Mack McCarthy

Mack McCarthy (born July 3, 1952)

Current position: Chattanooga Mocs, VCU Rams, East Carolina Pirates
Chattanooga record: 243-122 (.666)
VCU record: 66-55 (.545)
East Carolina record: 34-57 (.374)
Overall record: 343-234 (.594)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  5  (1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  1  (1997)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (1986, 1987)
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  8  (1986, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)
  • SoCon Tournament Champion:  5  (1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2007-2010 East Carolina
2005-2007 East Carolina (assoc. HC)
2004-2005 Georgia Tech (women’s asst)
1998-2002 VCU
1997-1998 VCU (assoc. HC)
1985-1997 Chattanooga
1978-1985 Auburn (asst)
1976-1978 East Tennessee State (asst)
1974-1976 Virginia Tech (asst)

Mack McCarthy Facts

  • William Leroy McCarthy
  • Born July 3, 1952
  • Hometown: Woodstock, Virginia
  • Alma Mater: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (BA, 1974 & MA, 1976)
  • Worked for Don DeVoe as an assistant at Virginia Tech after graduation while earning his masters for two seasons
  • Spent seven seasons as an assistant under Sonny Smith, two at ETSU and seven at Auburn
  • Became the head coach at Chattanooga in 1985; won 243 games over the course of the next 12 seasons and captured eight SoCon regular season and five Tournament titles
  • Left Chattanooga to be associate head coach and head-coach-in-waiting at VCU in 1997; became head coach a year later
    • After four years at VCU – winning 66 games but failing to go to the postseason – McCarthy resigned
  • Worked for ESPN and hosted a radio show for the next several years in Greenville, NC
  • Spent one year as an assistant for the Georgia Tech women’s team before taking the associate head coach job under Ricky Stokes at East Carolina in 2005
    • Became the Pirates’ head coach in 2007, going 34-57 overall in his three-year tenure
  • Since 2014, McCarthy has worked as a college basketball analyst on television, mostly with the American Sports Network, the ACC Network and ESPN3
  • Along with his wife, Jean, has one daughter

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