Chris Matlock is in his 13th season with the South Carolina football program and serves as the team's Head Equipment Manager. Matlock joined the Gamecock staff in the spring of 2000 after working as Notre Dame's athletic equipment manager for over eight years.
Prior to joining the Notre Dame staff in 1991, Matlock worked as the assistant equipment manager for the NFL's Indianapolis Colts for five years. He was the assistant equipment manager at his alma mater, Chattanooga, for one year and worked as a student assistant for the Moccasin program as an undergraduate.
Matlock has been an active certified member of the Athletic Equipment Manager Association for 20 years. He has been an active member of the American Football Coaches Association. He is the secretary of the SEC Equipment Managers Association. Since his arrival in Columbia, he has been involved with the Palmetto Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, serving on the Board of Directors.
While in South Bend, he was a chairperson for the Dream Course Foundation golf outing also raising money for JDRF. Matlock earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Chattanooga in 1986. He is a 2002 graduate of The Sports Management Institute.