Class of 2011
Darien (Hinsdale South)
Mike Matozzi graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1976. He was born in Chicago in 1958. Mike competed in wrestling for four years but did not compete at the varsity level. He was a National Honor Society Member and an Illinois State Scholar. He played football and rugby while in high school. He was a two year captain in rugby and was selected All-State.
After high school, Mike moved to college and attended McMurray College, Ball State University and Roosevelt University. He earned a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees.
Mike has coached and taught at Hinsdale South High in Darien for the past 30 years. He has served as head coach for 23 years. During his head coach tenure he has put together a 364-185-2 dual meet record. He has had 35 state qualifiers, 8 place-winners and two state champions. His teams have won 3 IHSA Regional titles and 5 team conference championships. These conference titles are the only conference championships in school history.
The IWCOA has selected Mike to receive its Special Recognition Gold Level Award in 2006 and 2010. He has served as IWCOA Secretary during the 2009-10 & 2010-11 season. He has served as President-Elect in 2010-11 and will become IWCOA President in May of 2011. He has been the coordinator and host of the Illinois/Indiana Classic Duals at Hinsdale South High School three times, during the 2006, 2008 & 2010 meets.
Mike received the Carnegie Lifetime Award from Who’s Who and received Who’s Who award in High School and college. He also received the Freshman Coach’s Award at Rich South Tournament in 1986 and the Varsity Coach’s Award at the Don Flavin DeKalb Tournament in 2008.
Mike has been a teacher and Dean of Students at Hinsdale South his entire career. He has been involved in coaching football, wrestling and softball. He currently serves as Director of Deans and Head Wrestling Coach.
Organizations that Mike has been involved in or is a member of include Illinois State Deans Association, Illinois Principals Association and the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association.
Mike is married to his wife of twenty-nine years, Debbie, whom he dated in high school. The have three children; Michelina, who is married to Corey Sullivan, Mike, Jr. and Anthony.