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Al McCarron   |   Head Coach


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Basketball (M): Al McCarron

Coach Al McCarron is in his second year at Ecclesia College, serving his first year as Associate Head Coach. Prior to joining the Royals, McCarron was an assistant at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas and the head fresh/soph. and assistant varsity coach at Neoga High School in Neoga, Illinois.

While at Northwood University McCarron was involved in high school and junior college recruiting, practice design and emphasis, play development, skill development, scheduling, budget decisions, travel arrangements, driving, game day and game duties, strength and conditioning, Dakstats coordinator, study hall monitor, compliance with athletic director, various other duties. McCarron was instrumental in the development of Everett Pleasant who was selected 2nd team all Sooner Athletic Conference and honorable mention All-American NAIA Division I. Everett is now a starter for NCAA Division II Texas A&M Commerce after the closing of Northwood University in Cedar Hill. Northwood also doubled the win total in their second year of existence from 4 to 8 including a win over A&M Commerce NCAA Division II, ranked top ten, close call against NCAA Division I, North Texas, 5 point loss, and wins against 3 top 15 NAIA Division I opponents.

While at Neoga High School McCarron was under Jason Hanson, Coach of the Year, Mattoon Area, and the nephew of legendary Illinois High School Coach Dick Corn. As the head fresh/soph. coach, from 2009-2013, McCarron led the Indians to 2 freshman tournament championships in the Tuscola Fresh/Soph. Tournament while playing only freshman players. McCarron had duties including; coaching 2 games per night, daily practice, practice design, play development, player recommendation to varsity, strength and conditioning, summer camps, fund raising duties, parent conferences, and eligibility. McCarron was also the assistant varsity coach and was instrumental in leading the Indians to only the 3rd regional title in school history. McCarron duties included practice coaching, skill development, game duties, summer camps, strength and conditioning, and various other.

McCarron played collegiate my for NCAA DII at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in Edwardsville, Illinois. He was a 4 year letter winner as a point guard and was named captain his junior and senior years.

McCarron has been married to his wife Tammy for 30 years and has two son’s Jordan, 25 and Kieffer, 23. McCarron knows that his identity is in Jesus Christ and believes the Holy Spirit indwells him each and every day to help others know their identity and fulfill their destiny.