Hired by Lackawanna College in June of 2018, Mike McCarry is entering his first season as the head coach of the Falcon baseball team.
A resident of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, McCarry is no stranger to Northeast Pennsylvania, having played under head coach Jamie Shevchik at Keystone College from 2003 through 2005. After his playing days at Keystone, he started his coaching career at Central Bucks West where he served as Assistant Coach from 2006 through 2008. In 2007, he took over the reins of the Colts Collegiate Summer Team, serving as both its head coach and team president. Mike started his collegiate coaching career at La Salle University, where he served as the team's Head Assistant – Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator. Most recently, McCarry served as the pitching coach for Stephen F. Austin University, a NCAA DI institution located in Nacogdoches, Texas.
As the pitching coach for LaSalle, four of McCarry's pitchers signed professional contracts including 2013 Houston Astros 27th-round draft pick Pat Christensen.
As a recruiter, McCarry brought four NJCAA All-Americans to LaSalle as well as a pair of high school MLB draftees in Roy Morales (Miami Marlins, 12th round, 2008) and Yan Carlo Rivera (Toronto Blue Jays, 36th round, 2014).
Before his time at LaSalle, McCarry was involved with the Major League Baseball sponsored Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) program. In doing so, he helped inner city baseball players in their efforts to secure collegiate opportunities.
McCarry gained extensive fund-raising experience through his involvement with the Colts Collegiate Baseball organization. Mike organized events, in partnership with local businesses, which raised upwards of $14,000 annually.
He has also been successful in providing tutoring opportunities and job search assistance for his players during their collegiate careers and after their graduation.
He joins a Lackawanna squad that finished the season with a 26-18 record and earned the first-place seed in the Region XIX Division II Baseball Tournament.