Calling the last 48-hours in the Murray State coaching world a “roller-coaster” is a bit of an understatement. Jeff Goodman of ESPN first reported Tuesday afternoon that the school plans to name Matt McMahon their new head coach.
The reports come just a day after former head coach Steve Prohm announced that he was leaving to coach at Iowa State.
What’s even more whirlwind is McMahon’s movement from job-to-job as of late. The former Racers assistant coach just took an assistant coaching gig under Eric Konkol at Louisiana Tech late last month.
McMahon said in his introductory media gathering:
“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.”
The good news for McMahon is that he takes over an incredibly talented team.
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