Mattison joins the Curve after leading the Greensboro Grasshoppers to the High-A East Championship series in 2021. Mattison has coached in the Pirates minor league system since 2015 and joins the Curve for his fifth season as a manager after a nine-year playing career on the mound. As Manager he has accumulated a 176-157 (.529) record after leading the DSL Pirates in 2017, the West Virginia Black Bears in 2018, the Bristol Pirates in 2019 and the Grasshoppers in 2021.
Raised in Anderson, South Carolina, Mattison played his collegiate ball at East Carolina University and went on to pitch for nine seasons in the professional ranks. Originally a Kansas City Royals farmhand, Mattison’s playing career includes three seasons with the Cleveland Guardians organization, reaching Triple-A Buffalo in 2005, and one season in the LA Dodgers organization in 2008 as well as extensive experience in the independent ranks and overseas with the Sinon Bulls in Taiwan in 2009. Following the 2010 season, Mattison wrapped up his playing career with a 40-23 record and a 4.12 ERA in 555.1 innings on the mound. Mattison’s first coaching opportunity came overseas for the Paris University Baseball Club (PUC) in 2013 and 2014, leading his team to the league championship series in the 2014 season. Mattison also served as the Pitching Coach for the 2014 French National Team alongside Head Coach Eric Gagne. He joined the Pirates organization in 2015 as the First Base Coach at Triple-A Indianapolis.