Sara, Hannah, Thomas, Steven, and Eileen.

Mr. Mattix passed away September 16, 1999.