After seven seasons at Murray State, Matt McMahon has been hired as the new head coach of the LSU Tigers. McMahon went 154-67 overall, leading the Racers to four OVC titles and three NCAA Tournaments.
“Matt is exactly what we were looking for,” AD Scott Woodward said in a statement. “His vision for our program and his values as a leader align perfectly with ours as an institution, and he has a proven track record of identifying talent, developing student-athletes, and building championship basketball programs. We are excited to welcome, Matt, Mary, and their three children to Baton Rouge, and we are ready to work together to write the next championship chapter for LSU Basketball.”
LSU moved on from former head coach Will Wade earlier this month following a notice of NCAA violations. While the threat of penalties hangs over the program, the potential and commitment at LSU was enough to convince McMahon – a coveted coach by several other major programs – to jump on board.
“My family and I are extremely excited to join the Baton Rouge community and lead the LSU Basketball program forward,” McMahon said. “I look forward to building relationships with our current players and recruiting elite student-athletes to LSU, and I’m excited to join the best athletic department – and the most iconic brand – in all of college sports. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me, and I cannot wait to get to work.”
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