McGrath was hired in 2017 and compiled a 26-58 (12-30) overall record during his two and a half seasons on the job. The Seahawks are currently 5-14 overall and 0-6 in CAA play.
Prior to his arrival in Wilmington, the Topeka-native had spent his entire career with Roy Williams. He played four seasons for Williams at Kansas then joined his coaching staff after graduating. Williams landing the UNC job is what brought McGrath to the State, where he was an assistant with the Tar Heels for 14 seasons. McGrath was part of the staff for all three of the Heels’ NCAA National Championships under Williams (2005, 2009 and 2017).
Assistant coach Rob Burke has been named interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Burke has been at UNCW since 2017 and has previous head coaching experience at Spartanburg Methodist College, a JC in South Carolina.
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