Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1997
Ed Mathey is head baseball coach for Northern Illinois University. He received his master’s degree in athletic administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1991. For nine years, Mathey was head baseball coach at North Central College. During his tenure, the Cardinals won three College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin titles in 1994, 1996 and 1998. All three conference crowns led to CCIW Coach of the Year Awards for Mathey. He received the President’s Award at the 24th Annual Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame dinner. Nominators commented that Mathey developed North Central into one of the best programs in Illinois. In August 2002, Mathey was named the 24th head coach in the 103-year-history of the Northern Illinois University baseball program. He is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.