Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced on Dec. 22 that former Navy football great David Mahoney has joined his staff as the Recruiting Coordinator. Mahoney will assist Director of Player Personnel Omar Nelson with all aspects of Navy’s recruiting efforts.
“The number one thing for me when making a hire is to make sure we bring in good people that will maintain our culture and I have no doubt that David Mahoney is the perfect person to do that,” said Niumatalolo. “David was not only a great player here, but also an outstanding midshipman and officer in the United States Navy. Having David join Director of Player Personnel Omar Nelson gives us two Naval Academy graduates to lead our recruiting efforts and gives us six Naval Academy graduates on our staff overall.”
“It’s an honor to be able to come back to the Academy and work for Coach Niumatalolo as a part of his staff,” said Mahoney. “Navy Football means a great deal to me and I want to do anything that I can to support the team and contribute to its continued success. My family and I feel truly blessed to be here. Thank you to Coach Niumatalolo and Mr. Gladchuk for this amazing opportunity.”
A 2007 graduate of Naval Academy, Mahoney earned four varsity letters while helping lead Navy to four Commander-In-Chief's Trophies, four bowl games (Houston, Emerald, Poinsettia and Meineke Car Care) and two bowl victories (Emerald and Poinsettia). The Mids were 35-15 in Mahoney's four years, including a 10-2 mark in 2004. His 42 career tackles for a loss are the third most in school history, while his 21 career sacks stands second all-time. He played in the Hula Bowl All-Star Game as a senior.
Upon graduation, Mahoney was commissioned as a Supply Corps Officer and went to Supply Corpa School in Athens, Ga. in January 2008. After graduating Supply School, he served as the Assistant Supply Officer onboard the USS SIMPSON (FFG-56) out of Mayport, Fla. from July 2008-December 2010. After the SIMPSON, Mahoney became the Food Service Officer for SUBASE Kings Bay, Ga. from January 2011-July 2013.
Mahoney got out of the Navy in 2013 and worked for Kimberly Clark Corporation as an Operations Manager from January 2013-December 2017.
Mahoney currently resides in Arnold, Md. with his wife, Stephanie, and son, David.