Former NLL Coach of the Year takes over Mammoth


Bob McMahon becomes the fourth coach in Mammoth history after spending four years as an assistant coach with the Arizona Sting.
Former NLL Coach of the Year Bob McMahon was named head coach of the Colorado Mammoth on Wednesday. McMahon, who replaces Gary Gait behind the Colorado bench, spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach with the Arizona Sting. McMahon was head coach of the Albany Attack from 2002-2003, compiling a 22-10 record. He was named Coach of the Year in 2002 after leading the Attack to a division title and a Champion's Cup Final appearance.

In McMahon's four years with Arizona, the Sting represented the West Division in the Champion's Cup Final twice.

"Bob has enjoyed tremendous success in the NLL," Mammoth general manager Steve Govett said. "I believe he is the right man to coach this team and he has my unwavering trust and support."

The Mammoth also announced that assistant coaches Russ Heard, Dan Pratt and Ward Sanderson will retain their roles with the team.

McMahon's first professional coaching experience came with the Detroit Turbos, with whom he was an assistant for from 1993-1994. He also coached Sr. lacrosse in Brampton from 1997-2000, and was an assistant for Team Canada's gold medal-winning team at the 2003 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships.

McMahon is a graduate of the University of Guelph in Ontario, and he lives in Orangeville, Ontario, with his wife Janet, and sons Cody (15) and Jamie (11).