Peru State names McMahon as new Assistant Basketball Coach

Peru State Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Ludwig has announced the hiring of a familiar face for the full-time assistant vacancy on the men’s basketball staff.  Andy McMahon will return to the program after serving the last two seasons as a Graduate Assistant.

An Omaha native, McMahon brings program familiarity, impactful area relationships, and great local experience. 

“I am thrilled to have Coach McMahon back aboard to continue on with the process of what we are building with this group,” Ludwig said.  “We had a rough go of it last year with injuries and COVID issues, but we very much believe in our returning core and are thrilled about the incoming recruiting class, which Coach really helped us to solidify.  He has developed a special bond with our players and did a fantastic job for us the last two seasons.  I can’t wait to get back to work with him.” 

McMahon was an assistant coach at both Omaha Skutt and Blair high schools from 2010-2017.  He then worked as a student assistant coach at Wayne State while finishing his degree, before being hired at Peru State as a Graduate Assistant prior to the 2019-2020 season.  As a player, he was a two-time state champion on the boys’ basketball team at Omaha Skutt and was named honorable mention all-state in 2008. 

“I am thankful for the opportunity to continue to be a part of this staff and the Peru State community,” said McMahon.  “I am looking forward to helping these young men and this team grow.  I see great potential in these guys and what we are capable of achieving if we put in the work, and I can’t wait to get back to Peru!”

McMahon received his bachelor’s in social science and masters in Sports Management, both from Wayne State College.  Along with his duties on the varsity program, he will be the head coach for the junior varsity program as well.  McMahon will begin his responsibilities with the program immediately.

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