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Hall of Fame - Jim Mattos

Jim MattosMr. Jim Mattos graduated from Greenville High School in 1950 and entered Furman University as the school’s first recipient of a track scholarship. He graduated from Furman with a degree in Health and Physical Education, and earned a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Clemson University in 1972. Mattos taught physical education at Berea High School for 19 years and was honored with the highest award presented to an educator when he was chosen the 1978 South Carolina Teacher of the Year. Upon retirement from education, Mattos was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, where he served for 10 years. In this capacity, he received numerous honors including Legislator of the Year. In 2017, Coach Mattos was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame.