Matt McMahon

Defensive Coach | First Class Lacrosse


FCL Defensive Coach

About Matt


Matt McMahon is a professional lacrosse player, playing in the new Premier Lacrosse League. He is also currently a member of the Team USA Training Roster as they prepare for the 2023 World Games. In 2019, he was selected as a PLL All-Star and named #47 on the top 50 PLL Players List. Previously, Matt was drafted into the MLL, where he played with the Ohio Machine from 2015 to 2018, winning an MLL Championship and being named an All-Star and Defensive Player of the Year finalist in 2017. Prior to his professional career, Matt was a 4-year starter, Captain, and All-American at UPenn. He played in all 54 games in his career at UPenn and was named an Academic All American and finalist for the Senior CLASS Award in 2015.


Career Highlights

  • Team USA: Currently on 2022 Training Roster. Played in 2019 Fall Classic and 2020 Spring Premiere
    PLL: 2019 PLL All-Star Defenseman, #47 PLL Top 50 Players
  • MLL: All-star, Defensive player of the year finalist, 2017 MLL Champion
  • College: All-American, Captain, First-team All-Ivy, Finalist for the Senior CLASS Award


First Class Lacrosse
My 13 year old, Miles, took part in his second First Class Lacrosse clinic last weekend in Greensboro. He participated in an offensive clinic last year with Deemer and defense this go around with Matt. Both times we were extremely impressed with the high amount of activity during the clinic and the high amount of quality instruction that took place. Just as striking though is how friendly and welcoming you guys are. You both represent First Class Lacrosse and yourselves in the best possible way. As a parent, I sincerely appreciate you guys as coaches and role models for Miles. Keep up the great work!
Kevin F.
FCL Clinic Parent
First Class Lacrosse
Hey Matt, we came to your clinic and my son Anthony (lefty) got a ton out of it. He’s a freshman in princeton high school and still learning a lot. With many of his club/rec tournaments cancelled, it’s been really hard to improve defensively and your clinic was great for him. Just wanted to say thanks and will be sure to try and attend if you decide to do more.
Anthony Famiglietti
FCL Online Parent
First Class Lacrosse
As a program director I have seen many guest instructors come for a practice and "show up, coach and leave." Our experience with Coach Matt McMahon was the direct opposite of that. Coach Matt came to our practice and was "invested" in my players growth. He spent valuable time with our players, coached them up and made every player feel important. I cannot thank him enough for the time he spent with us, it will have a lasting impression on all our players involved that evening in practice.
Nick Caruso
FCL Online Player

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