McMahon Accepts Coaching Post at Missouri Southern
June 4, 2014
JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri State University’s director of men’s basketball operations Sam McMahon will soon get an opportunity to return to coaching at the collegiate level with today’s announcement from Missouri Southern State University of him as the Lions’ new assistant coach.
The Jefferson City, Mo., native will officially begin his duties for Coach Jeff Boschee in Joplin on July 1. McMahon recently completed his fourth season in the MSU program and had been the Bears’ video coordinator prior to serving in his current capacity since the 2012-13 season.
“I want to thank Coach (Paul) Lusk and the rest of the Missouri State coaching staff and administration for helping me develop professionally during my time here,” said McMahon. “I have learned so much from Coach Lusk and will always cherish our friendship.
“I’m so thankful for an opportunity to get back on the floor coaching. Coach Boschee is one of the best young coaches around, and I’m excited to learn from him.”
McMahon was part of Missouri State’s 2011 MVC regular-season title run under then-coach Cuonzo Martin. He then replaced Trevyor Fisher as MSU's director of basketball operations on June 11, 2012.
McMahon has been a vital part of Missouri State’s success during his tenure, according to Lusk.
“Sam has done an unbelievable job for our program,” Lusk explained. “He has a very bright future in this profession. We will miss him, but this move allows him to be a full-time coach, and he will be a great addition for Coach Boschee and Missouri Southern.”
After a playing career at the University of Delaware (2004-08), McMahon landed an assistant coaching spot at Central Methodist University in 2009. In two years at CMU, he helped the Eagles to a combined 52-15 record with a pair of NAIA National Tournament appearances in that span.
His duties at Missouri Southern will include recruiting, scouting, practice and game-day coaching assignments and assisting with the day-to-day operations for the program. According to Lusk, a search for McMahon’s replacement at Missouri State will begin soon.