Team Mahurin: Welcome

Team Mahurin Basketball


Welcome to the Coach Mahurin web page.  As many of you are aware, I am now the head coach of the Edgewood Mustangs.  I'm thrilled to be back in coaching and at Edgewood!

I'll use this page to cover our squads and keep readers informed about the Mustangs, my kids, other former players, and whatever else comes to mind.

I was most recently the basketball coach of the Rockville Rox and have been the coach at South Vermillion, Adams Central, and an assistant at Martinsville (IN).  I've also led the Pacesetter Select and Spiece Central AAU teams.  

Please note that I usually blast this stuff together pretty fast, and my spell check does not work on this program (or I'm not smart enough to use it!)  There will be typos, omissions, and errors.  Please read through them!


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Thursday, October 2
Conditioning Schedule UPDATE!!!

MO  10/20  5:00 - 6:00 AUX Gym

TU  10/21  6:00 - 7:00  Main Gym

WE  10/22  5:30 - 6:30  Main Gym

TH  10/23  5:00 - 6:00

FR  10/24  2:45 - 3:45


MO  10/27  5:30 - 6:30 

TU  10/28  5:30 - 6:30

WE  10/29  5:30 - 6:30  CHANGE!!  2:45 START DUE TO ATHLETIC BANQUET

TH  10/30  5:30 - 6:30

FR  10/31  2:45 - 3:45 (AUX)


MO  11/3  5:30

TU  11/4  5:30

WE  11/5  5:30

TH  11/6  4:00

FR  11/7  2:45 (AUX)


Saturday, October 18
Small College Experience THIS SATURDAY

Several of our kids have indicated that they would like to play basketball at the next level.  I am in the process of putting together a trip up to IWU next Saturday for the last scrimmage of the pre-season.  The coaches there have indicated that we would get full access to the program, and I thought it might be nice to look around the university as well.

This trip is open to anyone who would like to go.  We will likely leave around 10:00 am and return home around 6 or 7.  Bring some cash for food and general expenses.  I've had 5 or 6 guys already commit, and the bus is capped at 14.

It's never too early to start planning your college experience.  A great deal of recruiting goes on nowadays prior to the junior and senior years.

I'll prepare information packets on just what kids will see.  I need guys to watch with keen eyes for just where they think their skill sets would fit in.  Being an old dodger, I have pretty good relationships with most of the small college coaches.  

As a player, it is your responsibility to actively research potential universities that offer fields of study where you feel comfortable.  From there we will contact prospective schools, attend open gyms or team camps, and try to move the process forward.

Most people have no idea just how good many of the players in small colleges are.  Be realisitc.

While watching the scrimmage, I encourage you to take note of how hard the kids play.  Watch the level of communication ongoing.  Watch floor spacing, attention to TAKING CARE OF THE BALL, and the rarity of guys creating for themselves.

Anyway...first come, first serve.  I will obviously attending games there quite often during the season, and I usually have room.  It should be fun. 

 Seats reserved for the following:

1  Coaches

4.  Tanner T

5.  Cole C 

6.  Jonas

7.  Austin

8.  Cooper

9.  Cody

10.  Connor 

Departure 10:00 am from the athletic entrance (locker room) of the HS. 


Thursday, October 23
Giving Back to the Community

Edgewood High School is conducting a Parker Superhero 5K Walk/Run on November 2nd at 2:00 pm.

I know this is a Sunday, you don't have a lot of warning, and you could likely come up with a multitude of excuses why you shouldn't participate in this event.  However, it would be fantastic to see as many members of the basketball program participating as possible.

I never had the opportunity to meet Parker, but it's obvious his legacy has affected the community here in Ellettsville.  His loss has been felt throughout the school, and the support the student body has shown his memory has been astounding.

 Many of you expect the community to support us during our upcoming season, and I feel like that is a two way street.  However, don't come only because I ask you to do so.  Come because it is the right thing to do!

My wife Pattie, my dog Milo, and I will all be participating in the "walking" portion of the event.  I would run, but poor Milo would tire out!  hah!

Participation in the event does cost $20, and all proceeds go to the Parker Gilliland Scholarship Fund. 

Tuesday, October 21
Help Wanted!

I am in the preliminary stages of putting all of our varsity basketball games LIVE on the Internet.  However, to do so I need to take care of several things.

First and foremost, I'll need a dependable cameraman.  Shoot me an e-mail if you're interested at  

Friday, October 10

Early Season
1) What pre-Christmas game do you look forward to the most?
   Bedford North Lawrence
   Bloomington North
   Greenwood Christian

Thursday, September 18
Poem Provided By My A.D.

Here is a very cool poem (concrete style I believe) that I wish I'd seen a long time ago...

Your child's

success or lack of success

in sports

does not indicate what

kind of parent you are.

But, having an athlete

that is



a great teammate

mentally tough



tries their best

is a direct


of your


-Author Unknown 

Saturday, September 6
Avoiding the Poison


I've been asked a lot of questions about my philosophy and keys to having a good team as we get started at Edgewood.  While there all all sorts of important factors, I believe the toughest distraction to overcome is the "poison" that so many kids have to fight off.  Some of that comes from within, some from peers, and some can come from home.

It's got to be about US instead of me.  Some of the more talented teams I've had suffered from "me-itis."  It wasn't about the team, it was about me.  Do I start?  Do I get enough shots?  Does Billy shoot more than me?  Why doesn't the coach run more sets for me?

Please trust me, I just want to win.  I want to find a core group who don't count their minutes, don't worry about their numbers, and will run through the wall if they are asked to do so.  That's how you win.

Some of my most talented teams suffered through bad patches when kids couldn't put the team ahead of the individual.  I still get crank calls from a parent/grandparent or two who never really got it.  The accomplishment is about the team.  State finals, Classic championship, five sectional titles, etc.... that was what it was all about.

Most importantly though, there are "numerous" (that number keeps changing since I posted this!) former players of mine coaching something in the world, giving back to society.  The success stories are the doctors, lawyers, teachers...don't forget the bankers, finance managers, and general laborers.  The are my most important "wins."

Unfortunately I've also had some former players never catch on to successful life in our world.  Those are my losses.  Thankfully there are far fewer of those.  Of course, the big picture is what do we learn from team sports about being adults and members of our society.  How to handle success and failure is so important.  The hardest part is that some folks never learn these concepts, and then it makes it doubly-tough to teach the kids of those folks.

The one thing I've learned over and over in is to first look for coachable, hard working kids.  If they happen to be talented, that's even better.  It looks like we are going to have a good number of kids out for hoops.  If you're one of those guys, care about winning first.  It can't matter who starts, ends, or plays the most minutes.  Just want to accomplish something huge.

I told kids for years at RHS that no one will remember who really did what on most of our championship teams.  People will just see the champioship pictures on the wall.  You're either in that picture or not!  And...BTW...those are pictures of TEAMS! 

Thursday, June 5
Edgewood Booster Club Link