A bright tactician and keen recruiting talent, assistant coach C.B. McGrath is in his 11th year at North Carolina and his 15th season as a member of Roy Williams' staff. McGrath was a team captain in 1997-98 at Kansas and lettered in four seasons as a point guard under Williams.
In addition to his recruiting, bench and scouting duties, McGrath oversees the team's coaches clinic and its autographed basketball program, donating money annually to local charities. He previously has served as the head coach of the UNC junior varsity program for five seasons.
Initially a walk-on, McGrath earned a scholarship prior to the start of his freshman season at Kansas. He was the top reserve behind first-team All-America Jacque Vaughn in 1994-95 and Ryan Robertson as a senior. The Jayhawks were a perfect 58-0 at Allen Fieldhouse in McGrath's career. In 1997-98 McGrath was a tri-captain. McGrath roomed with former Tar Heel assistant and second-year UAB head coach Jerod Haase.
McGrath played in 112 career games, scored 82 points, had 113 assists and 35 steals. He had a better than 2:1 assist to turnover ratio, including 61 assists and just 24 turnovers as a senior. His first basket as a freshman came on a three-pointer at NC State's Reynolds Coliseum.
He was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection.
Colin Bryan (C.B.) McGrath was born Nov. 21, 1975, in Indianapolis, Ind. He is one of 20 members of his family who attended the University of Kansas.
McGrath attended Topeka West High School, where he earned 13 varsity letters in basketball, cross country, track and golf. He was the Kansas High School Player of the Year in basketball as a senior and placed in the top 10 in the state in cross country and golf.
He earned a B.A. in human biology and a master's degree in education. McGrath's wife, Kris, played tennis at KU, where she was the Big 12 Player of the Year. The couple have twin daughters, Kate and Addison, born in 2006. Their son, Hunter, was born in August 2008.