Shorty after losing head coach Steve Prohm to Iowa State on Monday, Murray State moved quickly to name former assistant Matt McMahon as their new coach on Tuesday.
McMahon was an assistant under Prohm from 2011-2015. He recently joined the staff at Louisiana Tech last month, but when this job opened up, McMahon couldn’t refuse. The school made the announcement with a conference on Tuesday.
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“I want to thank Allen Ward and President Davies for giving me the opportunity to return to Murray state as the head basketball coach. My family and I have enjoyed our four years in this community and we look forward to many more. I also owe a great deal of thanks to Steve Prohm for bringing me to Murray and serving as a mentor to me. I also want to thank our players past and present for their hard work and commitment to the program. Their success on the court, in the classroom and in the community has allowed me to be in this position today.”
This will be McMahon’s first job as head coach. McMahon helped the Racers stay one of the more recognizable mid-major powers under Prohm, as they won two Ohio Valley Conference championships and racked up 104 victories in four seasons together. If you read Kyle Kensing’s piece about how Murray State continues to churn out good coaches, then you know they should be in good hands with McMahon taking the reins.