Don  Mahoney

Don Mahoney

Offensive Line Coach

Alma Mater:
West Virginia State `93


Personal Information

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

Coaching Experience

  • 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 nine bowl games including Vols' 2016 Outback Bowl Championship and five conference titles
  • UT's 2015 offensive line paved the way for 2,908 rushing yards, UT's most since 1951, led by All-SEC picks Kyler Kerbyson and Dylan Wiesman and Freshman All-American Chance Hall
  • All five UT starting offensive lineman from the 2013 season are playing in the NFL, including 2014 First-Round selection Ja'Wuan James and fellow draft pick Zach Fulton
  • Three members of the Vols' 2013 line started in the NFL in 2015: James (Dolphins), Fulton (Chiefs) and James Stone (Falcons)
  • Coached Antonio Richardson to 2013 All-American honors
  • Richardson also earned Second Team All-SEC honors from both the coaches and AP, while James was named Second Team All-SEC by the AP
  • Coached 2013 NFL Draft overall No. 1 selection Eric Fisher while at Central Michigan
  • Joined 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
  • UC had the top scoring offense in the Big East in 2012
  • Coached 2010 All-BIG EAST offensive lineman Jack Kelce, who was a 2011 Philadelphia Eagles draft pick, starting every game as a rookie, and a 2014 Pro Bowler.
  • In 2011, UC averaged 385 yards per game, ranking 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
  • 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 at CMU from 2007-09, during which time Chippewa 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.
  • Spent eight seasons at Tulane coaching the O-Line
  • Before joining Tulane, spent first six seasons as a coach at Central Michigan where he tutored a total of six All-MAC selections for the Chippewas
  • 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 bachelor's degree from West Virginia State in 1993.
  • Mahoney and his wife Carissa have three children, Jake (15), Tulia (12), and Domenic (9).



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