Ole Miss Athletics continues to expand its philanthropy and Forward Together Campaign efforts with the addition of Matt Mossberg to the UMAA Foundation as Major Gifts Officer in 2011.
Mossberg's overarching role is to advance the fundraising efforts of the UMAA Foundation through a wide range of development programs and activities. This is accomplished primarily by finding, cultivating and stewarding those who have the passion to philanthropically support Ole Miss Athletics with gift commitments of $25,000 and above. Additionally, Mossberg will work closely with the Forward Together Campaign Capital Campaign aimed at raising $150 million towards athletics facility improvements including the construction a new multi-million dollar basketball arena.
An Ole Miss Alumnus and native of Costa Mesa, CA., Mossberg has come to the UMAA after a 5 year stint as an Assistant Coach with the Ole Miss baseball program. During his time on the diamond Mossberg was an integral part of the success of the Rebels which garnered several NCAA berths resulting in 2 Regional's, 2 Super-Regional's and a 2009 SEC Championship. Prior to Mossberg's return to Oxford, he had successful coaching stints at both the high school and Junior College levels. Early in Mossberg's professional career, he was hired as a Sales Associate for OHD, a private health equipment company specializing in Respirator Fit Testing and Noise Dosimetry for national and international health markets.
A four-year letter winner in baseball for the Rebels from 2000-2003, Mossberg also helped lead the Rebels to two postseason appearances in the 2001 NCAA Regional at Tulane and the 2003 NCAA Regional at Rice. The centerfielder was known for his defense, but also hit .306 for his career with 24 RBI and notched 24 steals in his career.
After earning his B.S. degree in Exercise Science from Ole Miss in 2003, Mossberg completed a M.A. in Sports Management from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa in 2008.
Mossberg is married to the former Cheryl Wilson of Birmingham, Ala. Cheryl played volleyball for Ole Miss from 2000-2002. The couple has two sons, Jack and Pete.