Mack McCarthy

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Mack McCarthy
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1952-07-03) July 3, 1952 (age 62)
Woodstock, Virginia, USA
Alma mater Virginia Tech ('74)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1976
1976–1978
1978–1985
1985–1997
1997–1998
1998–2002
2005-2007
2007-2010
Virginia Tech (asst.)
East Tennessee State (asst.)
Auburn (asst.)
Chattanooga
VCU (assoc.)
VCU
East Carolina (assoc.)
East Carolina
Head coaching record
Overall 343-234 (.594)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Southern Conference Tournament Champions (1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)

Mack McCarthy is the former head college basketball coach for East Carolina University. On Saturday 3/6/10 athletic director Terry Holland announced that McCarthy will complete the season as head coach and then move to a fundraising role with East Carolina University. He served as Head Coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1985–1997, leading the Mocs to the 1997 "Sweet Sixteen" in the NCAA Tournament Over his 12-year tenure, he took the Mocs to seven postseason appearances (five to the NCAA Tournament), won/shared eight Southern Conference regular season titles and won the SoCon Tournament title five times. His overall record at UTC was 243-122.

McCarthy was also the head coach of the VCU Rams from 1998 to 2002, with a 4-year record of 66-55. Prior to becoming a head coach, he spent two years as an assistant at his alma mater, Virginia Tech, and nine seasons assisting head coach Sonny Smith (two at East Tennessee State and seven at Auburn).

In 19 seasons as a college basketball head coach, McCarthy has a 59.4% winning percentage with a record of 343-234.


Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chattanooga Mocs (Southern Conference) (1985–1997)
1985-1986 Chattanooga 21-10 12-4 1st NIT First Round
1986-1987 Chattanooga 21-8 14-2 2nd NIT First Round
1987-1988 Chattanooga 20-13 8-8 T-5th NCAA First Round
1988-1989 Chattanooga 18-12 10-4 1st
1989-1990 Chattanooga 14-14 7-7 T-4th
1990-1991 Chattanooga 19-10 11-3 T-1st
1991-1992 Chattanooga 23-7 12-2 T-1st
1992-1993 Chattanooga 26-7 16-2 1st NCAA First Round
1993-1994 Chattanooga 23-7 14-4 1st NCAA First Round
1994-1995 Chattanooga 19-11 11-3 1st NCAA First Round
1995-1996 Chattanooga 15-12 9-5 2nd
1996-1997 Chattanooga 24-11 11-3 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Chattanooga: 243-122 (.666) 135-47
VCU Rams (Colonial Athletic Association) (1998–2002)
1998-1999 Virginia Commonwealth 15-16 8-8 6th
1999-2000 Virginia Commonwealth 14-14 7-9 5th
2000-2001 Virginia Commonwealth 16-14 9-7 4th
2001-2002 Virginia Commonwealth 21-11 11-7 3rd
VCU: 66-55 (.545) 35-31
East Carolina Pirates (Conference USA) (2007–2010)
2007-2008 East Carolina 11-19 5-11 10th
2008-2009 East Carolina 13-17 5-11 9th
2009-2010 East Carolina 10-21 4-12 10th
East Carolina: 34-57 (.374) 14-34
Total: 343–234 (.594)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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