McMahon resigns as PRCC's baseball coach

August 26, 2010 - 7:12am -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - Jamie McMahon has resigned his position as head baseball coach at Pearl River Community College and accepted a position as assistant baseball coach at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La.McMahon, a 1993 graduate of Oak Grove High School, served as head coach of the Wildcats for five seasons. He had a 154-109 record at PRCC and guided the Wildcats to MACJC Tournament berths in 2008, 2009, and 2010, as well as Region 23 berths in 2009 and 2010."Coach McMahon did a fine job as our head baseball coach and we are going to miss him," said PRCC President William Lewis. "We wish him well in his new position."Dr. Lewis said he will recommend assistant coach Josh Hoffpauir for the position at the September meeting of the school''s board of trustees.McMahon came to PRCC in 2001 as an assistant coach under Jim Nightengale. He remained in that capacy for five seasons under coach Jay Artigues, who succeeded Nightengale in 2002.McMahon succeeded Artigues as head coach in 2006 when Artigues moved to Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.McMahon played the 1994 and 1995 seasons at Meridian Community College before transferring to William Carey College where he played second base for Coach Bobby Halford''s Crusaders in 1996 and 1997.McMahon went on to serve as a student assistant coach under Halford in 1998, then spent 1999 and 2000 as an assistant at MCC and the 2001 season at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Cal.McMahon earned his bachelor of science degree in physical education from WCC in 1998 and his master''s degree in secondary education with a discipline in social studies from Mississippi State University.