Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Business Administration M.A. Secondary Education M.S. Athletic Administration
Mr. David McCarthy
David Patrick McCarthy
M.A. Secondary Education
M.S. Sports Administration
North Augusta High School
Asst. Football/Run-Game Coordinator
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 26, 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 in my second year of the doctoral program with Gratz College for Educational Leadership .
I am going into my 10th year of coaching football, starting with volunteering at my alma mater for a year and spending six years at Chesterfield and now 3 years at North Augusta High School. I have been an offensive line coach, the offensive coordinator as well as a head track coach for six years. Teams I have coached have won six region titles (2 football, 4 track and field) and as high as 5th in the state in track and field. I have coached two state title winners in throwing events 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.
My wife (who is also a teacher at NAHS) and I have two sons, DJ who will turn 1 this December, and Ryker who attends first grade at Hammond Hill Elementary, as well as our two dogs, Dani and Drogo.