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Matich named coach of the year

Jen Watkins Of the Record staff

Brandon Matich is more than just a coach. According to the assistant football coaches at Park City High School, Matich is a mentor and life teacher to players.

"Brandon teaches them life skills and life lessons that will make them successful and that’s the most important part," John Chynoweth said. "Everyone wants to win, but winning in life is what it’s all about. Nobody teaches life skills and life lessons like Brandon does."

That respect from his peers is why Matich was named Utah’s high school football coach of the year at the NFL-USA Football Summit in July in Canton, Ohio. Matich was nominated by Logan varsity football coach Mike Favero. As part of the Summit, Matich said he attended educational sessions and presentations from former coaches.

"Being the representative from the state was pretty humbling," Matich said. "There’s a lot of deserving coaches."

Matich’s assistant coaches said he was very deserving of the nomination.

"Over the last few seasons I’ve been working for him, there has been a complete turnaround in the behavioral patterns of the children that we coach," Mikey Collins said.

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Chynoweth said Matich has instilled work ethic, commitment, a family-type bond, integrity and hard work in the five year’s he’s been at PCHS.

Junior varsity football coach Tony Tornovish said the football team has learned to go "right to work" and have a new attitude.

"The older class helps the younger class and they bring them along," he said. "But it’s not just what they do on the field, but what they do off the field. Matich has fostered an attitude where they not only care about football, they care about each other, which is pretty rare."