Jim McCarthy has been named head boys’ basketball coach at Cheshire Academy as announced by the Cheshire Academy athletic department.

“We are excited to announce Jim McCarthy as our new head boys’ basketball coach at Cheshire Academy,” Associate Head of School Dave Dykeman said. “He has tremendous college coaching experience and a proven track record of recruiting high-quality student-athletes. He’s going to be a great fit and we’re looking forward to have him lead Cheshire Academy basketball into the future.”


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McCarthy most recently spent one season as an assistant coach at the University of New Haven. His duties included recruiting, practice planning, player development and opponent scouting. He helped the Chargers to a 17-10 mark, including a trip to the Northeast-10 Conference quarterfinals.
“I’m honored and excited to be named boys’ basketball coach at Cheshire Academy,” McCarthy said. “Cheshire Academy has a proud tradition of combining academic and athletic excellence, and I look forward to working with our student-athletes and campus community to build upon those achievements.”
Prior to coaching at New Haven, McCarthy was on the staff for four seasons at Towson where he was a part of three 20-win seasons. His duties included recruiting, scouting, player development and scheduling. He has also served as an assistant for seven seasons at Northeastern University, three seasons at Yale and two at Williams College.
McCarthy graduated from Hamilton College in 2001 and earned All-UCAA honors in 2000.
He will teach history at Cheshire Academy. McCarthy and his wife, Katie have three children: Nathan, Colin and Hannah. They reside in West Hartford.

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