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Peter McCarty

Player Profile
Defensive Ends Coach

Peter McCarty

Defensive Ends

Peter McCarty was named Stanford's defensive ends coach on January 22, 2002. McCarty, who has over 20 years of coaching experience, had previous stops at Georgia Tech, Illinois, Maryland and Syracuse prior to coming to Stanford.

McCarty (born January 12, 1956) was the defensive tackles coach at Georgia Tech in 2001. Along with current Cardinal Associate Head Coach David Kelly, McCarty was on the opposing sidelines when the Cardinal were defeated by Georgia Tech 24-14 in the 2001 Seattle Bowl.

McCarty spent four seasons (1997-2000) as the defensive tackles coach at Illinois under Ron Turner. During his tenure, he helped the Fighting Illini to a victory in the 1999 Micronpc.com Bowl.

Prior to his stint at Illinois, McCarty was the defensive ends and linebackers coach at Maryland for five years (1992-96) under head coach Mark Duffner. McCarty also worked for Duffner as the outside linebackers coach at Holy Cross for five seasons (1986-90)

In 1991, McCarty spent the year as an intern for the New England Patriots.

From 1982-85, McCarty was the defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at American International College.

McCarty began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Bangor High School in Maine. From there, he moved on to become the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Maine Central Institute. He was a graduate assistant under former Georgia Tech head coach George O'Leary at Syracuse in 1980-81.

McCarty was an all-conference linebacker at the University of Massachusetts in 1977. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from UMass in 1978 and a master's degree in physical education from Syracuse in 1982.

A native of Bangor, Maine, McCarty and his wife, Tracy, have two children: Cullen and Jackson.

Coaching Assignments

  • 1978 Bangor HS (Maine) - Assistant Coach
  • 1979-80 Maine Central Institute - Defensive Coordinator/LB
  • 1980-81 Syracuse - Graduate Assistant
  • 1982-85 American International College - Def. Coordinator/ILB
  • 1986-90 Holy Cross - Outside Linebackers
  • 1991 New England Patriots - Intern
  • 1992-96 Maryland - Defensive Ends/Linebackers
  • 1997-00 Illinois - Defensive Tackles
  • 2001 Georgia Tech - Defensive Tackles
  • 2002 Stanford - Defensive Ends

Bowl Experience

  • 1998 Micronpc.com Bowl - Illinois
  • 2001 Seattle Bowl - Georgia Tech

The McCarty File

  • Full Name: William Peter McCarty
  • Hometown: Bangor, Maine
  • High School: Bangor
  • College: Massachusetts, 1978 (B.A., Education)
  • Graduate Degree: Syracuse, 1982 (M.A., Physical Education)
  • Wife: Tracy
  • Children: Cullen, Jackson
  • Playing Experience: LB,
  • UMass, 1974-77
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