Huntingdon Golf Coach axed after profanity-laced tirade goes viral | News
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Huntingdon College, a Methodist college based out of Montgomery, has dismissed its men's golf head coach, Matt Mahanic, after a profanity-laced tirade by Mahanic went viral on the internet.
According to a release from Huntingdon College, Mahanic has been dismissed, effective immediately.
Mahanic can be heard in an extremely explicit audio recording, that was captured without Mahanic's knowledge, on the website Deadspin. Mahanic used the "f-word" while yelling at his players approximately 57 times in less than five minutes.
In the recording, Mahanic moves seamlessly from praising one player into his profanity-laced tirade after the team's performance at last month's Gordin Collegiate Classic Golf Tournament. Mahanic believed the team finished last in the tournament. In reality, they finished 11 out of 12.
According to his biography on the Huntingdon College website, Mahanic is a graduate of Huntingdon College and a former golf player for the school.
Huntingdon President J. Cameron West issued this statement:
"As a member of Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, we adhere to the principles expressed in the NCAA Bylaws," said West. "To quote the Bylaws, 'Individuals employed by or associated with a member institution to administer, conduct, or coach intercollegiate athletics shall act with ... sportsmanship at all times so that intercollegiate athletics as a whole, their institutions and they, as individuals, represent the honor and dignity of fair play and the generally recognized high standards associated with wholesome competitive sports.'"
In 2009, Mahanic was named the Division III Eaton Golf Pride National Coach of the Year.
Huntingdon's website now lists Justin Tereshko as Interim Men's Golf Coach.
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