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At the opening news conference to announce his hiring at the University of Florida on June 13, 2001, Pat McMahon expressed his desire to continue the Gators' winning tradition on the baseball diamond. With a runner-up finish at the 2005 NCAA College World Series, two Super Regional berths, a pair of Regional Championships, four trips to the NCAA Tournament and a Southeastern Conference crown in his five years at the helm, McMahon has UF perched among the nation's pre-eminent programs.

Entering last season with a consensus top-three national ranking, highlighted by the program's first appearance at number one in a poll since 1996, expectations for a return trip to Omaha were running high. Although the program's first-ever three-game sweep at Miami (Fla.) in mid-February and season-high six-game winning streak heading into SEC play heightened the enthusiasm surrounding the team, the end result was a 28-28 mark. Still, Florida drew a school-record 123,022 fans to McKethan Stadium and set a program-best attendance average of 3,514 spectators per game. The club was 8-3 against in-state competition and closed its campaign on a positive note with its initial series triumph over LSU in eight years.

Having fashioned a squad emphasizing traits of hard work, loyalty, enthusiasm, dedication to academics and a commitment to excellence, McMahon continues to reap the fruits of his labor. Twelve members of last year's club achieved Academic All-SEC recognition, while right-hander Darren O'Day became only the fourth Gator baseball player to achieve Academic All-America acclaim after his third Academic All-District III berth. Right-hander Bryan Augenstein collected second-team All-SEC honors, marking the third-consecutive year that a UF hurler garnered all-league mention, and later earned a spot on the 2006 USA Baseball National Team. Six of McMahon's pupils were chosen in the most recent Major League Baseball Draft, with five of them inking professional contracts.

The fastest coach to reach the 100-victory plateau in the sport’s 92-year history at UF, McMahon notched the 550th win of his Division I career against fifth-ranked Florida State on April 19, 2006. Over his Gator tenure, he is 202-113-1 (.641) and he holds a record of 555-287-1 (.659) in 14 years as a head coach. Florida is an impressive 141-51 (.734) on its own turf since his arrival.

Predicted to finish third in the SEC's Eastern Division entering the '05 campaign, McMahon oversaw the best season in school history, one in which the Gators stunned the prognosticators by claiming the conference title on their way to a runner-up showing at the NCAA College World Series.

For his efforts in guiding Florida to a 48-23 overall mark and a league-best 20-10 finish in the nation's most rugged conference, McMahon was chosen as the 2005 College Baseball Foundation National Coach of the Year, the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) South Region Coach of the Year and the SEC Coach of the Year. Under his direction, the Gators completed a perfect run to Omaha by sweeping the NCAA Regional and Super Regional tournaments held at McKethan Stadium. A memorable two-week journey at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium was capped by the program's first appearance in the best-of-three national championship round against the University of Texas.

First baseman Matt LaPorta became UF's first SEC Player of the Year in 2005 and led the nation with 26 homers on his way to consensus first-team All-America recognition. Second baseman Adam Davis and center fielder Jeff Corsaletti were each tabbed All-Americans for the first time and shortstop Justin Tordi joined the three players mentioned previously as All-South Region selections. Seven of McMahon's players appeared on the All-SEC teams, first-team picks Davis and LaPorta, second-team recipients Corsaletti, pitcher Connor Falkenbach, catcher Brian Jeroloman and Tordi, as well as Freshman Team honoree Brandon McArthur. A total of six Gators collected all-tournament kudos at the NCAA Gainesville Regional: outfielder Brian Leclerc (Most Outstanding Player), pitcher Tommy Boss, Corsaletti, Davis, Jeroloman and LaPorta. Relief ace O'Day became just the fourth Gator baseball player to earn Academic All-District III honors twice, and left-hander Stephen Locke was named a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger.

Welcoming back six position starters from a ’03 club that was stopped in the Regional final for the second year in a row, McMahon blended several talented newcomers with a core of veterans to help Florida reach uncharted territory in 2004. Following a regular season in which they finished second in the SEC’s Eastern Division with a 17-13 mark, their second-highest league win total in five years, the sixth-seeded Gators had a tremendous showing at the SEC Tournament. UF surprised third-seeded LSU in the opening round, 5-4 in 10 innings, and later eliminated second-seeded Georgia, 7-0, before succumbing to eventual runner-up Vanderbilt in a classic 12-inning semifinal encounter.

Rewarded with the top seed at the Oklahoma City Regional, McMahon’s charges notched victories over Central Connecticut State (12-1) and UCLA (4-3) before routing the Bruins in the rematch, 11-0, to punch their ticket for Coral Gables, Fla. Although UF ultimately came up short during its inaugural appearance at the Super Regional, there were plenty of highlights. Florida finished the ’04 campaign 43-22 overall, becoming the sixth Gator club to take 37 of its first 50 outings. The never-say-die attitude instilled by the coaching staff paid off for the team with an amazing 16 wins in its final at bat.

Once again, the awards and recognition continued to pour in for McMahon’s players, both on the field and in the classroom. Right-hander Justin Hoyman etched his name into the record book as the first player from Florida to be honored as the SEC Pitcher of the Year and was later one of five semifinalists for the Roger Clemens Award, presented annually to the nation’s top pitcher. Hoyman was accorded All-America status by seven different publications, while Falkenbach, outfielder Ben Harrison and first baseman C.J. Smith also appeared on various All-America lists. Davis and LaPorta were first-team Freshman All-America selections by Louisville Slugger and Baseball America, respectively, with rookies Jeroloman and Leclerc securing second-team honors from both organizations.

Eleven players achieved SEC Academic Honor Roll acclaim, with the trio of Harrison, O’Day and Smith picking up second-team All-District III recognition. McMahon has stressed academic excellence during his coaching career, evidenced by his 61 Academic All-SEC selections at Florida over his first five seasons. He has mentored 99 SEC Honor Roll choices since 1998 and in 2004 UF was the lone school in the conference boasting three Academic All-District selections.

His 2003 squad, sporting seven fresh faces in the starting lineup, played itself into the Coral Gables Regional championship game, only to wind up just a few runs shy of its first-ever Super Regional trip. The Gators posted 37 wins, finished 31-6 at McKethan Stadium and emerged victorious in five different SEC series, including a sweep of Tennessee. In addition, McMahon oversaw a perfect 12-0 mark in mid-week games, a feat that had never been accomplished in school history, and picked up his 400th collegiate head coaching victory in the season-opening romp over Mercer, 15-5.

Introduced as Florida’s 20th head baseball coach by athletics director Jeremy Foley in the summer of 2001, McMahon has enjoyed a homecoming to the Sunshine State, where he played, learned and coached the game of baseball.

“Family is one of the most important words in my vocabulary and I am happy to be a part of the Gator family,” McMahon says. “The commitment to excellence that the University of Florida portrays in everything we do is talked about on a national scale.”

In over two decades coaching on the collegiate level at Florida, Mississippi State and Old Dominion, McMahon has helped develop the talents of hundreds of players who have later achieved success within the professional ranks. McMahon’s numbers speak for themselves:

· Five College World Series appearances (1981, 1985, 1997, 1998, 2005)
· Eight straight NCAA Regional appearances from 1998-2005 at MSU and Florida
· Eight 40-plus victory seasons in 13 years as a head coach
· 20 years of Southeastern Conference coaching experience
· 20 NCAA Regional and four NCAA Super Regional berths
· 31 years of combined college and high school coaching experience, including 26 years at the collegiate level
· 1,184 all-time coaching victories at both the collegiate and high school levels

Success has followed McMahon at every destination. In his first year at Florida, he led the Gators to a 46-19 record and second-place SEC finish at 20-10. This was an 11-victory improvement from a 35-27, seventh-place SEC showing the previous year. Furthermore, McMahon’s 2002 squad hosted its first NCAA Regional since 1998, set 45 team and individual school records and led the conference in 13 team and individual statistical categories. In addition, a school-record eight Gators were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft held in June 2002.

“We will always do things in a first-class manner with high principles,” McMahon says. “We will commit to excellent performance. We will work hard to be the very best we can be. We will work as hard as we can to do the little things well because those things become big things. Those are the things I feel are extremely important in the success equation of a program.”

He arrived at Florida after serving for four years as the head coach at SEC Western Division rival Mississippi State. While manning the bench in Starkville, he directed the Bulldogs to a College World Series appearance in 1998, consecutive NCAA Super Regional berths when the format changed in 2000 and 2001 and four-straight NCAA Regional berths. In 2001, the Maroon and White claimed its first SEC Tournament title since 1990 and reached NCAA Super Regional play for the second season in a row en route to a 39-24 mark.

McMahon took over the Mississippi State baseball program in 1998 following three seasons as Associate Head Coach under Ron Polk, signaling the start of four successful years McMahon would spend leading the ’Dogs. In his season debut, McMahon was tabbed as the ABCA South Region Coach of the Year after taking Mississippi State to the College World Series. Remarkably, he became just the second coach in SEC history to lead a school to the CWS during his first season in the league. 

The 1999 campaign saw the Bulldogs string together a 13-game winning streak on their way to a 42-21 finish and another spot in NCAA Tournament play. The next season, the McMahon-led Bulldogs were 41-20 and used capturing their own Regional as a springboard to the program’s maiden appearance in Super Regional play. During the final year of his tenure, he guided a youthful squad with four freshmen All-Americans to a 39-21 record and another NCAA Super Regional berth. He concluded his four-year MSU coaching ledger with a 164-88 (.651) record and led the SEC with 37 SEC Academic Honor Roll recipients. In addition, 20 of his players were selected in the Major League Baseball draft.

McMahon’s early development in baseball can be traced to his North Florida ties. He grew up in Jacksonville and attended Bishop Kenny High School, where he was a three-sport star and earned nine varsity letters (baseball, basketball and football). It was under the tutelage of coaches George Harrison and Clay Gooch that McMahon excelled, earning all-state honors in baseball as a senior. He was drafted out of high school by the New York Mets but turned down a pro contract to pursue his baseball career under coach John Tindall at St. John’s River Community College in Palatka, where he played two seasons.

After a two-year stint at St. John’s, he moved on to Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., where he pitched two seasons (1974-75) under legendary head coach Jim Ward. He graduated with a physical education degree and spent a year as a student assistant coach with the Hatters in 1976. Following a career-ending arm injury, McMahon received his first coaching experience when he served as acting head coach during a 10-game stretch when Ward was sidelined with an illness.

Upon graduation, McMahon spent four seasons as the head coach at his alma mater, Bishop Kenny, posting a 95-25 (.792) record and leading the school to a pair of state championship games. He then embarked on his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant coach in 1980 at Mississippi State. Soon after, McMahon moved to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., as an assistant coach for one season under Mark Newman and helped lead the Monarchs to their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth in 1982 before returning to the Magnolia State.

From 1983-89, he served as an assistant for Polk, helping the Bulldogs scale new heights on the diamond. During that seven-year stretch, Mississippi State enjoyed some of its more memorable moments, claiming six NCAA Regional berths and securing three College World Series appearances while hosting five Regionals at Dudy Noble Field. MSU’s powerful 1985 squad, featuring eventual Major League standouts Jeff Brantley, Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro and Bobby Thigpen, proved to be one of the most accomplished teams in college baseball history. The ’Dogs posted their first-ever 50-plus win season (50-15) en route to a tie for third place at the College World Series. The 1989 team bettered that mark with a 54-14 finish, the school’s 10th SEC baseball crown and a runner-up performance in the NCAA South Regional.

McMahon journeyed back to Norfolk and guided Old Dominion to newfound prominence and levels of success between 1990-94, including two NCAA Regional appearances, a pair of school-record 40-plus win seasons and an outstanding 189-86 (.687) record. His 1994 edition sported a 40-14 overall mark, seized the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title and advanced to the NCAAs. For his efforts, he was honored as the Coach of the Year by both the CAA and the state of Virginia.

During his first season as a collegiate head coach, McMahon was voted both the Sun Belt Conference and state of Virginia Coach of the Year in 1990 after piloting ODU to only its second NCAA Regional appearance. His 1992 Monarch pitching staff ranked fourth nationally with a school-record 2.70 team earned run average. During his five-year tenure at Old Dominion, 18 players were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including first-round picks Jeff Ware (Toronto, 1991) and Wayne Gomes, selected by Philadelphia fourth in the 1993 draft.

Regarded as one of the top teachers in collegiate baseball, McMahon was featured in an instructional video on pitching produced by the ABCA in 2000. He has also written several articles and books published by the Athletic Journal on pitching, including “Relief Pitching” and “Lead-Up Drills for Pitching,” and has completed work on an instructional publication dealing with defensive play. McMahon also authored ABCA Baseball Skills and Drills with Clemson head coach Jack Leggett and former Texas A&M head coach Mark Johnson. In addition, he frequently serves as the feature speaker at baseball clinics across the nation. 

In January 2005, McMahon was elected by his peers into the officer rotation of the ABCA and is currently the vice-president of the organization. This season will mark his second as the Division I All-America Chairman after serving as the All-America Committee South Region chair since 2001. During 2004, McMahon served as the Division I Coaches Chairman. In the spring of 2005, he was also one of three coaches nationally called upon to discuss the impact of the NCAA's Academic Performance Report (APR) upon the sport of collegiate baseball. The APR charts eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes for every team sport at Division I schools. It is a year-by-year snapshot of academic performance.

McMahon’s coaching talents have been utilized in the development of the U.S. Olympic baseball program. During the summer of 2001, McMahon served as head coach of the USA Baseball National Team and later earned the organization’s National Coach of the Year honors. Comprised of collegiate all-stars, the team played 29 games on the USA Baseball Red, White and Blue monthly tour which traveled throughout Japan, Alaska and around the continental United States between June 18 and July 30. McMahon directed the squad to a 21-7-1 overall record and his pitching staff compiled a 1.78 ERA. The stint was his third as a member of the USA Baseball program after helping guide USA to a bronze-medal finish in the Pan American Games and qualification for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He later served as the pitching coach on the staff of the 1997 squad that competed in the Intercontinental Cup Tournament in Spain.

McMahon has also been involved with amateur summer baseball, coaching in two of the nation’s elite leagues, the Alaskan Summer League (1980-82) and the Jayhawk Collegiate League (1984), where he helped lead the Hutchinson (Kan.) Broncs to a league title with a 53-16 record.

McMahon and his wife, the former Cheri Wells of Jacksonville, Fla., are the parents of a 17-year-old daughter, Logan, and a 13-year-old son, J. Wells. McMahon is the oldest of Jack and Pat McMahon's eight children.



Birthdate: May 28, 1953 in Lackawanna, N.Y.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
Education: Bachelor of Arts – Physical Education, Stetson University, 1976; Master of Science – Physical Education, Mississippi State University, 1980
Date announced as UF head coach: June 13, 2001
Overall head coaching record: 555-287-1 (.669) in 14 seasons

Coaching Career:

Student Assistant Coach, Stetson University, 1976
Head Coach, Bishop Kenny High School (Jacksonville, Fla.), 1977-80
Graduate Assistant Coach, Mississippi State University, 1980-81
Assistant Coach, Old Dominion University, 1981-82
Assistant Coach, Mississippi State University, 1983-89
Head Coach, Old Dominion University, 1990-94
Associate Head Coach, Mississippi State University, 1995-97
Head Coach, Mississippi State University, 1997-2001
Head Coach, University of Florida, 2001-present

Coaching Honors/Highlights:

· 2007 ABCA Vice President
· 2007 ABCA Division I All-America Chairman
· 2005 College Baseball Foundation National Coach of the Year
· 1998, 2005 ABCA South Region of the Year
· 2005 SEC Coach of the Year
· 2004 ABCA Division I Coaches Chairman
· 2001-07 ABCA All-America Committee South Region Chair
· 2001 USA Baseball Coach of the Year
· 2001 Recipient of the 25-year ABCA membership award
· Became just the second coach in SEC history to guide a team to the College World Series in his first season in the league (1998 - Mississippi State)
· 1994 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year
· 1990 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year

International Coaching Experience:

USA Assistant Coach, 1991 (Bronze Medal in Pan American Games)
USA Pitching Coach, 1997 (Intercontinental Cup Tournament)
USA Head Coach, 2001 (Japan/Alaska/USA Tour)
USA Baseball Coach of the Year, 2001

Playing Career:

Lettered two years at Stetson University (1974-75) as a pitcher for head coach Jim Ward … Earned Outstanding Effort Award at Stetson both seasons … Drafted by the New York Mets out of high school but opted to play two seasons at St. John’s River Junior College in Palatka, Fla., for head coach John Tindall … Earned St. John’s River College MVP honors as a sophomore … Three-sport letterman at Jacksonville’s Bishop Kenny High School … Earned all-state and all-city honors in baseball as a senior.

Year School Record Pct. League Finish NCAA Postseason
1990 Old Dominion 40-19 .678 11-6 2nd-E! 0-2
1991 Old Dominion 39-23 .629 10-8 2nd-E! -
1992 Old Dominion 39-19 .672 11-7 3rd# -
1993 Old Dominion 31-11 .738 9-3 2nd # -
1994 Old Dominion 40-14 .741 14-4 1st# 1-2
1998 Mississippi State 42-23 .646 14-15 4th-W 5-3
1999 Mississippi State 42-21 .667 15-14 6th-W 2-2
2000 Mississippi State 41-20 .672 17-10 2nd -W 3-3
2001 Mississippi State 39-24 .619 17-13 T2nd-W 3-2
2002 Florida 46-19 .708 20-10 2nd -E 3-2
2003 Florida 37-21-1 .636 13-16-1 3rd-E 3-2
2004 Florida 43-22 .662 17-13 T2nd-E 3-2
2005 Florida 48-23 .676 20-10 1st-E 8-3
2006 Florida 28-28 .500 10-20 6th-E -
  Totals (14 years): 555-287-1 .659 198-149-1 - 31-23 (10 years)

!Sun Belt Conference; #Colonial Athletic Conference

Year School Record Pct. League Postseason
90-94 Old Dominion (5) 189-86 .687 55-28 2 NCAA
98-01 Mississippi State (4) 164-88 .651 63-52 4 NCAA, 2 SR, 1 CWS
02-06 Florida (5) 202-113-1 .641 70-49-1 4 NCAA, 2 SR, 1 CWS
  Totals (14 years): 555-287-1 .659 198-149-1 10 NCAA, 4 SR, 2 CWS
NCAA - Regional appearance; SR - Super Regional; CWS - College World Series

All-America selections: 18
All-Region selections: 16
Conference Player of the Year honors 2
Conference Pitcher of the Year honors 1
All-SEC recipients: 27 since 1998
All-conference recipients: 54
All-SEC Tournament recipients: 15
NCAA Regional All-Tournament honors: 35
Freshman All-America selections: 20
Major League Baseball draftees: 68
Academic All-Americas: 10
CoSIDA Academic All-District selections: 18
SEC Academic Honor Roll Selections: 98 since 1998

No. School Date Opponent Score
1 Old Dominion 2/24/90 UNC Wilmington 3-2
100 Old Dominion 4/5/92 George Mason 10-8
150 Old Dominion 2/20/94 St. Joseph's 9-4
200 Mississippi State 3/6/98 Tennessee 15-7
250 Mississippi State 3/21/99 South Carolina 7-6
300 Mississippi State 4/21/00 LSU 10-3
350 Mississippi State 3/25/01 Kent State 9-8
400 Florida 2/7/03 Mercer 15-5
450 Florida 3/6/04 Purdue 8-3
500 Florida 4/1/05 Kentucky 10-9
550 Florida 4/19/06 Florida State 8-3

2 College World Series appearances (1998, 2005)
4 NCAA Super Regional appearances (2000, 2001, 2004, 2005)
2 Regular-season conference titles (1994, 2005)
1 SEC Tournament title (2001)
10 NCAA Regional appearances (1990, 1994, 1998-2005)
8 40-plus victory seasons
13 30-plus victory seasons
.659 Career winning percentage over 14 seasons as a head coach (555-287-1)
555 Career wins in 13 seasons as a head coach (Florida/MSU/ODU)
7 Conference/Regional/National Coach of the Year Awards

Total number of former/current MLB players coached by Pat McMahon: 38
Players from Mississippi State: 11
Players from Old Dominion: 4
Players from Florida: 2
USA Baseball players in MLB: 21 (11 from the 1991 squad; 10 from the 1997 team)
Total MLB First-Round Draft picks: 8
Total MLB draftees (MSU/ODU/UF): 121 (63/28/30)

(Florida, Mississippi State and Old Dominion)
School W-L
Alabama 13-20
Alcorn State 4-0
Arizona State 1-1
Arkansas 10-12
Arkansas-Little Rock 6-0
Army 2-1
Auburn 18-9
Austin Peay 2-1
Bethune-Cookman 6-0
Brown 3-0
Cal State Fullerton 0-4
Campbell 2-0
Central Connecticut State 2-0
Central Florida (UCF) 1-0
Cincinnati 3-0
College of Charleston 2-0
Charleston Southern 5-1
Clemson 0-6
Coppin State 6-0
Cornell 1-0
C.W. Post 5-0
Davidson 1-0
Dartmouth 2-0
Delaware 1-0
Duke 1-0
Duquesne 3-0
East Carolina 7-4
Florida 5-8
Florida A&M 7-0
Florida State 7-8
Fresno State 0-3
Gardner-Webb 3-0
George Mason 7-5
George Washington 3-0
Georgia 13-13
Harvard 3-0
Hofstra 4-0
Jackson State 7-0
Jacksonville 7-8
Jacksonville State 3-0
James Madison 8-6
Kent State 2-0
Kentucky 20-6
Lafayette 2-0
Liberty 3-5
LSU 12-13-1
Louisiana-Monroe 1-1
Louisiana Tech 1-0
Mary Washington 2-0
Maryland 2-2
Maryland-Balt. County 1-4
Maryland-Eastern Shore 5-0
Massachusetts 1-0
Memphis 4-0
Mercer 5-1
Miami (Fla.) 11-9
Miami (Ohio) 2-1
Michigan 2-0
Michigan State 3-0
Mississippi 15-17
Mississippi State 11-5
Mississippi Valley State 4-0
Missouri 0-1
Nebraska 1-0
New Hampshire 2-0
New Orleans 6-2
New York Tech 5-1
Norfolk State 1-0
North Carolina 2-1
UNC Asheville 1-1
UNC Charlotte 11-3
UNC Greensboro 5-2
UNC Wilmington 19-9
North Carolina State 0-1
Northeast Louisiana 4-0
Northeastern 1-1
North Florida 0-1
Northwestern 3-0
Notre Dame 4-3
Ohio State 1-0
Penn State 3-2
Purdue 3-0
Radford 3-0
Rhode Island 2-0
Rice 1-0
Richmond 11-3
Rider 1-0
Samford 3-1
Savannah State 1-0
Seton Hall 4-0
Siena 4-0
South Alabama 8-2
South Carolina 15-17
South Florida 2-2
Southeast Louisiana 2-0
Southern California 0-3
Southern Mississippi 6-3
St. Bonaventure 2-1
St. John’s 1-1
St. Joseph’s (Maine) 10-0
Stetson 5-2
SUNY-Albany 2-0
Temple 1-0
Tennessee 17-11
UT-Martin 4-0
Tennessee Tech 1-0
Texas 0-3
Texas A&M 3-3
Towson State 3-0
Tulane 1-0
UAB 8-4
UCLA 2-0
Vanderbilt 14-9
Virginia 8-1
VCU 9-7
Virginia Military Institute 4-0
Virginia State 1-0
Virginia Tech 5-3
Virginia Wesleyan 3-1
Wake Forest 0-1
Washington 1-0
Western Kentucky 1-0
William & Mary 11-0
William Carey College 1-0
Winthrop 2-0
Xavier 2-0
Totals: 555-287-1

Overall Record: 15-13 (.536) (Seven appearances)
1998 (2-2) – Mississippi State
5/13 Mississippi State 9, South Carolina 8
5/14 Arkansas 10, Mississippi State 3
5/15 Mississippi State 7, LSU 5
5/16 Arkansas 7, Mississippi State 3
1999 (2-2) – Mississippi State
5/19 Mississippi State 7, South Carolina 5 (10)
5/20 Alabama 4, Mississippi State 3
5/21 Mississippi State 2, Ole Miss 0
5/22 Alabama 12, Mississippi State 11
2000 (0-2) – Mississippi State
5/17 Alabama 9, Mississippi State 3
5/18 Georgia 5, Mississippi State 0
2001 (4-1) – Mississippi State
SEC Tournament Champions
5/16 Mississippi State 2, South Carolina 1
5/17 Mississippi State 8, Georgia 4
5/19 South Carolina 7, Mississippi State 6
5/19 Mississippi State 1, South Carolina 0
5/20 Mississippi State 4, LSU 1
2002 (3-2) – Florida
5/22 Florida 7, Georgia 2
5/23 Alabama 7, Florida 4
5/24 Florida 5, Mississippi State 0
5/25 Florida 7, Alabama 4
5/25 Alabama 11, Florida 8
2004 (2-2) – Florida
5/26 Florida 5, LSU 4
5/27 Vanderbilt 3, Florida 0
5/28 Florida 7, Georgia 0
5/29 Vanderbilt 6, Florida 5
2005 (2-2) – Florida
5/25 Florida 9, Arkansas 8
5/26 Florida 10, Ole Miss 7
5/28 Ole Miss 14, Florida 1 (7)
5/28 Ole Miss 4, Florida 2

School (appearances) Record Pct.
Mississippi State (4) 8-7 .533
Florida (3) 7-6 .538
Totals (7): 15-13 .536

School Record Pct.
Alabama 1-5 .167
Arkansas 1-2 .333
Georgia 3-1 .750
LSU 3-0 1.000
Mississippi State 1-0 1.000
Ole Miss 2-2 .500
South Carolina 4-1 .800
Vanderbilt 0-2 .000
Totals: 15-13 .536

Overall Record: 31-23 (.574) (10 appearances)
1990 (0-2) - Old Dominion
Central Regional, Austin, Texas
5/25 Cal State Fullerton 16, Old Dominion 3
5/26 Texas 10, Old Dominion 0
1994 (1-2) - Old Dominion
East Regional, Clemson, S.C.
5/26 Old Dominion 9, Notre Dame 5
5/27 Auburn 11, Old Dominion 8
N/A Clemson 6, Old Dominion 1
1998 (5-3) - Mississippi State
Central Regional, College Station, Texas
5/21 Mississippi State 7, Washington 6
5/22 Texas A&M 4, Mississippi State 3
5/23 Mississippi State 15, Rice 14
5/23 Mississippi State 10, Texas A&M 9
5/24 Mississippi State 11, Texas A&M 5
College World Series, Omaha, Neb.
5/30 Mississippi State 14, Florida 13
6/1 LSU 10, Mississippi State 8
6/2 Southern California 7, Mississippi State 1
1999 (2-2) - Mississippi State
Columbus Regional, Columbus, Ohio
5/28 Mississippi State 18, Nebraska 14
5/29 Ohio State 6, Mississippi State 3
5/29 Mississippi State 13, Nebraska 7
5/30 Ohio State 10, Mississippi State 7
2000 (3-3) - Mississippi State
Starkville Regional, Starkville, Miss.
5/26 Mississippi State 9, South Alabama 2
5/27 Mississippi State 8, Notre Dame 1
5/28 Notre Dame 7, Mississippi State 0
5/28 Mississippi State 10, Notre Dame 9
Super Regional, Clemson, S.C.
6/2 Clemson 11, Mississippi State 4
6/3 Clemson 9, Mississippi State 4
2001 (3-2) - Mississippi State
Columbus Regional, Columbus, Ohio
5/25 Mississippi State 9, Kent State 8
5/26 Mississippi State 4, Delaware 3
5/27 Mississippi State 14, Kent State 4
Super Regional, Fullerton, Calif.
6/1 Cal State Fullerton 13, Mississippi State 2
6/2 Cal State Fullerton 9, Mississippi State 3
2002 (3-2) - Florida
Gainesville Regional, Gainesville, Fla.
5/31 Florida 13, Bethune-Cookman 1
6/1 Miami (Fla.) 7, Florida 2
6/1 Florida 21, Bethune-Cookman 10
6/2 Florida 11, Miami (Fla.) 10
6/2 Miami (Fla.) 8, Florida 7
2003 (3-2) - Florida
Coral Gables Regional, Coral Gables, Fla.
5/30 Florida Atlantic 4, Florida 3
5/31 Florida 8, Bethune-Cookman 6
5/31 Florida 22, Florida Atlantic 14
6/1 Florida 15, Miami (Fla.) 5
6/1 Miami (Fla.) 13, Florida 10
2004 (3-2) - Florida
Oklahoma City Regional, Oklahoma City, Okla.
6/4 Florida 12, Central Connecticut 1
6/5 Florida 4, UCLA 3
6/6 Florida 11, UCLA 0
Super Regional, Coral Gables, Fla.
6/12 Miami (Fla.) 8, Florida 7
6/13 Miami (Fla.) 3, Florida 1
2005 (8-3) - Florida
Gainesville Regional, Gainesville, Fla.
6/4 Florida 8, Stetson 3
6/4 Florida 5, North Carolina 2
6/5 Florida 23, Notre Dame 3
Super Regional, Gainesville, Fla.
6/10 Florida 8, Florida State 1
6/11 Florida 8, Florida State 5
College World Series, Omaha, Neb.
6/17 Florida 6, Tennessee 4
6/19 Florida 7, Nebraska 4
6/22 Arizona State 6, Florida 1
6/23 Florida 6, Arizona State 3
6/25 Texas 4, Florida 2
6/26 Texas 6, Florida 2

School Overall Reg. SR CWS
Arizona State 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1
Auburn 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0
Bethune-Cookman 3-0 3-0 0-0 0-0
Cal State Fullerton 0-3 0-1 0-2 0-0
Central Connecticut 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0
Clemson 0-3 0-1 0-2 0-0
Delaware 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0
Florida 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-0
Florida Atlantic 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0
Florida State 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0
Kent State 2-0 2-0 0-0 0-0
LSU 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1
Miami (Fla.) 2-5 2-3 0-2 0-0
Nebraska 3-0 2-0 0-0 1-0
North Carolina 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0
Notre Dame 4-1 4-1 0-0 0-0
Ohio State 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-0
Rice 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0
South Alabama 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0
Southern California 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1
Stetson 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0
Tennessee 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0
Texas 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-2
Texas A&M 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0
UCLA 2-0 2-0 0-0 0-0
Washington 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0
Totals: 31-23 (10) 25-12 (10) 2-6 (4) 4-5 (2)

Overall- overall NCAA postseason play
SR - NCAA Super Regional contests
CWS - College World Series contests
Note: NCAA Super Regional format began in 1998

Overall Record: 4-5 (.444) (two appearances)
1998 College World Series, Omaha, Neb.
5/30 Mississippi State 14, Florida 13
6/1 LSU 10, Mississippi State 8
6/2 Southern California 7, Mississippi State 1
2005 College World Series, Omaha, Neb.
6/17 Florida 6, Tennessee 4
6/19 Florida 7, Nebraska 4
6/22 Arizona State 6, Florida 1
6/23 Florida 6, Arizona State 3
6/25 Texas 4, Florida 2
6/26 Texas 6, Florida 2



“Our goals and expectations at Florida are to have one of the nation's very best baseball programs and we feel Pat McMahon is the person to achieve that success.”
                -Jeremy Foley, Florida Athletics Director in 2001

“Pat is a player’s coach. What he has taken from people and done as an innovator himself, the players like playing for him. He may not always get the player whom you think might be a star, but it’s easy to look at a kid that throws the ball 90 miles per hour. He has the uncanny ability to watch the guys that have potential and take that and develop it from the high school level to college.”
                -Bob West, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny baseball coach in 2001

“Coach McMahon lives for teaching young men how to become better baseball players. He’s exactly the kind of coach I’d want my son to play for. He not only teaches you to be a better baseball player but he teaches you to grow up and be a man. I’ve played for a ton of coaches over a 14-year Major League career and I can say there are not many coaches out there who teach you toughness and also encourage you at the same time. He is always there to support you - 100 percent. He surrounds himself with good people, people who care like he does and that’s what his entire program becomes. Family and teamwork are what baseball is all about and those are both big with Coach McMahon.”
                -Jeff Brantley, 14-year Major Leaguer who pitched for McMahon at Mississippi State

“Pat is a great guy. He is about dedication and loyalty. It’s the love he has for the job that makes him an outstanding baseball coach and guy.”
                -Tommy Lasorda, former Los Angeles Dodgers manager

“Coach McMahon is driven by his principles and values to blend compassion and intensity. He is recognized as one of the outstanding college baseball coaches in country because is a great leader and role model for young men. He is a man of character that is recognized by his peers as an outstanding teacher and student of the game. For those who have the opportunity to play for him, his impact will be life-lasting and parents will find great comfort in knowing their son is being tutored by Coach McMahon.”
                - Steve Cohen, Director USA Baseball

“Pat was always a cut above ordinary guys. He was destined to coach and teach and as they say, ‘Born to Coach’.”
                -Jim Ward, McMahon's coach at Stetson

“I think the big thing is how positive he is. He’s one of the most positive humans I’ve ever been around, as far as coaching. I think that’s what this team kind of needed, since we’ve been banged up in the past, a little hurt. He came in here with the right strategy, and that was to back us up, praise us, and be real positive.”
                -Pat Osborn in 2002

“Coach McMahon is more of a teacher than anything. He is always teaching or telling you something about the game.”
                -Van Johnson, player at Mississippi State in 1998

“Pat is someone you could tell was going to be a special coach. When I saw his team play in the College World Series, they played the way I would have expected one of his teams to play. Pat’s team hits and runs, plays good defense, bunts and steals - the way baseball is supposed to be played.”
                -John Tindall, McMahon's former coach at St. John’s River (Fla.) Community College

“Pat McMahon is one of the hardest working men I have ever been associated with. I’m not surprised that he has been a winner everywhere he’s been. He is organized and detailed and has all the things you look for in a coach.”
                -Mississippi State coach Ron Polk

“Coach McMahon is your coach on the field but he cares about each of his players personally. That’s the type of relationship Coach Mac and I have always had – it’s not always about baseball. We talk about life.  He’s more concerned with you as a person and your life than baseball. When we were in school, one of his coaching responsibilities was academics. He was always concerned with how we were doing academically.  He was trying to prepare us for life after baseball. He’s all about family and loyalty. His goal is not only to help you become a better player on the field but become a better person off the field.”
                -Bobby Thigpen, eight-year Major Leaguer who set the Major League record with 57 saves in 1990.

“Pat McMahon is an excellent hire. He has the energy, the enthusiasm. He has the Florida connections.  This is where he wanted to be. He knows this state, having grown up in Jacksonville. He knows the conference and knows what it takes to get to Omaha. Really, it would have been difficult to come up with a better choice.”
                -Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun in 2001

(Players who played for Coach McMahon who have been drafted by MLB)
*Indicates drafted, then returned to play college ball
Year Player Pos. Rd. (No.) Team
1981-ODU John Mitcheltree   6 Baltimore Orioles
1982-ODU Mark Wasinger   3 San Diego Padres
  Jim Ambrose   22 Houston Astros
1983-ODU Terry Bell C 1 Seattle Mariners
  Joey Millis   16 Detroit Tigers
  Tim Toll     Chicago Cubs
  Hal Walck     Chicago Cubs
1983-MSU Jay Porter C 9 San Diego Padres
  Chuck Bartlett C 15 Los Angles Dodgers
1984-MSU *Jeff Brantley RHP 13 Montreal Expos
  *Gator Thiesen INF 15 New York Yankees
  Bob Parker SS 21 Houston Astros
1985-MSU Will Clark 1B 1 San Francisco Giants
  Rafael Palmeiro OF 1 Chicago Cubs
  Bobby Thigpen RHP 4 Chicago White Sox
  Jeff Brantley RHP 6 San Francisco Giants
  Gator Thiesen 2B 10 St. Louis Cardinals
  Dave Van Cleve OF 21 Texas Rangers
  Gene Morgan RHP 22 Kansas City Royals
1986-MSU Steve King RHP 25 Montreal Expos
  Ray Mullino RHP 25 Chicago Cubs
1987-MSU David Mitchell 1B 33 Atlanta Braves
1988-MSU *Jody Hurst OF 24 Minnesota Twins
1989-MSU Pete Young RHP 6 Montreal Expos
  Jody Hurst OF 10 Detroit Tigers
  Richie Grayum OF 11 Chicago Cubs
  Barry Winford C 12 Texas Rangers
  Brad Hildreth SS 18 Baltimore Orioles
  *Bobby Reed RHP 41 Chicago White Sox
  *Jon Shave 2B 56 Texas Rangers
1990-MSU Bobby Reed RHP 3 Texas Rangers
  Jon Shave 2B 5 Texas Rangers
  Tommy Raffo 1B 8 Miami/Ind.
  Jim Robinson C 21 Chicago Cubs
  John Cohen OF 22 Minnesota Twins
  *Tom Quinn RHP 35 San Diego Padres
1990-ODU George Sells   6 St. Louis Cardinals
  Ty Hawkins     Chicago White Sox
  Barry Miller     San Francisco Giants
1991-ODU Jeff Ware RHP 1 Toronto Blue Jays
  Mike Grohs   6 San Diego Padres
  Jim Krevokuch   37 Pittsburgh Pirates
  Doug Stevens     Montreal Expos
1991-MSU Chris George LHP 30 New York Mets
1992-MSU B.J. Wallace LHP 1 Montreal Expos
  Chuck Daniel RHP 20 Chicago Cubs
  Charlie Anderson 2B 44 St. Louis Cardinals
1992-ODU Stephen Lyons   4 New York Mets
  Jim Tyrell   15 Boston Red Sox
  T.J. O'Donnell   38 Boston Red Sox
  Riegal Hunt   40 Pittsburgh Pirates
  Kirk Demyan     Milwaukee Brewers
1993-ODU Wayne Gomes RHP 1 Philadelphia Phillies
  Geoff Edsell   6 California Angels
  Sean Hennessy
1994-ODU Denis McLaughlin   7 Boston Red Sox
  John Smith   20 Oakland Athletics
  Jude Donato     Independent
1995-MSU Scott Tanksley RHP 22 Minnesota Twins
  *Brian Clark LHP 45 St. Louis Cardinals
1995-ODU Kevin Gibbs   6 Los Angeles Dodgers
  Maika Symmonds   21 Pittsburgh Pirates
  Anthony Eannacony
1996-MSU David Hooten RHP 14 Minnesota Twins
  *Keith Dilgard RHP 18 Cincinnati Reds
  Blake Anderson C 23 Colorado Rockies
1997-MSU Eric DuBose LHP 1 Oakland Athletics
  Adam Piatt 3B 8 Oakland Athletics
  *Brad Freeman SS 12 Cleveland Indians
  Damien Scioneaux OF 21 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
  *Jeremy Jackson LHP 47 New York Mets
1998-MSU Brad Freeman SS 7 St. Louis Cardinals
  Chris Reinike RHP 8 Cleveland Indians
  Jeremy Jackson LHP 10 Kansas City Royals
  Richard Lee 1B 15 Toronto Blue Jays
  Barry Patton C 20 Cleveland Indians
1999-MSU Matt Ginter RHP 1 Chicago White Sox
  Chris Curry C 9 Chicago Cubs
  Hank Thoms RHP 9 Boston Red Sox
  Brian Weese OF 10 Boston Red Sox
  Chris Lotterhos 2B 25 Cleveland Indians
  Cliff Wren 1B 33 Los Angeles Dodgers
2000-MSU Mark Freed LHP 9 Chicago Cubs
  Travis Chapman 3B 17 Philadelphia Phillies
  Justin Estel RHP 19 Montreal Expos
  Ty Martin 2B 20 Texas Rangers
  *Ryan Carroll RHP 21 Boston Red Sox
  Kevin Donovan LHP 28 Philadelphia Phillies
2001-MSU Brandon Medders RHP 8 (248) Arizona Diamondbacks
  Tanner Brock RHP 13 (396) Cincinnati Reds
  Ryan Carroll RHP 15 (453) Boston Red Sox
2002-Florida Pat Osborn 3B 2 (72) Cleveland Indians
  Alex Hart RHP 5 (133) Pittsburgh Pirates
  Mark Kiger INF 5 (158) Oakland Athletics
  Keith Ramsey LHP 10 (304) Cleveland Indians
  Ryan Shealy 1B 11 (321) Colorado Rockies
  Aaron Sobieraj OF 13 (397) San Francisco Giants
  Kevin Coleman RHP 24 (732) St. Louis Cardinals
  Aaron Davidson 2B 46 (1375) Cleveland Indians
2003-Florida *Ben Harrison OF 4 (108) Cleveland Indians
  *C.J. Smith 1B/OF 6 (165) Pittsburgh Pirates
  Brett Dowdy INF 9 (271) Los Angeles Dodgers
  Ryan Sadowski RHP 12 (363) San Francisco Giants
  Brian Rose C 14 (426) Arizona Diamondbacks
  Mario Garza OF/C 25 (749) Houston Astros
2004-Florida Justin Hoyman RHP 2 (47) Cleveland Indians
  C.J. Smith 1B/OF 5 (139) Baltimore Orioles
  Ben Harrison OF 7 (201) Texas Rangers
  Jonathan Tucker INF 20 (589) Baltimore Orioles
  *Jeff Corsaletti OF 22 (647) Cleveland Indians
  Austin Easley 1B 47 (1409) Boston Red Sox
2005-Florida Jeff Corsaletti OF 6 (198) Boston Red Sox
  Alan Horne RHP 11 (349) New York Yankees
  Justin Tordi INF 41 (1230) Cincinnati Reds
  Connor Falkenbach RHP 43 (1282) Toronto Blue Jays
2006-Florida Adam Davis INF 3 (101) Cleveland Indians
  Brian Jeroloman C 6 (180) Toronto Blue Jays
  Gavin Dickey OF 12 (351) Seattle Mariners
  Matt LaPorta INF 14 (433) Boston Red Sox
  Bryan Ball RHP 27 (801) Seattle Mariners
  David Cash INF 40 (1195) Baltimore Orioles

(Players coached at one time or another by Pat McMahon at Florida, Mississippi State or Old Dominion)

Terry Bell, C
Kansas City Royals, 1986; Atlanta Braves, 1987

Jeff Brantley, P
San Francisco Giants, 1988-93; Cincinnati Reds, 1994-97; St. Louis Cardinals, 1998; Philadelphia Phillies, 1999-2000; Texas Rangers, 2001

Travis Chapman, 3B
Philadelphia Phillies, 2003

Will Clark, 1B
San Francisco Giants, 1986-93; Texas Rangers, 1994-98; Baltimore Orioles, 1999-2000; St. Louis Cardinals, 2000

Eric DuBose, P
Baltimore Orioles, 2002-06

Matt Ginter, P
Chicago White Sox, 2000-03; New York Mets, 2004; Detroit Tigers, 2005; Boston Red Sox, 2006 (currently in Triple A)

Wayne Gomes, P
Philadelphia Phillies, 1997-01; San Francisco Giants, 2001

Rafael Palmeiro, 1B
Chicago Cubs, 1986-88; Texas Rangers 1989-93; Baltimore Orioles, 1994-98; Texas Rangers, 1999-03; Baltimore Orioles, 2004-05

Jon Papelbon, RHP
Boston Red Sox, 2005-06

Adam Piatt, OF
Oakland Athletics, 2000-03; Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2003

Jon Shave, SS
Texas Rangers, 1993; Minnesota Twins, 1998; Texas Rangers, 1999

Ryan Shealy, INF
Colorado Rockies, 2005-06

Bobby Thigpen, P
Chicago White Sox, 1986-93; Philadelphia Phillies, 1993; Seattle Mariners, 1994

Mark Wasinger, INF
San Diego Padres, 1986; San Francisco Giants, 1987-88

Jeff Ware, P
Toronto Blue Jays, 1995-96

Pete Young, P
Montreal Expos, 1992-93

(Players coached at one time or another by Pat McMahon in the USA Baseball program)

1997 USA Baseball Squad (10)
Jeff Austin, P
Kansas City Royals, 2001-02; Cincinnati Reds, 2003

Pat Burrell, OF
Philadelphia Phillies, 2000-06

Jason Jennings, P
Colorado Rockies, 2001-06

Chris Magruder, P
Texas Rangers, 2001; Cleveland Indians, 2002-03; Milwaukee Brewers, 2004-05

Eric Munson, C/3B
Detroit Tigers, 2000-04; Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2005; Houston Astros, 2006

Adam Pettyjohn, P
Detroit Tigers, 2001

Brian Roberts, SS/2B
Baltimore Orioles, 2001-06

Jason Tyner, OF
New York Mets, 2000; Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2001-03; Minnesota Twins 2005

Eric Valent, OF
Philadelphia Phillies, 2001-02; Cincinnati Reds, 2003; New York Mets, 2004-05 (currently in Triple A)

Jeff Weaver, P
Detroit Tigers, 1999-2002; New York Yankees, 2002-03; Los Angeles Dodgers, 2004-05; Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 2006; St. Louis, 2006

1997 USA Baseball Squad (11)
John Dettmer, P
Texas Rangers, 1994-95

Jason Giambi, 1B
Oakland Athletics, 1995-01; New York Yankees, 2002-06

Todd Greene, C
California Angels, 1996; Anaheim Angels 197-99; Toronto Blue Jays, 2000; New York Yankees, 2001; Texas Rangers, 2002-03; Colorado Rockies, 2004-05; San Francisco Giants, 2006

Chris Gomez, SS
Detroit Tigers, 1993-96; San Diego Padres, 1996-01; Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2001-02; Minnesota Twins, 2003; Toronto Blue Jays, 2004; Baltimore Orioles, 2005-06

Jeff Granger, P
Kansas City Royals, 1993-96; Pittsburgh Pirates, 1997

Jeffrey Hammonds, OF
Baltimore Orioles, 1993-98; Cincinnati Reds, 1998-99; Colorado Rockies, 2000; Milwaukee Brewers, 2001-03; San Francisco Giants, 2004; Washington Nationals, 2005

Rick Helling, P
Texas Rangers, 1994-95; Florida Marlins, 1996; Texas Rangers, 1996; Florida Marlins, 1997; Texas Rangers, 1997-01; Arizona Diamondbacks, 2002; Baltimore Orioles, 2003; Florida Marlins, 2003; Milwaukee Brewers, 2005-06

Charles Johnson, C
Florida Marlins, 1994-98; Los Angles Dodgers, 1998; Baltimore Orioles, 1999-00; Chicago White Sox, 2000; Florida Marlins, 2001-02; Colorado Rockies, 2003-04; Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2005

Paul Shuey, P
Cleveland Indians, 1994-01, Los Angeles Dodgers, 2002-03

Kennie Steenstra, P
Chicago Cubs, 1998

Craig Wilson, 3B
Chicago White Sox, 1998-00

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