Brian Mahoney

Brian Mahoney (born December 17, 1948)

Teams coached: Manhattan Jaspers, St. John’s Red Storm
Manhattan record: 16-62 (.205)
St. John’s record: 56-58 (.491)
Overall record: 72-120 (.375)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0  
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1993)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0 
  • NIT Championships:  0  
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1995)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1992-1996 St. John’s
1981-1992 St. John’s (asst)
1978-1981 Manhattan
1973-1978 St. John’s (asst)

Brian Mahoney Facts

  • Brian Mahoney
  • Born December 17, 1948
  • Hometown: Rockville Centre, New York
  • Alma Mater: Manhattan College (BA, 1971)
  • Graduated from Saint Agnes School (NY) and played for head coach John Powers at Manhattan College
    • Selected by the Cavaliers in the 5th round of the 1971 NBA Draft (69th overall)
    • Instead of playing for Cleveland, Mahoney spent one season with the ABA’s New York Nets (coached by Lou Carnesecca)
  • Hired in 1973 to be on Carnesecca’s staff at St. John’s, working as one of his assistants for five seasons
    • Went to two NITs and three NCAA Tournaments during this first stint at the school
  • Became the head coach at alma mater Manhattan in 1978, leading the Jaspers for three seasons
    • Failed to win more than 6 games in any of those years, finishing 16-62 overall
  • Returned to St. John’s after his firing in 1981, working for Carnesecca for another eleven years
  • Selected to replace Carnesecca in 1992, leading St. John’s to the NCAA Tournament and winning Big East COY honors
    • Was 56-58 over four seasons, going to the NIT in 1995 but finishing below .500 in the other two seasons
  • After his coaching career, Mahoney spent many years working in Alumni Relations at St. John’s University

Brian Mahoney Coaching Tree

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