Carroll McCray
Current position
TitleHead coach
ConferenceBig South
Biographical details
Alma materGardner–Webb University
Playing career
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Appalachian State (GA)
Appalachian State (ILB)
South Carolina (Asst.)
Samford (OL)
Mississippi State (OL)
Austin Peay
Furman (OL)
Mercer (OL)
North Greenville
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

Carroll McCray is the head football coach at Gardner–Webb University. He was previously the head coach at Austin Peay State University from 2003 through 2006 and at North Greenville University in 2012.

After serving as an assistant coach at various schools for nearly two decades, on January 21, 2003, McCray was hired as the head coach at Austin Peay State University.[1] On February 19, 2007, he resigned as the Governors' head coach and days later was introduced as the new offensive line coach at Furman.[2][3] During his four-year tenure with the Governors, McCray had an overall record of 11 wins and 33 losses (11–33).[4]

McCray stayed at Furman through the 201 season, and followed Bobby Lamb to Mercer to serve as offensive line coach with the Bears for the 2001 season.[5] On January 18, 2012, McCray was hired by North Greenville to succeed Jamey Chadwell as the head coach of the Crusaders.[5] He was hired in January 2013 to serve as head coach of his alma mater, Gardner–Webb University after his only season at North Greenville.[6]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Austin Peay Governors (Pioneer Football League) (2003–2005)
2003 Austin Peay 4–7 1–2 T–2nd (South)
2004 Austin Peay 2–9 1–2 T–2nd (South)
2005 Austin Peay 2–9 0–3 4th (South)
Austin Peay Governors (FCS Independent) (2006)
2006 Austin Peay 3–8
Austin Peay: 11–33
North Greenville Crusaders (Division II Independent) (2012)
2012 North Greenville 5–6
North Greenville: 5–6
Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs (Big South Conference) (2013–present)
2013 Gardner–Webb 0–0 0–0
Gardner–Webb: 5–6
Total: 16–39
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title


  1. Organ, Mike (January 21, 2003). "McCray will be new Peay coach". The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee): p. C2.
  2. "McCray resigns as Austin Peay coach". The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee): p. C2. February 20, 2007.
  3. Green, Ann (February 21, 2007). "Paladins hire McCray". The Greenville News (Greenville, South Carolina): p. C1.
  4. DeLassus, David. "Carroll McCray Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lough, Michael A. (January 18, 2012). "Mercer football assistant lands head coaching job". The Telegraph (Macon, Georgia). Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  6. "North Greenville football coach McCray leaves for Gardner-Webb". The Greenville News (Greenville, South Carolina: January 28, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013.

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