Congratulations to BK alumnus Pat McMahon ’71 who was recently inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. McMahon is now in his ninth season with the New York Yankees organization and his sixth as their Director of International Player Development.
Prior to the Yankees, McMahon amassed 30-plus years of combined college and high school coaching experience. He served seven seasons (2001-07) as head coach at the University of Florida leading the Gators to a runner-up finish in the College World Series in 2005 and a 231-143-1 record. The 2015 ABCA/Wilson Lefty Gomez Award winner was also head coach at Old Dominion (1990-94) and Mississippi State (1998-2001).
In his first season as head coach at Mississippi State, McMahon was named ABCA/Diamond South Region Coach of the Year after guiding the Bulldogs to the College World Series. He subsequently led the Bulldogs to consecutive NCAA Super Regional appearances, and the team went 164-88 in his four seasons.
McMahon began his collegiate coaching career at MSU as a graduate assistant from 1980-81 and served as assistant coach (1983-89) and associate head coach (1995-97), working under ABCA Hall of Famer Ron Polk during all three stints. The Bulldogs went to the College World Series in 1981 and 1985 and posted at least 50 wins three times, including a school-record 54 wins in 1989.
McMahon has worked extensively with USA Baseball throughout his career. He helped lead the USA to a Pan American Games bronze medal as an assistant in 1991, was pitching coach in 1997 and head coach of the 2001 squad.
As head coach at Old Dominion, McMahon guided the Monarchs to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, two 40-win seasons and an outstanding 189-86 record.
McMahon also led the short-season Class A Staten Island Yankees in 2008, where the team posted a league-best 49-26 record, and served as a special assistant for player development and scouting.
McMahon was drafted by the New York Mets during his senior year at Bishop Kenny, but turned down a pro contract to play in college. He played two years at St. John's River College and two years at Stetson as a pitcher.
McMahon and his wife, live in Gainesville, Florida.