BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Lisa Mattingly, a 33-year veteran of basketball officiating, has been named Coordinator of Women's Basketball Officials for the Southeastern Conference, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced on Tuesday.
"Lisa Mattingly's experience on the court and respect among her peers make her the ideal person to lead the conference's support of women's basketball officiating," said Sankey. "Her insights and relationships will be valuable in moving our officiating program forward."
Mattingly will lead an officiating consortium of conferences that include the Sun Belt, ASUN, Ohio Valley, SWAC and Southland in addition to the SEC.
"I want to thank our Commissioners and their staffs for this tremendous opportunity," said Mattingly. "I look forward to working with all our administrators, coaches, student-athletes and officials to build on the great foundation that Sally Bell and her staff engineered. Additionally, I want to thank all the strong leaders who made themselves available to me. There is no price tag high enough for their generosity to me and on my behalf. Our game has been so generous to me, I'm anxious to give something back."
A 1982 graduate of Sue Bennett College, Mattingly has served as a women's basketball official in the SEC since 1995 and has also officiated in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Conference USA, OVC, Missouri Valley, MAC and Horizon League. She has officiated an average of more than 85 games per year while serving as crew chief in 90 percent of those contests.
She has been selected to officiate in numerous conference tournaments, including the SEC, ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Conference USA, OVC and Missouri Valley. She has worked 10 Big Ten conference tournament championship games, eight SEC tournament title contests and numerous other conference tournament final games.
Mattingly was first selected to officiate in an NCAA Tournament in 1996 and since that time has worked 21 NCAA Regional Tournaments and 18 Final Fours including 10 championship games.
In addition to her on-court achievements, Mattingly served as liaison for basketball officials to the NCAA Rules Committee from 2003-05.
Mattingly has also made her mark in professional basketball, having been selected to officiate in the inaugural season of the WNBA in 1997. She officiated the WNBA League Championship Series from 2000-07, including the league finals from 2002-06. She was also selected to officiate the WNBA All-Star Game in 2000 and 2006.
She first officiated on the collegiate level in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference from 1986-93, making her Division I debut with the Ohio Valley Conference in 1990.