KNOXVILLE — Webb School of Knoxville announced last week the elevation of Don Mahoney, Spartans offensive line head coach in 2022, as new head varsity football coach and associate director of student-athlete development. On the field, Mahoney will succeed 38-year head coach David Meske, who will be retiring at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
A 1990 All-Southern Conference selection and three-year starter at offensive guard at Marshall, Mahoney went on to earn his Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia State University. He and wife, Carissa, have three children, Jake, Tulia and Domenic.
“Don brings with him an impressive resumé of competitive professional experiences. But what made him truly stand out throughout our interactions was his personal authenticity and passion for Webb School,” said Dan Gill, Webb’s incumbent athletic director.
“I am confident Don will continue to help us sustain a highly competitive and deeply connected program that is aligned with Webb’s mission.”
“He is committed to the mission of our school and will help develop our student- athletes to their fullest potential,” Meske said.
“I want to thank president Michael McBrien, athletic director and football coach David Meske, president-elect Ansel Sanders and ... Dan Gill for this opportunity,” Mahoney said.
“David Meske has set a standard of excellence at Webb on and off the field,” the new head coach added. “He is first-class at everything he does.
“The administration, faculty, coaches, and most importantly the students, make Webb a special place. I am excited about being at Webb and proud to be a Spartan.”