Hobbies: hunting, church, fishing, golf, and football
Before Union: Mathis prepped at Covington High School were he played baseball and football. He played four seasons of baseball for former Union Bulldog standout, Geno Miller. Mathis was a part of both the 2003 football and 2004 baseball state runner-up teams. In baseball as a sophomore and junior, he was named All-District, All-Region, All-Shelby Metro, and All-State. As a sophomore he was named the Best of the West Player of the Year as he posted a 12-1 record with a 1.14 ERA. Mathis added TACA Player of the Year as a junior while posting an 11-1 record with a 1.08 ERA. His totals for his sophomore and junior season were 145 inning pitched, 193 strikeouts, and just 25 walks. In football, Mathis was named All-Region for special teams. Off the field, Mathis was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and #1 Club.
12/15/2005 - Covington Standout Signs With Union Baseball