Coach Mattingly is a native of Toccoa, Georgia. In high school, she was a featured twirler, where she twirled fire at football games, and a dancer. Coach Mattingly went on to attend the University of Georgia where she was the only freshman to be selected to be on the UGA Majorettes. She went on to be the Captain of the UGA Dance Dawgs and Majorettes her sophomore through senior years. She was the choreographer for both teams and led them to winning the National-World Collegiate Half-Time Championship held at Notre Dame University. She earned a B.S.Ed from UGA and also has a M.Ed. in Health and Wellness Education.
Coach Mattingly is a former dance studio owner and award winning dance instructor and choreographer. After retiring from the dance studio, she became the PE teacher at Ford Elementary here in the Cobb County School District. She created the Hotshotz Dance Team in 2011. She remains an active judge for the UGA Dance Dawg auditions.
Coach Mattingly is married to Ed Mattingly, and they have 3 sons, 2 of whom have graduated from Allatoona High School: Hagen is 23 and is a filmmaker in Atlanta; Clay is 20 and is a finance major at Kennesaw State University; and Eli is a freshman at Allatoona High School, plays football, and throws the discus and shotput for the track team.