Atmabodha’s Sushama:

“Sri Sankara established at Kanchi the Sarada Matha or the Kamakoti Pitha, renowned from the snow-clad Himalayas to the southern sea, for the administration and the enforcement of all Dharmas”.

It is worthy of note that Atmabodha emphazises the fact that Sri Sankara himself was the first Acharya of the Kamakcti Pitha.

(The Traditional Age of Sri Sankaracharya and The Mathas by A.N.Aiyer and S.L.N..Sastri)