CHS Baseball Coaching Staff

Chad Mathis
Head Coach and AD

Beginning his 19th season as coach and seventh full season as Head Coach of the Columbus High Blue Devils, Coach Mathis is a 1994 graduate of Peach County High School (Ft. Valley, GA) where he was a member of the 1992 State Runner-Up football team and a 4-year letterman in baseball. He went on to play for Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) where he earned Second Team All-Conference Honors. He signed a free agent contract in 1999 with the Class "A" Richmond Roosters (Richmond, IN) in the Frontier League.

Coach Mathis' coaching career began as an Assistant at Berrien High School (Nashville, GA) in Varsity football and baseball in 2000-2001. He moved on to become an Assistant at Pacelli High School (Columbus, GA) in Varsity football, basketball and baseball in 2001-2002. He came to CHS from Andrew College (Cuthbert, GA) where he was the Head Assistant Baseball Coach for the Tigers from 2002-2005. Coach Mathis served as the Head Assistant baseball coach at CHS for 9 years prior to being promoted to interim head coach early in the 2015 season.

In 2009, Coach Mathis added the responsibility and title of Athletic Director at Columbus High School. Coach Mathis has won 12 State Championship Titles in his tenure as AD.

His education includes an Associate of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Andrew College, a Bachelor's of Science in Education from Columbus State University, and a Master's in Sports and Fitness Management from Troy State University (Troy, AL) in May of 2009.

He is married to the former Elizabeth McKnight of Columbus, GA. They have one child, daughter, Emma.


Coaching Honors
  • Region 3-A GACA Assistant Coach of the Year - 2002
  • Region XVII (JUCO) Assistant Coach of the Year – 2004
  • Region 5-AAAA Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year – 2012
  • Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi City Softball Coach of the Year – 2012
  • GACA All-State Softball Coach for North/South All-Star Game - 2014
  • 2012 Region 5-AAAA Softball Champs (5th in State)
  • 2013 Region 5-AAAA Softball Champs
  • 2014 Region 1-AAAAA Softball Champs (6th in State)
  • Region 1-AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year - 2016
Player Honors
  • MVP - 1994 * 2nd Team All Conference - 1996
  • Class "A" Frontier League - 1999
McClendon Hill
Assistant Coach

Beginning his ninth season as Assistant Coach of the Columbus High Blue Devils, Coach Hill is a 2010 alumnus of CHS and a life-long scholar of baseball. He lettered in baseball each year, and was a member of the 2010 State Championship team. He also lettered one year in basketball.

Coach Hill attended Georgia Perimeter College where he won a Georgia NJCAA State Championship and Gold Glove Award in 2011, and earned Second Team All-Conference honors in 2012.

Coach Hill began his coaching career at Calvary Christian School in Columbus, GA, where he was the Head Middle School Baseball Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach in 2014.

Player Honors
  • 2008, 2009, 2010 Ledger Enquirer First Team, All Bi-City
  • 2009 Team Georgia
  • 2011 Georgia NJCAA Gold Glove
  • 2012 Georgia NJCAA Second Team All-Conference
Scott Livingston
Assistant Coach

Coach Livingston graduated in 1990 from Pacelli High School. Where he played football and baseball. He was a two-time All-Bi-City. Over 15 years of baseball coaching experience on about every level. Head Middle School Baseball Coach for St. Luke School for the past 7 years. Including 7 winning season, a GISA Middle School State Championship, GSIA MS State Championship Runner Up and an undefeated season.

He earned a BA in Psychology from Auburn University in 1995.

Married to the former Jamie Davis. Three kids (CHS alum/player and current ABAC baseball player, Davis, Isabel, and David Scott (Junior baseball player at CHS).

Matt Rossi
Assistant Coach

Bear Elder
Assistant Coach

Dan Beck
Assistant Coach

"Coach Dan" is a graduate of Columbus High and member of 2 state Championship and 2 state runner-up teams. Legend has it that Reggie Kelley still feels the bruise he received warming Dan up in his playing days. He is in his first year at Columbus and in High School Baseball. He has been a mainstay within the Columbus and Phenix City coaching scene as a member of the Young Guns Coaching Staff prior to him joining CHS.

Dan played at Middle Georgia College after his career at Columbus High. We are, as always! Coach Dan.

Player Honors
  • Member of the .400 Club (2007, .444)
  • Member of the .350 Club (2006, .380)