LSU expected to hire Murray state coach Matt McMahon


LSU is hiring former Murray State coach Matt McMahon to be the team’s new coach, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel. An announcement is expected as early as Monday afternoon. 

Murray State was eliminated from the NCAA tournament on Saturday by Saint Peter’s, which marked McMahon’s last game ever with the program. He spent the last seven seasons with the Racers, where he finishes with a 154–67 overall record. 

This past season was his squad’s best year yet, finishing 31–3 overall and 18–0 in conference play. But he now leaves for Baton Rouge where he’ll take over a squad that finished this season 22–12. LSU was eliminated on Friday by Iowa State in the first round of March Madness.