Missouri State University’s director of men’s basketball operations Sam McMahon will 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.”
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.
Story courtesy of Missouri State Athletics