McMahill Named Full-Time Assistant for SIUE Wrestling
EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. – Donovan McMahill, a two-time national champion, has been named a full-time assistant coach for the SIUE wrestling program.
McMahill, who begins his second season on the SIUE coaching staff, was the 2011 NCAA Division II National Tournament Outstanding Wrestler and Wrestler of the Year for Western State (Colo.) College. He went undefeated at the 197-pound weight class his senior season and completed his career with a 51-match winning streak.
"He has brought a renewed freshness to the upper weight classes," said SIUE Head Coach David Ray. "His knowledge and experience helps those student-athletes be able to realize what it takes to compete at the Division I level."
A three-time All-American, McMahill earned numerous awards at Western State including Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Year in 2009. He also was the Freshman Wrestler of the Year in the RMAC in 2008. He completed his career with a record of 137-20 that included wins over several NCAA Division I competitors.
Ray said there will be an advantage to having a coach with the size, stature, and level of experience that McMahill offers. "He brings a lot of dynamics to our upper weight classes," he added.
McMahill graduated from Western State in 2011 with a bachelor's in psychology as well as exercise and sports science. He is currently pursuing a master's degree from SIUE.