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MMK girls basketball coach, school board president dies

You would probably be hard-pressed to find someone in Matlock that didn't have a story about Mike Bateman.

Bateman, 59, a life-long community member and graduate of Mary M. Knight High School who served as the president of the Mary M. Knight school board and the Owls' head girls basketball coach, died on May 29.

"It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of one of our school board members, Mr. Mike Bateman," MMK Superintendant Matt Mallery wrote in a district statement. "As some of you were aware, Mike had been dealing with some health issues, but his passing was sudden and unexpected...


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