Many of you have probably already heard the story about Huntingdon College’s men’s golf coach Matt Mahanic going absolutely ballistic on his team after they finished 11th out of 12 (though Mahanic mistakenly thought they finished Dead F*****g Last) at the Gordin Classic in Ohio.
It’s kind of old news, but I think it’s worth bringing up and discussing.
After the story and audio hit the news cycle, specifically Deadspin, he was fired from the Methodist school in Montgomery, Ala.. I’ve heard a few rumblings from people who think a coach cursing at his team is not grounds for dismissal. Well, this wasn’t just dropping an F-bomb every now and again to try and get his team fired up.
It obviously (and reportedly) wasn’t Mahanic’s first obscenity-laced–and that’s putting it lightly–tirade at his golfers, young impressionable college students. And this time, one of the kids was armed with a recorder on the bus ride back when Mahanic began his attempt at a constructive pep talk, which suddenly descended into yelling and more than 54 F-bombs (I lost count).
CLEARLY, THESE GOLFERS WERE JUST F*****G FAILURES AT LIFE AND A WASTE OF MAHANIC’S TIME SINCE HE WAS FORCED TO WATCH THEM PLAY F*****G AWFUL GOLF WHEN HE COULD HAVE SPENT THE WEEKEND PLAYING HIMSELF.
Here are snippets from Mahanic’s undoing. It’s quite interesting — or borderline psychotic — how he goes from a calm tone to just losing it.
“That is fucking horrendous. Horrendous that nobody can shoot fucking par on that golf course. That is the most fucking embarrassed I’ve ever been in my life, having to walk around that fucking scoreboard and look at those other fucking coaches—Fucking 11 teams beat us this week! Eleven fucking teams! Goddamnit!”
“I gotta fucking go up there and watch that bullshit you four call golf! Like watching fucking paint dry! My dad looked and me and said, ‘Why the fuck are you recruiting these kids?’”
“I’m ready to lose my fucking mind. There is no fucking helping you! …Fucking not a big deal, though. It’s not a big deal. Fucking hunky-dory.”
“We fucking don’t deserve shit. Fucking—we haven’t broke 300 all year. Four fucking chances in nice weather, and we haven’t broken 300 yet. Fuck me.”
“I don’t want to hear a fucking word out of anybody until we get back to Montgomery. Put your fucking headphones on, go to sleep, I don’t give a shit. I had to watch you play golf for the last 54 fucking holes. Please do not let me hear your fucking voice right now.”
Wow, Division III golf must have really grown in the last decade. I don’t recall it exactly being the most intense and competitive circuit.
Perhaps Mahanic should consider anger management classes now that he has some free time on his hands.