Mahoney Named DBO

John Mahoney, a college and high school coaching veteran of more than 20 years, has been named Director of Men's Basketball Operations, WVU Coach John Beilein announced today. Mahoney replaces Bill Lilly, who left earlier this summer to become the head coach at West Virginia Wesleyan.

A native of Burgettstown, Pa., Mahoney's duties will include administrative responsibilities and video operations for the men's basketball program.

"We're very excited about adding John Mahoney to our basketball staff," says Beilein. "I've been very fortunate to make the right selections for my staff during my career, and I'm confident that John will be no different."

Mahoney comes to West Virginia from Duquesne, where he spent the last four years as an assistant coach on Danny Nee's staff. Prior to his stint at Duquesne, Mahoney was an assistant under Nee and Jim Boone at Robert Morris for three years.

The Burgettstown High School graduate began his coaching career at Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School in Coraopolis, Pa., where he served as boys' head coach from 1984-94. In addition to winning the school's first three sectional titles, Mahoney led OLSH to the WPIAL Class A finals twice. He was inducted to the OLSH Hall of Fame in 2003.

Mahoney then served as the head coach at Mount Aloysius College from 1994-98. While at Mount Aloysius, he was instrumental in the school's move from junior college to the NAIA level. He left for Robert Morris following the 1998 season as the school's winningest coach.

The 44-year-old Mahoney completed his undergraduate degree in business/information technology from Phoenix. Mahoney and his wife, Mary, have a son, Dolan (8).

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