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Name  Matt McMahon

Role  Basketball Coach
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Team  Murray State Racers men's basketball
Similar People  Steve Prohm, Isaiah Canaan, Ed Daniel, Ivan Aska

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Matt McMahon (born April 26, 1978) is the current men's college basketball head coach for the Murray State Racers.

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Early life

Matt McMahon is a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

A 6-foot-1 shooting guard, McMahon was a regular player under head coach Buzz Peterson at Appalachian State from 1996 to 2000. The Mountaineers posted a 65-25 record over his last three years, finishing with an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2000. During those years, McMahon averaged 6.9 points in 90 games, hitting 37.5 percent (124 of 331) of his 3-point attempts. He graduated in 2000 with a degree in marketing.

Coaching career

After his playing career, McMahon stayed on at Appalachian State as a student assistant men's basketball coach under head coach Houston Fancher in 2000-01. He rejoined Peterson for a season as a graduate assistant coach at Tennessee before returning to Appalachian State in 2002 as a full-time assistant under Fancher. In 2010, he again joined Peterson, this time as an assistant at UNC-Wilmington before joining Steve Prohm's staff at Murray State in 2011.

At Murray State under Prohm, he helped guide the Racers to 104 victories in four years, including appearances in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the 2015 National Invitation Tournament, and the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, where the Racers won the tournament championship.

In 2012, FoxSports.com and CollegeInsider.com ranked McMahon as one of college basketball's best assistant coaches, while in 2015 he was tabbed as one of "9 Under-the-Radar Coaches to Watch" by NCAA.com.

McMahon was hired as an assistant to Eric Konkol at Louisiana Tech on May 27, 2015. On June 10, 2015, McMahon was hired as head coach of Murray State. He replaced Prohm, who left to take the job at Iowa State University.

"I am so excited to know that Coach McMahon will be returning to Murray State to lead the Racers," Murray State athletic director Allen Ward said. "After watching him for four years, I'm convinced he's the right man for the job. He's an outstanding coach, nationally recognized as one of the top assistants in the country, with a tremendous upside. Matt has the talent and integrity to continue the momentum we've built, put his own stamp on the program, and meet the expectations that come with being the head coach at Murray State."

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