Barbara Matta gained popularity as the celebrity wife of American collegiate basketball coach Thad Matta.

Barbara Matta with her husband Thad Matta
Caption: Barbara Matta with her husband Thad Matta (Photo: elevenwarriors)

Early Life of Barbara Matta

Barbara Matta was born in the United States to American parents. Reports suggested she was raised in the town of Woodbury, in the state of New Jersey. Therefore, Barbara has American nationality and is of white ethnicity. 

Well, Matta practices Christianity as her religion. She has completed her education at Butler University located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Likewise, this celebrity wife Barbara stands at a decent height.

Career of Barbara

Barbara Matta might be involved in some sort of professional career. However, she rose to popularity as a celebrity wife of Thad. As a result, she kept details of her professional career private. On the other hand, her husband Thad is an American college basketball coach. From 2004 to 2017, he coached the Ohio State Buckeyes to five Big Ten regular-season crowns, four Big Ten Tournament titles, two Final Four appearances, and the 2008 NIT Championship. Also, Matt is Ohio State's all-time winningest coach. 

Barbara's husband Thad Matta posing for the picture
Caption: Barbara's husband Thad Matta posing for the picture (Photo: Cleveland)

During his time at Indiana, he was the associate athletic director for the men's basketball team. Matt served as an assistant coach at three schools for six seasons, leading them to a combined 128–58 (.688) record and six postseason appearances. As per the Wikipedia article, he got a coaching post at Western Carolina University under Phil Hopkins and coached the Catamounts to a 17–13 record, the school's first winning record in ten years. During the 1996–97 season, Matta led Miami to a 21–9 record, MAC regular season and tournament titles, and an appearance in the NCAA tournament under Charlie Coles.

arbara's husband Thad Matta's reaction during the game
Caption: Barbara's husband Thad Matta's reaction during the game (Photo: bloximages)

He also became Herb Sendek's first full-time assistant coach at Miami University (Ohio) from 1994 to 1995. Miami finished the regular season with a 23–7 record, won the Mid-American Conference regular-season championship, and reached the first round of the NCAA tournament. On April 3, 2022, he replace LaVall Jordan after Butler signed Matta as their new head coach. 

What's Barbara Matta Net Worth?

As per reports, Barbara Matta has earned a decent net worth from her mysterious career. This celebrity wife Barbara has been living a comfortable life. On the other hand, her husband Thad Matta has earned an estimated net worth of $12 Million. He has been earning a yearly salary of $3.5 Million as per reports. 

Barbara Matta sitting in the golf cart along with her family
Caption: Barbara Matta sitting in the golf cart along with her family (Photo: elevenwarriors)

Thad's prime source of earnings came from his professional career. From 1990 to 1991, he started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Tates Locke at Indiana State University. Thad worked as an academic coordinator and administrative assistant at Butler from 1991 to 1994 before becoming a full-time coach.

Barbara's Husband Thad Contract

When Thad worked as Indiana’s associate athletic director of basketball administration, he earned a base salary of $400,000 per year. His annual salary increased by $25,000 on April 1, 2022. Barbara with her family lives in Columbus, Ohio. 

Previously, he had sold his home for $899,000 with 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 5,196 square feet, and a 1.82-acre lot. 

Married Life of Barbara Matta; Her Kids

Barbara Matta has been happily married to her husband Thad Matta. The couple has happily been together as a married couple for more than 16 years. Reports suggested that they met at Butler University and started dating each other. Barbara tied the wedding knot with her husband Thad in 1996. They exchanged the wedding vows in a private ceremony in presence of friends & family. 

Barbara Matta with her husband Thad Matta & their daughters
Caption: Barbara Matta with her husband Thad Matta & their daughters (Photo: Twitter)

Before their marriage, the duo was college sweethearts. Barbara shared 2 kids with her husband Thad. She has 2 daughters, they are Emily Matta and Ali Matta. Barbara and Thad have a wonderful time together. The couple has never been involved in any scandals despite their many years of marriage.