March 3, 2014
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Former East Carolina University basketball coach Mack McCarthy, now the school's assistant athletics director for development relations, was one of 18 inductees into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame on Monday night.
McCarthy coached 12 years at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth and then ECU. He is the winningest coach in UTC men's basketball history with a 243-122 record culminating in the Mocs' only NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. That was in 1997, his fifth NCAA trip to go with eight regular-season Southern Conference championships and six 20-plus-win seasons in those 12 years.
His Mocs also went twice to the National Invitation Tournament. McCarthy's overall head-coaching record was 342-233 for 19 years.
After leaving UTC, he spent four seasons as VCU's head coach from 1998-02, before being given the reigns to the ECU program in 2007. He led the Pirates to their first ever win over rival NC State on Dec. 8, 2007.
The 48th annual induction banquet was held at the Chattanooga Convention Center.