Having fashioned a squad emphasizing traits of hard work, loyalty, enthusiasm, dedication to academics and a commitment to excellence, Mc Mahon continues to reap the fruits of his labor.
The fastest coach to reach the 100-victory plateau in the sport’s 92-year history at UF, Mc Mahon 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.
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. Davis and La Porta were first-team Freshman All-America selections by Louisville Slugger and , respectively, with rookies Jeroloman and Leclerc securing second-team honors from both organizations.
Hoyman was accorded All-America status by seven different publications, while Falkenbach, outfielder Ben Harrison and first baseman C. 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.
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 Mc Kethan Stadium and emerged victorious in five different SEC series, including a sweep of Tennessee.
In addition, Mc Mahon 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, Mc Mahon has enjoyed a homecoming to the Sunshine State, where he played, learned and coached the game of baseball.
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, Mc Mahon 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.
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.