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  Eric McCray
Eric McCray

Position:
Assistant Coach


04/14/2012

2012 Loyola-Johns Hopkins Invitational

Photos from the 2012 Loyola-Johns Hopkins Invitational held at the Johns Hopkins/Loyola Track & Field Complex.

Eric McCray jumped at the chance to join the collegiate ranks becoming a part of the Loyola coaching staff in 2007. McCray is responsible for coaching the women's hurdles, horizontal jumps and javelin event groups.

The 2012-13 season marks McCray's 16th season coaching track and field and his fifth season at Loyola.

In his coaching life, he believes in recruiting true student-athletes. He wants to develop an athlete's ultimate potential in order to achieve individual and team success. He believes in a training environment that is competitive and based on science. Equally important is supporting the athletes in getting a world class education. He brings a balanced approach to training that allows his athletes to develop the whole person. This has lead to developing athletes to achieve school records, conference medalist, and regional qualifiers.

Coach McCray has had a lifelong passion for the sport of track and Field. He started competing in middle school and ended his career at Shippensburg University as a thrower. He developed his coaching knowledge through mentoring and coaching certification from USATF and USTFCCC. For the first 10 years of coaching, he applied his skills at the high school ranks developing a success program that produced numerous state champions.

Coach McCray holds a bachelor degree in education from Shippensburg University. Since leaving college, he has been teaching middle school in Baltimore Co. He is currently working on a Master degree in Sports Administration from Goucher College.

After years of coaching, McCray credits his success to a supportive family, patient mentors, great athletes and support coaches. He especially wishes to thank his wife, Kim, and his daughter, Charlotte for their steady love and support.