Greg McMahon
Tulane Green Wave
Position:Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1960-01-02) January 2, 1960 (age 64)
Rantoul, Illinois, U.S.
Career information
College:Eastern Illinois
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Greg McMahon (born January 2, 1960) is an American football coach who is the special teams coordinator for the Tulane Green Wave. He is the former special teams coordinator at Louisiana State University (LSU).[1]

Playing career

A native of Rantoul, Illinois, McMahon was a defensive back for Eastern Illinois, graduating in 1982.

Coaching career

McMahon began his coaching career at his alma mater, Eastern Illinois, in 1982. From 1983–1984, he coached at the University of Minnesota[2] and at the University of North Alabama from 1985–1987. He then moved on to two one-year coaching stints at Southern Illinois in 1988 and Valdosta State in 1989.

From 1990–1991, McMahon was the tight end, offensive tackle and special teams coach for the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. McMahon then spent 13 seasons (1992–2004) as an assistant coach at the University of Illinois as a wide receiver and tight end/special teams coach.[2] He then spent one year as tight end/special teams coach at East Carolina in 2005.

New Orleans Saints

McMahon moved to the NFL as the assistant special teams coach for the New Orleans Saints from 2006–2007 and special teams coordinator from 2008–2016.[3]


In 2017, McMahon became the special teams consultant at LSU.[4] On January 12, 2018, he was named special teams coordinator at LSU.[5]

McMahon retired from coaching following the 2021 season.[6]

Houston Gamblers

On March 17, 2022, it was announced that McMahon was hired as the Special teams coordinator/Tight ends coach of the Houston Gamblers of the United States Football League.[7]

Houston Roughnecks

On September 13, 2022, McMahon was announced as Special teams coordinator of the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL[8]


Following the Roughnecks season, McMahon returned to college football, joining Willie Fritz's Tulane Green Wave football staff as the special teams coordinator in May of 2023.[9]


  1. ^ "Former Saints coach Greg McMahon joining LSU support staff as consultant". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Former Big Ten Players and Coaches Set to Compete in Super Bowl XLIV". Big Ten Conference. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Saints Part Ways with Five Assistant Coaches". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Report: LSU adds former Saints coach Greg McMahon as a consultant". Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Greg McMahon announced as LSU's special teams coordinator". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  6. ^ writer, WILSON ALEXANDER | Staff. "Special teams coordinator Greg McMahon retires after long tenures with Saints and LSU". The Advocate. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  7. ^ "USFL: Coaching staffs for all eight teams". FOX Sports. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  8. ^ "Ten Coaches Leave USFL For Opportunities With The XFL". Retrieved 2023-01-19.
  9. ^ Barnett, Zach (24 May 2023). "Tulane hires veteran coach Greg McMahon as special teams coordinator". Football Scoop. Retrieved 25 May 2023.