Jason Mattern named Penn Manor athletic director

The Penn Manor board of school directors has appointed Jason Mattern as the district’s new athletic director, effective June 18.

Mattern, currently athletic administrator for Prince George’s County Public Schools, will replace Jeff Roth, who has served as Penn Manor AD since 2001.

“I am ecstatic to be welcomed into Comet Country,” Mattern said. “The new era of Penn Manor athletics will be one that students, parents, staff and community will continue to have pride in while also seeing some modernization in communication and the promotion of our programs and student athletes.”

Mattern said he was attracted to the Penn Manor AD job “because of the great schools, community and established legacy of excellence, both in the classroom and on the athletic fields.”

Mattern taught social studies at Bowie High School in Maryland from 2006 to 2014 and served as assistant athletic director at the school from 2012 to 2014. He has served in his present position since 2014.

Mattern also has coached varsity baseball at Broadneck and Bowie high schools in Maryland and was a pitching coach at the U.S. Naval Academy.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Muskingum College in 2006 and his master’s degree in athletic administration from Grace College this year.

A native of Cleveland, Mattern has lived in Annapolis, Md., for 12 years. He and his wife, Allison, have a three-year-old daughter, Addison, and are expecting a second daughter in early August.

Welcome to Penn Manor, Jason!