David Muchnick
David Muchnick
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 207.326.2452
Email: david.muchnick@mma.edu
Year: 2nd Season
Hometown: Oceanside, N.Y.
Previous College: SUNY-Geneseo '05

After joining the Maine Maritime Academy staff in July 2014, Muchnick guided the Mariners to a 3-22 overall record in his first year. In the Mariners final 10 games this season, the team swept an opponent for the first time since 2010-2011, and lost the other eight games by single digits.

Graduating only one senior last season, the Mariners relied primarily on younger players, with two first year players averaging over 30 minutes per game and grabbing 41 starts.

At Kings Point, he served as the Mariners assistant coach for three-and-half years and interim head coach for half of the 2013-2014 season.

He coached a Landmark Player of the Year and Honorable Mention Division III All-American, four All-Landmark First Team selections and three All-Landmark Second Team players. On the recruiting trail, Muchnick brought in a 10-person class in 2012 that represented nine different states.

At the end of the 2013-14 season, Muchnick received Merchant Marine Academy’s Dr. Stephen “Bill” Omeltchenko Coach of the Year Award.

Muchnick assumed the head coaching position at Merchant Marine in January when the Mariners were 6-8. With Muchnick at the helm USMMA compiled a 6-6 record the remainder of the season, including victories in 6 of 7 games, and a berth in the Landmark Conference playoffs.

Prior to coaching at Merchant Marine Academy, Muchnick was the top assistant at Denison University from 2008-2010. He recruited the 2009-10 NCAC Newcomer of the Year and was in charge of offensive execution, scouting, recruiting and perimeter development.

Muchnick was the top assistant at SUNY Cortland from 2005-2008 and helped the Red Dragons to a 55-29 record during his tenure, highlighted by a NCAA Division III Tournament second round appearance in 2006.

Muchnick is a 2005 graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. He was a four-year member of the basketball team and was a captain his senior season. Muchnick finished in the top 10 in program history with a 41.4% three-point percentage and helped his team go 60-47, including a 20-9 mark and ECAC Championship in 2003-04. Muchnick earned a Master of Science degree in Sports Management in 2008 from SUNY Cortland.



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