Assistant Coach under Rick Carlisle
Monte Mathis began his college playing career with NBA coach Larry Brown at the University of Kansas before transferring to Toledo where he was a two-year letter winner in baseball and basketball. After graduating in 1981, Mathis played and coached in the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox farm systems for three seasons.
Mathis got his start in coaching as an assistant coach at Woodward High School in Cincinnati. He then moved on to the college ranks working as a graduate assistant at McNeese State (1994-1995) and spent one season as an assistant under former NBA coach Bill Musselman at the University of South Alabama (1995-1996).
He spent a total of 11 seasons coaching in the collegiate ranks including four seasons at his alma mater, Toledo, and four seasons with Ohio State.
Joining the Mavericks in 2005 after a stint at Xavier University, he began as the head video coordinator before becoming a player development coach and finally an assistant coach in the championship season of 2010-2011. His responsibilities include preparing scouting reports on upcoming opponents and directing the Mavericks on-court player development program.
He has also served as the head coach of the Mavericks Summer League team for two summers and was an assistant on the summer league teams for three years before that.
Mathis left the team after the 2014-2015 season to take a position as an assistant coach on Scott Skiles' staff with the Orlando Magic.