SD East & North (El Cajon, Rancho Bernardo, Ramona), Orange
Kevin McGarry is in his second year as a full-time member of the
Aztec coaching staff. After working with linebackers last season, he
will be in charge of the special teams unit in 2012.
A year ago, coached first-team all-conference linebacker Miles
Burris, who led the league in tackles for loss with 19.5, which
ranked ninth nationally. Burris also was named to watch lists for
the Butkus, Lombardi and Nagurski Awards and this past April, was
selected in the fourth round the NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
Two of McGarry's linebackers, Burris and Logan Ketchum, also
received acclaim for their work in the classroom. Burris earned a
spot on the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor
Society and was a semifinalist for this past year's NFF's William V.
Campbell Trophy. Ketchum, meanwhile, was named the 2011 SDSU
Student-Athlete of the Year and became the first Aztec football
player to secure a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District 8
first team since 2006.
Before beginning his current position, served as an assistant to
the Aztec coaches from 2009-10.
Moved across town after eight campaigns as the head football coach
at the University of San Diego from 1996-2003. McGarry compiled a
39-37 overall record with five seasons at .500 or above. His squads
also were ranked nationally on three occasions.
Under McGarry's direction, the Toreros were the No. 1 offense in
the nation (Div. I-AA) in 2003, and consistently were rated in the
top 20 in various defensive categories. In 2002, he helped then
junior quarterback Eric Rasmussen lead the nation in passing
Was named the Pioneer Football League Coach of the Year in 2002,
and had eight players garner All-America honors during his tenure.
Prior to being named head coach, was USD's defensive coordinator
from 1980-95, and was an assistant coach at the school from 1978-80.
Also was the Toreros' head softball coach from 1980-85.
Began his collegiate career at Saddleback College in Mission
Viejo, Calif., where he started at wide receiver and defensive back
from 1974-75. He was tabbed the team's MVP his final campaign and
was later inducted into Saddleback's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Transferred to the University of San Diego, playing on both sides
of the ball at wide receiver and defensive back from 1976-77. He
picked up team defensive player-of-the-year honors his senior
Has a bachelor's degree in English/diversified liberal arts and a
master's in educational administration from the University of San
McGarry and his wife, Mary Ann, have four sons, Pat (25), Mike
(25), Timbo (22) and Matt (16).
THE MCGARRY FILE
San Diego, Calif.
San Diego - BA Diversified Liberal Arts &
MA in Educational Administration