A talented recruiter and tactician, assistant coach C.B. McGrath is in his 13th year at North Carolina and his 17th 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 coaching and scouting duties, McGrath oversees the team’s coaches clinics and its autographed basketball program, donating money annually to local charities. In 2014-15 he will serve as head coach of the UNC junior varsity team for a sixth season.
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 his career. In 97-98 McGrath was a team tri-captain.
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. 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 is a native of 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, and a son, Hunter.