July 3, 1952 |
Woodstock, Virginia, USA
|Alma mater||Virginia Tech ('74)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1974–1976||Virginia Tech (asst.)|
|1976–1978||East Tennessee State (asst.)|
|2005–2007||East Carolina (assoc.)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|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.
In 2014, McCarthy became a college basketball analyst for the American Sports Network, calling CAA and C-USA games, additionally, he also has called games on ESPN3 and the ACC Network Extra for Virginia Tech with Andrew Allegreta.
Head coaching record
|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|
|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|
|1996–1997||Chattanooga||24–11||11–3||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|VCU Rams (Colonial Athletic Association) (1998–2002)|
|East Carolina Pirates (Conference USA) (2007–2010)|
|East Carolina:||34–57 (.374)||14–34|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
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