VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Valley City State University athletic director Jill DeVries announced Friday, July 12, the hiring of Mark Mattson and his wife, Barbi Mattson, as the new softball coaching staff at VCSU.

Mark, a graduate of West Fargo High School, will be head coach and Barbi will be the associate head coach. The Mattsons take over the VCSU program after coaching the last seven seven seasons at NJCAA Division I Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. Under their leadership, Angelina won its first ever national championship in 2014. During their seven seasons at Angelina, the Roadrunners compiled a 253-131 record and made two appearances in the NJCAA national tournament.

This is the third school the two have teamed up to lead the softball program, including North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton.

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