Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Business Administration M.A. Secondary Education M.S. Athletic Administration
Mr. David McCarthy
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but attended Irmo high school in South Carolina. I went on to play college football at Gardner-Webb University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
After graduation, I initially went into the hospitality field and worked as a manager and district manager for Waffle House for two years. I moved into a role at Kiawah Island Golf resort in the in-room dining and then engineering departments for a year and a half. Finally, I went to Outback steakhouse as a manager, working in the kitchen as well as in the front of the house roles for 3 years.
I decided to change career paths and get into education at 27 enrolling in a graduate program through the University of Phoenix. I worked at Chesterfield high school as the In-school suspension aide while I obtained a Master of Arts in Education and got certified to teach. I spent four years as a teacher in the business department at Chesterfield high school. I obtained my second masters in Athletic Administration through Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2021. I am now enrolled in a doctoral program with Gratz College for Educational Leadership.
I coached for nine years, starting with volunteering at my alma mater for a year and spending six years at Chesterfield and two years at North Augusta High School. I have been the offensive line coach, the offensive coordinator as well as the head track coach for six years. Teams I have coached have won six region titles (2 football, 4 track and field) as well as finishing in the top 15 and as high as 5th in the state in track and field. I have coached two state title throwers as well as 23 top 8 finishers in track and field. I have helped get numerous players into college in both football and track and field.
I have stepped away from coaching to pursue other areas as well as spend time with my growing family. My wife (who is also a teacher at NAHS) and I have a baby boy due in December. I have a stepson at Hammond Hill elementary as well as two dogs, Dani and Drogo.