Pete Mahoney is back for his ninth season in his third stint with the Marist football program. In the 2016 season, he serve as special assistant to head coach Jim Parady.
Mahoney served as Marist's director of football operations in the 2006 season. He returned to the program in 2008, and continued in that role through the 2011 season. After also serving as tight ends coach from 2008-10, he coached the running backs in 2011. He returned to serve as tight ends coach in 2013-14, and was director of football operations in the 2015 season.
Under Mahoney's tutelage, Chris Ortner was named All-Pioneer Football League Honorable Mention in both 2009 and 2010, and Ryan Dinnebeil was selected to play in the 2011 FCS Senior Scout Bowl. In his tenure, Mahoney also oversaw a considerable amount of the program's logistics, including equipment and travel when serving as director of operations.
Mahoney brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Red Foxes' program, having been in football coaching for nearly three decades at the high school and college level. He began his coaching career as a part-time coach at various high schools in South Dakota and Texas while working in the private sector as well.
Mahoney got his first taste of Hudson Valley football in 1991 when he joined the Valley Central High coaching staff in Montgomery, N.Y., and continued in the position until 2000. After serving as Offensive Coordinator for Cornwall High's squad in 2001, Mahoney moved to the college ranks when he took over as offensive line coach of the sprint football squad at the U.S. Military Academy in 2002. After serving an additional year with the offense, Mahoney moved over to the defensive side of the ball for the 2004 and 2005 seasons, when he was the team's defensive line coach.