Gregg Matalas is in his 12th year at the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) (www.usmmaaf.com) where he serves as the Director of Marketing and Development. He directs the national golf tour, the Flagship Management Blue and Gray Golf Classics (www.blueandgraygolf.com), which is a major fundraising golf tour for the USMMA Department of Athletics.
In that timespan, Matalas has grown the tour from five outings, averaging 500 golfers a year, to 12 events, which average over 1,500 attendees a year. The tour stops in 12 cities all throughout the country, all throughout the year, and is supported and attended by USMMA alumni, parents, families, friends and members of the maritime industry. In just over 10 years, Matalas has helped raise well over $3 million in net proceeds for the Athletics Department. In the last three years, the outings have netted over $1 million for Kings Point Athletics.
Along with athletic fundraising priorities, Matalas also helps maintain and enhance the marketing and development efforts at the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation. His direction has helped streamline numerous services the AAF offers its constituents.
Matalas actually returned to Kings Point in September 2003, as he was a former Sports Information Assistant during the 2000-01 academic year. His ties to the Academy lay deeper, as his grandfather, Charles, was a 1942 Kings Point graduate. Additionally, Milton Houpis ’42, a close friend of Charles, was the Godfather of Gregg’s father, Chris.
Matalas graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1999 with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management. After completing internships with the Western Professional Hockey League, New York Rangers and USMMA, Matalas served as the Sports Information Director at Lebanon Valley College (Pa.) for two years. From there, he earned a Master's Degree in Media Management from Syracuse University in 2003 and its renowned S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Matalas is a native of Bridgewater, N.J., and resides in Fresh Meadows, N.Y.