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Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Per LSUSports: Matt McMahon, a Naismith National Coach of the Year Semifinalist who led Murray State to the first 18-0 season in Ohio Valley Conference history in 2021-22, has been named the 25th head coach of LSU Men’s Basketball, Director of Athletics Scott Woodward announced Monday.

McMahon, 43, arrives in Baton Rouge with a 154-67 record in seven seasons as the Racers’ head coach – including a 31-3 (.900) mark this season. The Oak Ridge, Tenn., native also led his program to four OVC regular season titles, three conference tournament championships, three NCAA Tournament appearances, two NCAA Tournament wins, and a 121-36 (.711) record since 2017-18.

“It was essential for us to hire a coach with a winning standard of performance, as well as the consistency and character to elevate our men’s basketball program to new heights,” Woodward said. “Matt is exactly what we were looking for. His vision for our program and his values as a leader align perfectly with ours as an institution, and he has a proven track record of identifying talent, developing student-athletes, and building championship basketball programs. We are excited to welcome, Matt, Mary, and their three children to Baton Rouge, and we are ready to work together to write the next championship chapter for LSU Basketball.”

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NPComb23 months
Let's start by recommitting those recruits who bailed!
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Wes_man22523 months
Only if they can handle the ball and shoot...defense can be taught!!!
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Last three LSU basketball HCs have had alliteration names.
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Jabontik23 months
First comment - Home Run Hire
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TaderSalad23 months
Missed it by thhhhat much
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Redhead5723 months
Yea. How original. First I’ve ever heard of him but I’m not a basketball expert He might have to pull a Kelly and reel in some transfers. Could be a storm ahead. Appears to be a good hire. Record speaks for itself.
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LesnarF523 months
Bruce Pearl raved about this hire! " One of the great young coaches in America"!
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blueboy23 months
Pony up some NIL money and this guy will be able to do great things with it.
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LSU FSU Grad23 months
Huge upgrade. A coach who can coach - make in-game moves, make his team and its players better. If he can recruit close to tPear...home run hire!
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RightWingTiger23 months
Absolutely no chance he “recruits close to WW”. If LSU & other non-Blue Bloods didn't get the message they soon will. Programs like LSU simply aren’t allowed a Real Seat at the table & never will be.
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Sissidog0223 months
BIG “IF” , recruiting is the b-ball, no more player development, that’s what AAU is for. SEC is now jimmys & joes not Xs & Os
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jdutto323 months
Great hire all things considered. Definitely was in the works before the WW announcement/firing. Agree with it or not, Woodward had a plan. More than we can say about past ADs
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drizztiger23 months
Geaux Tigers!
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Springlake Tiger23 months
Can we hire General Wade as his bag man?
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blueboy23 months
bag men? they can just straight-up pay players now.
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Kracka23 months
yet another cis white male hired by LSU.
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Tiger in Co23 months
Yeah I bet pearl is saying what a great hire now he doesn't have to worry about LSU
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bapple23 months
This must've been an emergency plan on the backburner because they moved fast. On to the next chapter. Geaux Tigers.
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