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Former ODU baseball coach Pat McMahon to be inducted into baseball coaches hall of fame

Pat McMahon, second from left, at his ODU Hall of Fame induction in 2015. (Courtesy ODU Athletics)
Pat McMahon, second from left, at his ODU Hall of Fame induction in 2015. (Courtesy ODU Athletics)

NORFOLK — Former Old Dominion baseball head coach Pat McMahon will be inducted into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2018, the organization announced.

McMahon coached the Monarch baseball team from 1990 to 1994, leading the team to a pair of NCAA Regional appearances as well as the 1994 CAA Championship. He compiled a 189-86 record during his tenure and was also named the CAA Coach of the Year following the 1994 season.

Under McMahon, numerous Monarchs were drafted, including Wayne Gomes who was the fourth overall selection in the first round of the 1993 MLB Draft. In addition, Jeff Ware was selected in the sandwich round — in between the first and second rounds — of the 1991 Draft by Toronto.

McMahon was inducted into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

Following his stint at Old Dominion, McMahon went on to become the head coach at Mississippi State and Florida, and has spent the last eight seasons in the New York Yankees organization.

He lives in Gainesville, Fla., with his wife, Cheri, and their two children.

The 2018 ABCA Hall of Fame inductions will be held during the ABCA Convention on Jan. 5, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis. Tickets to the event will go on sale starting in September.

Induction to the ABCA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. The ABCA was founded in 1945 and the Hall of Fame began in 1966.

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