Assistant Coach Bill Mahan is in his sixth year as an assistant coach at Penn State Beaver where he also served as an assistant coach in 1999.
Mahan has more than 25 years of high school and college coaching experience and was head coach at New Brighton High School, Rochester High School, and Lincoln High School (Ellwood City, PA). He also served as an assistant coach at New Brighton High School and the Community College of Beaver County.
Throughout the years Mahan has coached athletes of very high caliber. At Rochester High School, he coached Penn State football wide receiver Derrick Moye who played for Coach Joe Paterno. While at New Brighton High School, he helped several student-athletes earn a Division I scholarship, including: Chris Pipkin (Eastern Michigan University basketball scholarship), Gabe Jackson (Robert Morris University basketball scholarship), Vaughn Mosley, and Willie Murray (Kent State University football scholarship).
In 1997 Mahan led New Brighton High School to the WPIAL AA Championship game where they were upset by Quaker Valley High School (Sewickley, PA). During that time Mahan coached both Coach Rea and Coach Williams. Williams noted that "Coach Mahan has been one of the most influential basketball minds during all my years of playing and coaching basketball. He's great! He understands the game and, most importantly, he’s a great teacher. He has really elevated the staff, and the guys love him."
Mahan is a graduate of Kent State University and also works for First Energy. He and his wife, Susie, live in New Brighton, PA.