Mike McGrath
Mike McGrath
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 773-702-4647
Email: mmcgrath@uchicago.edu

Mike McGrath continues his 19th season as head men's basketball coach at the University of Chicago in 2017-18. He is the school's all-time leader in wins with an overall record of 270-187, including a 158-96 mark in University Athletic Association (UAA) play.

A three-time UAA Coach of the Year, McGrath has guided UChicago to a NCAA Division III Elite Eight berth and Sweet 16 appearance, as well as four UAA titles.

McGrath garnered UAA Coach of the Year accolades in 2007-08 after leading the Maroons to their second-straight UAA championship and NCAA Division III tournament appearance. UChicago, which finished 18-8 overall and 11-3 in conference play, ranked 25th in the final D3hoops.com poll.

In 2000-01, McGrath guided the Maroons to their best-ever NCAA Division III finish, as UChicago advanced to the Elite Eight round of the national tournament. McGrath enjoyed a highly-successful debut campaign in 1999-00, as he led the Maroons to a 23-4 record, the UAA title and a NCAA Division III Sweet 16 appearance.

Over his career at UChicago, McGrath has been named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Coach of the Year four times – 2000, 2001, 2007, 2008.

McGrath spent seven years as an assistant coach to Pat Cunningham from 1992-99. During that time, McGrath helped lead the Maroons to an overall record of 107-73 (.594), including an 82-23 mark (.781) from 1995-99. Under Cunningham and McGrath, UChicago garnered two UAA championships and advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 on two occasions.

During McGrath's 25 years as head and assistant coach, UChicago teams have compiled a combined record of 376-260 (.591), won six conference championships, and made six national postseason appearances.

McGrath is a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, where he spent three years as a student assistant coach. During his tenure at DePauw, the Tigers advanced to the 1990 NCAA Division III championship game. In 2003, McGrath and the other members of that team were inducted into the DePauw Athletics Hall of Fame.

A native of Bartlett, Ill., McGrath earned a master's degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 2004. He resides in Chicago with his wife, Kari.

 

Year

Overall
W-L

Pct.

UAA
W-L

Pct.

 
2016-17 16-9 .640 8-6 .571  
2015-16 17-8 .680 8-6 .571  
2014-15 16-9 .640 8-6 .571  
2013-14 15-10 .600 8-6 .571  
2012-13 11-14 .440 5-9 .357  
2011-12 14-11 .560 7-7 .500  
2010-11 10-15 .400 7-7 .500  
2009-10 13-12 .520 7-7 .500  
2008-09 6-19 .240 6-8 .429  
2007-08 18-8 .692 11-3 .786 UAA Title, NCAA First Round
2006-07 20-6 .769 11-3 .786 UAA Title, NCAA First Round
2005-06 15-10 .600 8-6 .571  
2004-05 10-15 .400 6-8 .429  
2003-04 12-13 .480 8-6 .571  
2002-03 15-10 .600 11-3 .786  
2001-02 15-10 .600 10-4 .714  
2000-01 24-4 .857 14-1 .933 UAA Title, NCAA Quarterfinals
1999-2000 23-4 .852 15-0 1.000 UAA Title, NCAA Round of 16

Totals

270-187

.591

158-96

.622

18 years