Don  Mahoney

Don Mahoney

Offensive Line Coach

Alma Mater:
West Virginia State `93


Education: West Virginia State, 1993
Family: Wife Carissa; Children: Jake, Tulia, and Domenic


» 2013-present: Tennessee, offensive line
» 2010-12: Cincinnati, offensive line
» 2007-09: Central Michigan, offensive line
» 1999-2006: Tulane, offensive line
» 1995-98: Central Michigan, tight ends
» 1993-94: Central Michigan, GA

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  • Helped guide his teams to eight bowl games including Vols 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl Championship and five conference titles
  • All five UT starting offensive linemen from the 2013 season are playing in the NFL, including 2014 First-Round selection Ja'Wuan James and fellow draft pick Zach Fulton
  • Coached current Minnesota Viking Antonio Richardson to All-American honors from
  • Richardson also earned Second Team All-SEC honors from both the coaches and AP, while Ja'Wuan James was named Second Team All-SEC by the AP
  • Joins Tennessee after three seasons as the offensive line coach at Cincinnati (2010-12) where he coached five Bearcats to All-Big East selections during his tenure
  • One All-Big East selection included 2010 second team All-Big East offensive lineman Jason Kelce, a 2011 Philadelphia Eagles draft pick who started every game as a rookie
  • In 2011, UC averaged 385 yards per game, and ranked No. 1 in the BIG EAST in overall yardage and rushing yardage while scoring an average of 33.3 points per game on the way to a BIG EAST Conference Championship and a win in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl over SEC foe Vanderbilt.
  • The Bearcats led the Big East in rushing in 2011 and 2012 with a combined 189.1 yards per game
  • In 2010, Cincinnati led the Big East in scoring offense (27.1 ppg), total offense (417.3 ypg), passing offense (260.7 ypg), first downs (21.9 ypg), third-down conversions (45.6 pct.) and touchdown passes (27)
  • Coached offensive lineman at Central Michigan from 2007-09, during which time Chippewa offensive lineman received a total of six All-MAC selections
  • In 2009, the CMU offense allowed just 1.21 sacks per game, second in the MAC and 21st in the FBS. For his efforts on the line, redshirt freshman left tackles Jake Olson earned freshman All-America honordable mention accolades from
  • Spent eight seasons at Tulane coaching the offensive line
  • At Tulane, his offensive lines paved the way for the top rusher, all-purpose yardage gainer, top passer, and top scorer in school history
  • Before joining Tulane, spent his first six seasons as a coach at Central Michigan where he tutored a total of six All-MAC selections for the Chippewas
  • Mahoney was an all-conference selection and three-year starter at guard for Marshall University, serving as team captain as a senior in 1990. He was a student assistant at Marshall when the Thundering Herd claimed the 1992 Division I-AA national championship
  • Earned his bachelor's degree from West Virginia State in 1993.
  • Mahoney and his wife Carissa have three children, Jake (14), Tulia (11), and Domenic (8)



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