Missouri Southern head basketball coach Jeff Boschee has announced the promotion of Sam McMahon to Associate Head Coach, effective immediately.

McMahon is entering his fifth year as an assistant coach with Missouri Southern; he served three years under former MSSU Assistant Coach Paul Lusk. Before coming to MSSU, he worked for four years on the coaching staff at Missouri State.

Since joining the MSSU staff in 2014, the Lions have averaged 19 wins a season, compiled a 76-44 overall record and earned at least a top four finish in the MIAA regular season every year. In 2018, the Lions finished in second place with a 15-4 conference record and earned an at-large bid as a five seed in the Central Region of the NCAA tournament.

In the past four seasons at MSSU, McMahon has helped recruit, develop and coach multiple Lion players that have earned All-MIAA, All-Region and All-American honors. Elyjah Clark was named the MIAA Freshman of the Year in 2017 and four players have gone on to sign professional contracts overseas. McMahon has been involved in all aspects of the program while coaching both the guards and post players during his tenure.

McMahon earned a bachelor’s degree from Delaware in 2008 and a masters from Central Methodist in 2010.

“I’m extremely excited for Sam with this new role in our program, Boschee said.” “He worked tirelessly for our program and has been the perfect assistant for me for the past four years. He has earned this. Sam does everything well within our program and is involved with every aspect of what we do.”