Matt McMahon

Matt McMahon (born April 26, 1978)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: LSU Tigers
Current conference: Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Murray State record: 154-67 (.697)
LSU record: 31-35 (.470)
Overall record: 185-102 (.645)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2022-present LSU
2015-2022 Murray State
2011-2015 Murray State (asst)
2010-2011 UNC Wilmington (asst)
2002-2010 Appalachian State (asst)
2001-2002 Tennessee (grad. asst)
2000-2001 Appalachian State (student asst)

Matt McMahon Facts

  • Matt McMahon
  • Born April 26, 1978
  • Hometown: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Alma Mater: Appalachian State University (BA, 2000)
  • Played four seasons at App State for Buzz Peterson; stayed on as a student assistant for one season under Houston Fancher
  • Rejoined Peterson in 2001 as a grad assistant at Tennessee before returning to App State in 2002 as one of Fancher‘s assistants
  • After eight seasons with the Mountaineers (nine under Fancher and one under Peterson), McMahon joined Peterson‘s staff at his new job UNC Wilmington
  • Was hired as an assistant at Murray State by Steve Prohm in 2011, staying on his staff until he left the program in 2015
    • McMahon had actually accepted a position as an assistant at Louisiana Tech but returned to Murray to be head coach
    • Led the Racers to both an Ohio Valley title and Tournament championship in his third season (2018) and repeated both titles the following year; earned trips to the NCAA Tournament in both years
    • Won a fourth OVC title in 2022, going a perfect 18-0 in league play, then won the OVC Tournament for the third time; McMahon was named OVC COY for the first time in his tenure
  • Left Murray in March 2022 to become the head coach of the LSU Tigers

Matt McMahon Coaching Tree

  • Cody Toppert (Capital City Go-Go)