Mike McCarthy is an NFL coach for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers will face the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011. EDUinReview will now take a look at the education background of this talented coach and athlete.
McCarthy was born on November 10, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended college at Baker University. He played as a football tight end for the school for two years. He was the senior captain for his football team and helped the school become NAIA Division II runner-ups. McCarthy earned his degree in business administration.
After college, McCarthy went on to coach college football at Fort Hays State from 1987-1988 and then at Pittsburg State from 1989-1992. After five years coaching college football, McCarthy got his foot in the NFL coaching door with the Kansas City Chiefs. He has also coached the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers, in addition to his current position with the Green Bay Packers. He has been the head coach for the Packers since January 2006.
In 2007, McCarthy and the Packers had a very successful season, going 13-3 and winning the NFC Championship. He was named the NFL Alumni’s Coach of the Year and the Motorola NFL Coach of the Year for his coaching skills this year. He also signed on for a five-year extension of his contract in January 2008, raising his salary to $3.4 million each year.
McCarthy and the Packers will face Mike Tomlin and the Steelers at Super Bowl XLV. Who do you think will win?
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