Suamico, Wis. – The Howard-Suamico School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Brian Matz as Bay Port High School Athletics Director on Monday, February 27. In his new role, Matz will oversee the grade 7-12 athletics programs throughout the District beginning July 1, 2017.
Matz brings 20 years of athletics and education administration experience to HSSD. He most recently served as Associate Principal/Director of Activities at Green Bay Southwest High School since 2013. Prior to his leadership post with the Trojans, Matz held a similar positions at Kimberly, Menasha, Beaver Dam, and Big Foot High School. He also coached basketball as head coach at Manitowoc Lincoln High School and as an assistant coach at Viterbo University.
“Brian is a passionate and collaborative leader,” said Bay Port High School Principal Mike Frieder. “I’ve known him and worked with him during his time at Kimberly and Green Bay Southwest. He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to Bay Port. I look forward to working with him to take the Pirates to the next level.”
“I am humbled and honored to serve as the Athletics Director at Bay Port High School,” said Matz. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with the students, coaches, administrative team, and the community to help provide the best experiences possible. The Howard-Suamico School District and Bay Port High School are respected statewide for excellence in the classroom and in athletics competition. I could not be more proud to be joining that tradition.”
Matz holds Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership (Marian ‘07) and Athletic Administration (Tennessee ‘90). During his time in Knoxville as a graduate assistant, he served on the events team for the university’s “100 Years of Volunteers” football centennial celebration and assisted with hosting duties for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four. The Greenville, Wisconsin native earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health Education from UW-La Crosse (‘87), where he was a letterwinner on the Eagles’ baseball team.
Matz is the proud father of Davis (17) and Campbell (15). He takes over for Bay Port Activities Director Otis Chambers, who will retire June 30, 2017 following 13 years with the Pirates.
About the Howard-Suamico School District: Founded in 1961, the Howard-Suamico School District encompasses 53 square miles in one of the most popular and attractive areas of Wisconsin. Located in the villages of Howard and Suamico – just eight miles northwest of Green Bay’s historic Lambeau Field – the district serves more than 6,100 students in eight schools and 10 community-based four-year-old kindergarten sites, making it the 25th-largest school district in the state of Wisconsin. The HSSD vision, mission and beliefs can best be summarized by the motto: Serving, Learning, Achieving – Together. For more information about the Howard-Suamico School District, follow us on Twitter (@HSSD) or visit www.hssd.k12.wi.us.