October 15, 1915|
November 30, 2011 (aged 96)|
Marble Falls, Texas
|1938||New Mexico State|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1949–1953||New Mexico State|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
|1961–1973||Texas Western / UTEP|
|Head coaching record|
McCarty attended and played football at New Mexico State University. His college career was interrupted by World War II as he was drafted into the U. S. Army. McCarty served until 1946 and reached the rank of lieutenant colonel as a pilot and flight instructor.
McCarty's college coaching career began at his alma mater, as he led the Aggies to a 65–55 record from 1949 to 1953. He then moved to UTEP, where he coached from 1953 to 1959. He compiled a record of 75–58 and broke the color barrier at UTEP, recruiting the program's first African-American player, Charles Brown.
Following his stint as head coach of the Miners, McCarty was named athletic director at UTEP, a position he held until 1970. During this time, he hired future Hall of Fame coach Don Haskins - who brought UTEP their only national basketball championship in 1966. In 1970, McCarty left UTEP to become athletic director at the University of Wyoming, where he served until 1980. He retired to Albuquerque, where he ran the fund-raising efforts of the school's athletic club.
McCarty died November 30, 2011 at his home in Marble Falls, Texas.
Head coaching record
|New Mexico State Aggies (Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1949–1953)|
|1949–50||New Mexico State||17-13||7-11||NAIA First Round|
|1950–51||New Mexico State||19-14||10-6||T-2nd|
|1951–52||New Mexico State||22-11||14-4||T-1st||NCAA First Round|
|1952–53||New Mexico State||7-17||5-9||T-5th|
|New Mexico State:||65–55 (.542)||36–30 (.545)|
|Texas Western Miners (Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1953–1959)|
|Texas Western:||75–58 (.564)||39–27 (.591)|
Postseason invitational champion