College golf coach fired after profane tirade

Matt Mahanic
Matt Mahanic was dismissed as golf coach at Huntingdon College after ranting at his players.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, November 09, 2012 | 6:35 p.m.

Huntingdon College Golf Coach Matt Mahanic was fired Friday after a recording of his profanity-filled tirade at his players made its way onto the Internet.

Huntingdon, a Division III school in Montgomery, Ala., finished 11th out of 12 teams at the recent Gordin Classic -- in the recording, the coach mistakenly believes his team finsihed last. The audio, recorded by one of the players on the bus ride home, eventually made its way to Deadspin.

Mahanic starts out calmly enough, discussing the tournament with his players. But about two minutes into the six-minute recording, he begins screaming at his players, dropping obscenities into just about every sentence.

College President J. Cameron West announced on the school's website that Mahanic had been dismissed.

He said the school adheres to NCAA principles, which says that employees should act with sportmanship at all times and represent "the honor and dignity of fair play and the generally recognized high standards associated with wholesome competitive sports."

Here is a link to the recording -- but beware, it is full of f-bombs, and most definitely not for the timid.

The Associated Presss contributed to this report.