“I am honored and humbled to be named the next head coach at Cumberland University,” Mathis said in a statement on the school’s website. “I cannot wait to get to work on campus and start building relationships with the players and coaches as well as the community of Lebanon. I am looking forward to adding to the rich history of Cumberland University.”
In his two years leading St. Francis, the Knights had an overall record of 6-14. At Cumberland, Mathis replaces Donnie Suber, who left to become the defensive coordinator at Tennessee Tech.
Mathis previously coached at Division II Shorter University, Trion City Schools in Georgia, and Franklin County High School in Eastpoint, Florida. He is a 1996 graduate of Georgia Southern University.
St. Francis athletic director Brandon Bates said Mathis informed the school he was leaving last week. Bates said he is reviewing resumes for the position now, and if anyone wants to apply they can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.