Kahn moves to Mary Washington

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Marcus Kahn revitalized the Cabrini men's basketball program, to the tune of a 82-10 mark the past three seasons combined.
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Cabrini coach Marcus Kahn has been named as the new head men's basketball coach at Mary Washington, pending final board approval, according to athletic director Ken Tyler.

Kahn, who coached Cabrini to the 2012 national title game and the Elite Eight in 2013, was 153-27 in six seasons as the Cavaliers' head coach. He follows Rod Wood, who was reassigned following the season, in which he led Mary Washington to the Elite Eight.

Kahn was an assistant coach under Tyler at Albright and at Division II Shepherd.

“We had a very strong applicant pool and Marcus emerged as the consensus choice among our search committee and staff," Tyler said in a news release. "Marcus is one of the most successful coaches in Division III, leading the Cabrini program to unprecedented heights and amassing the best winning percentage in the country over the past five years."

Kahn inherits an Eagle program that has had 11 winning seasons in the past 12 years, and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals after finishing 25-6 and winning the program's second Capital Athletic Conference championship. He has a 230-110 career collegiate head coaching mark.

“I'm thrilled to be coming to Mary Washington,” said Kahn. “The attraction for me was to be able to work with Coach Tyler... In addition to a beautiful campus and a great program, I was excited to see more construction on campus, which showed the vision that the University has moving forward.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of it. I hope to come in and pick up where last year's team left off and put my stamp on the success of the program. I'm excited to get there and get started."

Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Kahn spent six seasons as the head coach at Pitt-Greensburg. With the Bobcats, Kahn became the program's all-time leader in career victories (77), recruited two Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Newcomers of the Year (2005-06, 2007-08) and guided UPG to its first postseason appearance since the 1999-2000 season. 

Kahn mentored Pitt-Greensburg to two AMCC championship games (2005-07) and claimed the conference's regular season crown in 2004-05, the first in program history. In his first season in 2002-03, he led the Bobcats to a 14-12 overall record and trip to the conference tournament. Kahn inherited a team that had won just 10 games combined during the 2000-01 and 2001-02 campaigns.

In 2005-06, Kahn led UPG to a second-place finish in the AMCC tournament and an ECAC regional championship game. At the conclusion of the 2007-08 season, Kahn had coached the Bobcats to its fifth appearance in the conference tournament in six seasons.