C.B. McGrath peparing for Year 2 at the helm at UNCW
UNCW men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath stopped by the WECT Studio Monday to discuss the offseason and his upcoming second season with the Seahawks. While UNCW will lose three seniors (Jordan Talley, Nick Powell and Marcus Bryan) from the squad that went 11-21 in McGrath's first season at the helm, it will welcome back star forward Devontae Cacok.
North Carolina, UNCW Schedule 3-Game Basketball Series
On Dec. 5, the North Carolina men’s basketball team will host UNCW in the first game of a 2-for-1 series between the two schools. The Seahawks will then host the Tar Heels in 2019 while the teams will meet in Chapel Hill again in 2020. UNCW coach C.B. McGrath and North Carolina coach Roy Williams have talked about the two teams playing at length.
Podcast: Interview with C.B. McGrath
UNC-Wilmington head coach C.B. McGrath joins the podcast to talk about his first season as a head coach, system philosophies, and recruiting. In addition, Coach McGrath sheds some light on his playing career at Kansas, getting into coaching, and his memories from Chapel Hill as an assistant coach under Roy Williams.
Carolina Family Watches Danny Green
Members of the Carolina family attended the Spurs game on Thursday night to support San Antonio wing and former UNC star Danny Green. Current UNC Greensboro head coach Wes Miller, current UNC assistant Steve Robinson, current UNC Wilmington head coach C.B. McGrath, and UNC Director of Player Development Eric Hoots were all in the building.
Former Roy Williams Assistants to Meet as Stanford, UNCW Schedule Series
C.B. McGrath and Jerod Haase played together at Kansas for three years, spending two years as roommates. After graduation, the duo worked under Roy Williams for 14 years. Haase was the first to venture out, coaching at UAB for four seasons before taking the Stanford job. The matchup is a mix of friends helping each other out and happenstance. Stanford will play UNC Nov. 12.
UNCW men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath reflects on first season
The UNCW men’s basketball season ended two wins shy of a third straight trip to the NCAA tournament. Northeastern beat the Seahawks 79-52 in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament Monday. UNCW finished 11-21 under first-year head coach C.B. McGrath. “I think they should take some positives away from the improvement they made,” McGrath said.
Seahawks adjusting in first season under new coach C.B. McGrath
The UNCW Seahawks figured to take a step back this season after Kevin Keatts left for NC State and four of the five starters that helped the team earn its second straight CAA title either graduated or transferred. Because of that turnover, C.B. McGrath understood that the transition to his first head coaching assignment probably wouldn’t be an entirely smooth one.
Sean May Working His Way Up UNC's Coaching Ranks
Sean May returned to UNC following the 2015 season and started working around the basketball office. In October of that year, Roy Williams hired his former standout as assistant to the director of player development. May was soon elevated to Director of Player Personnel, and following C.B. McGrath’s departure, he moved into the director of basketball operations job.
UNCG-UNCW matchup turns into Tar Heels family reunion
This time, the regular season meeting between Wes Miller’s UNC Greensboro Spartans and C.B. McGrath’s UNC Wilmington Seahawks meant something. And while the coaches approached the occasion as if it was just another game, the experience wasn’t nearly as routine for their mentor, Roy Williams, sitting on press row in a neutrally colored pink sweater.
Joe Wolf proud he didn't take shortcuts in coaching career
The youngest of seven children, Joe Wolf’s desire to play far from home led to his playing for legendary coach Dean Smith at UNC. He even crossed paths with Michael Jordan during Wolf’s freshman and Jordan’s junior season in Chapel Hill. He now finds himself as an assistant at UNC-Wilmington under C.B. McGrath, all because of his connections at North Carolina.
Roy Williams attends C.B. McGrath's first game as UNCW head coach
C.B. McGrath imitated his Hall of Fame coaching mentor on Saturday, from inviting family to sit on the bench pregame to wearing a Carolina Blue tie. Then Roy Williams showed up. The three-time national championship coach, less than 24 hours removed from leading UNC to a win against Northern Iowa, made the unexpected trip to Wilmington for McGrath’s debut.
For C.B. McGrath, Sunday’s visit to UNC acted as a homecoming
When Roy Williams spoke at the UNC Wilmington tip-off dinner on Sept. 21, he did it as a favor to new Seahawks coach C.B. McGrath. On Sunday, McGrath returned the favor by bringing his team to Chapel Hill to participate in a mini-scrimmage with other programs who had ties to the Tar Heels. Much like Dean Smith before him, Williams has built a coaching tree at UNC.
Video: Post-Basketball Jamboree Press Conference
North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams was joined by ECU coach Jeff Lebo, UNC-Wilmington coach C.B. McGrath, and UNC-Greensboro coach Wes Miller for a post-jamboree press conference on Sunday in Chapel Hill, and Inside Carolina was on the scene to capture their thoughts.
Jamboree For Disaster Relief Quotes
UNC Basketball Coach Roy Williams on the Jamboree: "It was really important to me and it was more special because it was the three guys sitting up here (ECU head coach Jeff Lebo, UNCG head coach Wes Miller and UNCW head coach C.B. McGrath). They helped recruit and helped coach and I recruited and coached every one of them and loved every moment."
UNC’s Disaster Relief Jamboree preview: UNCW Seahawks
The Seahawks will face the Tar Heels in the final segment (14 minutes) of the unique round robin style exhibition. This will be the first time that UNCW has played in Chapel Hill since 2013, when the Seahawks lost to the Tar Heels 84-51. The two teams have not met often, though that may change with C.B. McGrath now at the helm, as UNC leads the all-time series 3-0.