Edward M. Matejkovic Sport Management Scholarship
Former football coach and athletic director at The College at Brockport, Dr. Edward M. Matejkovic earned the record as the winningest coach in the school’s history when he left his position with the football team in 1994.
Dr. Matejkovic came to Brockport in 1984 as an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sport, director of sport management, assistant coach of men’s and women’s track and field teams, and as assistant football coach. He became head football coach in 1986, and early in 1990 was named athletic director.
Dr. Matejkovic, who earned his doctoral degree at Temple University, did not call his first year as football coach a “rebuilding” year, as he said that term is derogatory to team’s players and staff, noting that a team’s win/loss record does not indicate its ability.
During his 12 years at the College, Dr. Matejkovic strengthened the undergraduate academic program in sport management, founded the graduate program and led the football team to its first post-season playoff appearance. He was named the SUNYAC Track and Field Coach of 1985, when he served as the College’s head track coach. In fall 2001, he was inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
A group of donors acknowledged Dr. Matejkovic’s achievements at the College by establishing this scholarship to recognize an outstanding student in Brockport’s sport management program who demonstrates the potential for excellence and success.
To qualify for the Edward M. Matejkovic scholarship students must be enrolled in the undergraduate sport management program, entering their junior or senior year in the fall after the award is made. They must have completed at least the program’s first two core courses and have a GPA of 3.0 or better overall and a 3.25 GPA in the core courses. They also must have scheduled their required sport management internship within the following two semesters. In addition, they must demonstrate the potential for excellence in a sport management career.