Greg Matta

Greg was an active member of the football team and the basketball team during his years at Hoopeston-East Lynn. 
He was a three year All Conference linebacker for the Cornjerkers and was also named to the News Gazette All Area Team and was a Commercial News Player of the Week. His senior year Greg averaged 15 tackles a game and kicked a 44 yard field goal.

Greg’s accomplishments on the basketball court were just as impressive. He was a three year All Conference Player, a two year All Conference MVP and a two year AP All State player. His senior year he was named to the Chicago Sun Times All State First Team. Other awards included: triple Rossville Holiday All-Tournament Team member, Commercial News Scoring Champion, IBCA All-Star Team, and News Gazette Elite Eight Player.


Over his career at Hoopeston, Greg started 112 consecutive games, scored 2,078 points with an average of 18.3 points per game. He also averaged 6.9 rebounds and 5.9 assists during his years at Hoopeston. In 2004 he was inducted into the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Greg continued his basketball career at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. While there, his team won the Sun Belt Conference in 1984 and participated in the NCAA tournament.

Following his dreams, Greg went on and accepted an assistant coaching position at Kennesaw State University. While there, his teams competed in the Division II NCAA National Tournament three years in a row and were Division II Champions in 2004.

Greg accepted a head coaching position at North Cobb Christian School in 2005. Since taking over the program at North Cobb, Greg has led his team to two GIHA Regional Championships, two GHSA Championships, a 3A State Championship, and a NACA Division I National Championship. Greg continues to coach at North Cobb Christian.