Team McGraw

About the Team

Team McGraw is an endurance sports training program supporting the Tug McGraw Foundation's mission to provide resources and hands-on support, foster understanding, promote awareness, and stimulate research and scientific collaboration to improve quality of life for people with brain-related trauma and tumors.

2016 Coaching Staff And Support

Coach Jeff McMahon (Coach)



Former keyboardist and vocalist for Tim McGraw, McMahon both toured and recorded with the country superstar from 1993 to 2011, leaving his mark on many of McGraw’s biggest songs, including the Grammy-winning “Live Like You Were Dying.” In 2007, he founded the Team McGraw endurance program with National Coach Kevin Leathers. As a runner, McMahon has competed in numerous marathons and various multi-sport events, but he finds the most gratification from supporting the hundreds of Team McGraw runners in the accomplishment of their athletic goals. Email:



coach Kevin Leathers (National Coach)

RRCA-Certified Coach Kevin Leathers is an experienced marathoner, ultramarathoner, and Ironman triathlete.  He is also the National Co-Host of Pace Per Mile. You can listen online  at and subscribe on iTunes. Kevin also shares his expertise in training and racing on his "Can't Stop Endurance" website: Email:



ava talamantez (Admin)

Ava is here to help with your registration, answer question and be part of your fundraising support team. Contact Ava via email at or by phone at 707.947.7124.



Where Team McGraw Money Goes...

The Tug McGraw Foundation was established prior to Tug's death in 2004 to enhance the quality of life of children and adults with brain tumors. In 2009, TMF expanded its programs to include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Tug McGraw Foundation collaborates and partners with other organizations to accelerate new treatments and cures to improve quality of life in areas of physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual for those with affected by brain-related trauma and tumors.


To learn more about the projects that the Tug McGraw Foundation funds, please visit "Our Projects."