Michael McCarthy, Plymouth, MA Football Coach

Michael McCarthy

Mike McCarthy



#4 Ranked Coachup Trainer in MA. Bridgewater State University QB Coach. Pro Quarterback (Arena & Overseas). Skill development, Speed, Agility Trainer all ages. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Wide Receiver, Tight End, Running Back, Quarterback, Linebacker, Defensive Back

  • Throwing, Tackling, Route Running, Pass Defense, Footwork, Cutting, Catching, Blocking


  • Bridgewater State University (MA)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Wide Receiver, Tight End, Running Back, Quarterback, Linebacker, Defensive Back

  • Throwing, Tackling, Route Running, Pass Defense, Footwork, Cutting, Catching, Blocking

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More About Coach Michael

Owner of M2 QB Academy

Individual QB coach (2012-Present): Been training since 2012, 1 on 1 and group sessions with various Quarterbacks in New England (all ages) focusing on development of arm strength, accuracy, throwing mechanics, footwork, coverage recognition, base, upper body mechanics, film breakdown, Progressions/reads, conditioning, weight training ETC. Also training Athletes ages 8-25 all around Massachusetts working on skill development, speed, agility, power training etc. Experience working with QB's, RB's, WR's, TE's, LB's, DB's.

Bridgewater State University Quarterbacks Coach (2014- 2018):
Responsible for practice planning, creating and executing practice drills during practice, help with on field play calling, individual film sessions with QB's, coverage recognition, on field coaching, breaking down quarterbacks form and technique, game planning, and weight training. Coached a first team all conference QB/record holder and helped coach team to a conference championship and NCAA Playoff appearance in 2016

Geneva Seahawks, Switzerland (2015):
QB Coach of the Junior Team (Ages 13-18) Responsible for coaching the Quarterbacks of the Flag Football (Ages 8-12) and Elite programs (13-30). Spent time creating and implementing innovative drills, practice plans, and running practice for the Flag and Junior program, learning under Head Coach Kirk Mastromatteo

Martha's Vineyard Regional High School Coaching Clinic (2009-Present):
Helping children and young adults learn the game of football, focusing on values, leadership, and fundamentals. Ages 12-18

Professional (2015-2017):
Starting QB and captain for the New Hampshire Brigade, CANAM professional indoor football league
Starting QB and captain in Switzerland for the Geneva Seahawks under Coach Kirk Mastromatteo (Bethune-Cookman, Norfolk State Offensive Coordinator)(Div.1AA)

College (2010-14):
Freshman QB on Scholarship at Merrimack College (D. II) Coached under John Perry (Houston Texans Coach)
Spent the next four years at Bridgewater State University (D. III)
Started 41 consecutive games at Quarterback for BSU (4 year starter/ every game)
All time career leader in Passing Yards, Total Offense and Completions at BSU
In top 3 all time for every passing, rushing, and touchdown record at BSU
Led team to NCAA Division III playoffs as a junior
Voted Offensive MVP by team (x2)
Tom Cook Award recipient - Most Outstanding Senior player and leader
Compiled 7,478 yards of total offense and 83 touchdowns in 4 years as a starter
3 time Cranberry Bowl MVP (1st ever 3 time award winner in game history)
Voted First team All MASCAC QB as a Senior (2,988 Yds and 35 total TDs in 10 games)
Team-best 988 yards and 17 touchdowns Rushing, while completing 137 of 229 passes for 2,000 yards and 18 scores.(Senior)
Tied for sixth nationally in points responsible for (210 pts.) as a Senior
2x ECAC and 2x MASCAC player of the Week and 6x Noontime Sports honor roll as a Senior
Team Captain
Led team to a 27- 14 record as a starter
2013 All American Bowl All Star Game Participant (Div. 1, 2,& 3)

High school (2005-2009):
3-Year Varsity Starter at Quarterback for Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
Holds 8 school records for passing, rushing and touchdowns
Led team to MIAA Super bowl as a senior
Posted a 27- 5 record as a starter
Mayflower League MVP
Mayflower League All Star
Eastern Massachusetts All Star
Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic- All State
Red Zone player of the year nominee
Team Captain
Shriners All star game participant
Island Cup Hall of Fame Recipient

Training sessions will be 60 minutes long. Training sessions will include various innovative techniques used by top coaches in the nation. Each individual will begin with an evaluation of both physical and mental skills that relate to their position. We will then generate a training program based on the individual's evaluation. The training packet will include: a weight training program, nutrition program, skills development program, and film sessions (Access to a HUDL account) (all based on age level, experience,and need). This packet will be 100 % catered to the needs of the individual. Training sessions will vary due to age, skill level, experience, etc. Each training session will teach athletes how to prepare, train, and execute the art of their positions. I will teach proper values and leadership skills needed to lead a team to victory. I will improve each athletes footwork, explosiveness through plyometrics and innovative hill workouts, speed, leadership, teamwork, and skill development through various drills. I have a passion for giving back to the game of football and feel I have a lot to offer to players of all ages and skill levels.

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Client Reviews

Coach Michael is an outstanding coach! Encouraging, positive, and attentive! Tremendous skill and technical training. He and his coaches made a big impact in one session and we are excited to go back for more!

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Coach McCarthy is top notch!

Coach Michael is a great coach! After only one hour of training with him, I already saw an improvement in my throwing and my technique. I look forward to training with him in the future.

Mike is great! My son loves working with him!

Awesome job - improvement day 1 - we'll be back again and again!!

Coach Michael was excellent, on time, and very professional. He put my sons sessions together got right to work for the full hour and taught them so much so fast. He has next level techniques, a great process, and good patience and structure. My sons loved the session and were very impressed by his help and resume. The one on one session gave the confidence and time to correct and understand the drills and reasons why. AN UNBELIEVABLE EXPERIENCE for me and them !!!!

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Lincoln finds Micheal to be very thorough in his sessions and make the best use of the time frame, even in just an hour he feels he has learned something. He looks forward to next one

Mike is great. We just started and had one great lesson and we are looking forward to more. Nice guy great trainer and great with kids

Mikey has been a great coach in both one-on-one sessions and in group sessions. He knows exactly what he's doing and has a positive energy at all times. Great coach!!

It has been really great working with coach Mike this summer. He has kept me working hard and keeping focused on improving my game. He has really gotten to know me as an athlete and also as a person. I would definitely recommend him!!

Coach Mike was amazing and my 13 year old is looking forward to more sessions. It can be a tough age to motivate kids and Coach Mike did a great job keeping him focused, engaged and working hard throughout the workout. After attending football camp for 6 years we just needed something different and this was just what we were looking for! Can't say enough about him- highly recommend Coach Mike.

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I have been training with Coach McCarthy for 2 years and he has given me the tools to correct my technique and form on the field to be able to be that elite player. He has definitely made me faster, quicker and stronger both physically and mentally. I can’t thank Coach McCarthy enough for believing in me, when sometimes I didn’t believe in myself. He is someone I don’t only see as “Coach McCarthy”, I see him as a friend. With him being a Motivator and a Leader, he is my definition as a “Dual Threat”! Thank you Coach…………..Cameron Furtado – AHS

Coach Mike McCarthy has done a great job mentoring, coaching, guiding and marketing our son as he prepares for his Senior Season. His expertise, passion and knowledge of the game are second to none! Not only has our son mastered competitive skills, enjoyed intense workouts, BUT he has learned valuable life lessons with Coach McCarthy. Coach McCarthy has a unique ability to relate to the athlete and develop a trusting relationship. This relationship has brought out the confidence in our son to rise to the next level of play. Coach McCarthy has been working with our son now for 2 years and not only do we see Coach McCarthy as our son’s “trainer”, we see Coach McCarthy as our son’s future, a friend, a coach and “our mentor”! Thank you Coach McCarthy for all you have done and continue to do for our son….Jeff & Brenda

Mike is great to work with he listened to our goals. He is easy to work with, encouraging and flexible

Coach Mike has greatly improved my approach to the fundamentals. As a player and coach he knows the position and how to get you to the next level. He guides you through the training and communicates when you're doing something right or if you need to make adjustments. I look forward to continue working with Mike and improving my skill set and then bringing these learned skills to the field. Thanks Coach Mike for giving me that extra edge and assisting me in competing in the collegiate arena.

My son has attended several football camps such as Nike, Pro-Camps, and several others. The one-on-one instruction that Coach Michael has given my son far surpasses all other instruction my son has received. Finding a coach that enjoys coaching, developing your child into a contender, giving them a better vision and understanding for the game is a rarity. I highly recommend Coach Michael

It's just our 1st session but my son has already seemed to have clicked with Michael and he likes him as well. I like his approach and how he translates to what they are doing. So far so Great!! Thanks Michael

Coach Mike made my son feel comfortable and confident right from the beginning of the first session! He's clearly both knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Top notch coach!

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Wonderful Coach!!! I would recommend him to anyone! My son was so comfortable with Mike and worked so hard for him. Every week my son would ask if he could work more and more with him. He learned so much and is completely ready for camp this year. Working with Mike has given him the confidence he needs to succeed this year. All thanks to Mike teaching his skills and encouraging him to focus and work hard at every session.

My 10 year old really responded to Coach McCarthy. After the first session we saw big improvements. He is very knowledgeable and his system of coaching produces results. I highly recommend Coach McCarthy for anyone looking to take their game to the next level.

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I have played under, coached under, and coached with numerous coaches such as Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells, and Pete Carroll during my athletic career, and Mike McCarthy is one of the more competent, more passionate coaches I have seen. I personally saw him in action during camps the last three summers. Additionally, I coach under his brother, Eric, at Georgetown HS, and having met their father, another career football coach, I can surely see the pedigree that runs in this family. Mike would be a great choice for anyone. Max Lane Navy OL 1990-1993 NE Patriots 1994-2000 Georgetown HS, OL/DL Coach
This letter is a reference for Coach Mike McCarthy who our son Cameron has trained with for the past two years. Coach McCarthy is passionate about football and fitness. His philosophy is simple . He stress fundamentals and learning how to play the game the right way and as a result the players he trains meet with success and have a high football IQs . Our son learned how to condition and train in the weight room the right way. Mike helped guide Cam by focusing on his body and the fundamentals. Agility, flexibility, increased multi directional speed and weight training. Cam now has solid foundation skills that will support him thru high school and college. Cam worked both in the weight room and out on the field . Mike created excellent work out plans. He also helped with diet and nutrition planning. During his training sessions Coach McCarthy constantly focused on what Cameron needed . He was always about helping him improve, set goals and measure his accomplishments. He listens and is really easy to talk to . As a parent I found him great to work with. I could send him a note about a concern, perhaps a loss Cam took really hard or that he had an ache or pain. Mike was very responsive. He really cares about the players he works with. Although our son played center and offensive line and will be transitioning to defensive line positions in High School It was really helpful for him to always hear the Quarterback perspective from Coach Mike. It only helped Cam develop his knowledge. Coach McCarthy is an excellent role model , extremely professional highly skilled and I give him our highest recommendation.
Thanks Coach Mike, We have been with Coach Mike for about a year and a half now and he has been the catalyst between my son starting or sitting the bench at a D1 school. From the beginning he has taught solid QB mechanics but more importantly, will invest personally in your child's football career. He knows each students weakness and strengths. Coach taught my son the offensive system that the school ran so when spring training started, my son had a leg up on the competition and started over 5 QBs trying out. There are a lot of coaches out there throwing the NFL name around so they can demand big dollars and your child walks away with nothing learned. Coach Mike is so far from this! Can't really say enough..just book a session and see for yourself. It's all work with him..Worth every penny! Kevin
Coach Mike McCarthy is fantastic. His understanding of what goes in the throwing mechanics of a quarterback is impressive. I was amazed with the velocity and accuracy my son gained in just one session. More impressive was his approach of gaining trust, building confidence and motivating my son from the very start. Since working with Coach McCarthy the confidence my son has gained has been invaluable. His coaching has had a huge impact on my son both athletically and academically. I highly recommend Coach McCarthy and I look forward to continuing my son's quarterback training with him in the future.
When you think of a good Coach you think of someone with the following qualities. Someone who is an excellent Teacher, someone who works and relates well with kids, and someone who is a hard worker. I also feel you need a person of strong moral character, integrity, and someone with strong family values. I feel Michael possesses all of these characteristics and more. Having had the opportunity to coach Michael as a player, as well as work side by side with him as a coach, I feel that I can attest to his abilities as a quality person, a leader, and an excellent teacher. As a player Michael always worked hard, was always well prepared, and willing to adapt on a weekly basis. Another attribute Michael had was his willingness to help others, he always tried to help the younger kids get better. As a coach Michael has done an excellent job in teaching advanced concepts as well as technique to a relatively young group of athletes. Michael was always well organized, highly motivated, and a positive influence on our program. He was always willing to put in the extra time to make sure his players fully understood what was expected of them. When you are looking for a coach you need a person who can work with others, someone of good moral character, and a person with a passion for the job. I feel Michael McCarthy has all these qualities and more.
Please allow this to serve as my strong recommendation for Michael McCarthy, a young man I have had the pleasure of knowing for eight years. I first came to know Mike when he decided to attend and play football at Bridgewater State University. He is from a solid background, has always had a strong work ethic and his sense of self-reliance has always stood out. Even when accepting the most menial of tasks, Mike approached them with attention to detail and a motivation to succeed. As a player for me at Bridgewater State, Mike immediately excelled. His work ethic and attention to detail led him to excel on the field and in the classroom. At the University, we run a complicated offensive system that requires an intelligent and talented quarterback. He has earned the role of starting quarterback his freshman year and led our team to an appearance in the NCAA playoff in 2012. In 2013, Mike broke most of the single season and career passing records at Bridgewater on his way to earning first team all-conference honor. He was able to match his performance as a student, graduating with honors in the same year. Following graduation Mike continued his football career on the Bridgewater coaching staff. He worked as our quarterback coach for three seasons, a position that requires a deep understanding of our offense and ability to lead the leader of our team. Once again Mike excelled in this role and eventually coaching the next quarterback to break several of his records. It is without reservation that I can say that Mike has exceeded expectations at every turn, both as a professional and as a person. I strongly believe that he will continue to rise in this profession. He most definitely will be an asset to your academic and athletic programs as well as your community. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any further questions.
As a football coach at Bridgewater State University, I have had the opportunity to both coach and work with Michael McCarthy. He has been a tremendous student, athlete, and coach for our University. Michael has shown he is a take charge person who is able to constantly thrive no matter the situation. As a coach, Mike demonstrated leadership ability by counseling and preparing our student athletes in many different areas. His advice and encouragement for our student athletes has been a tremendous help. Michael is ready to assume and excel in running his own football program. I feel his determination and ability to create a rapport with people of all ages makes him a dynamic coach and trainer I have been coaching and teaching for well over 17 years, and I have never been around a young teacher-coach like Michael. His work ethic, positive attitude, and passion are what make him different. He always went above and beyond everything asked of him. Michael McCarthy will truly be an asset to you or your child!
Training with Mike has showed me the dedication and determination that he has. Whenever I train with Mike forever how long we are training it is business all the time. The switch gets flipped and for that time no matter if we are in the weight room or field it is 100% go time. Since knowing Mike he has shown me and taught me so much on and off the field. The time that I’ve known him and have trained with him has been great and I look forward to continue to train with him as long as I possibly can. There are so many things that I can say about Mike but the one thing I can tell you is that when working out with him it will be something you won’t regret one second.
Bridgewater Head Coach- Chuck Denune interview with (Noontimesports.com) On the play of quarterback Mike McCarthy: "Since the time he came, he has started for us and has just been (tremendous). He’s a football player, he’s a good man and I am going to miss him (next season). He’s going to finish 1st (in) passing all-time and he’s also the third leading rusher (all time), which includes all the running backs and his total offense is off the charts for our program. He doesn’t miss games, he doesn’t miss practices and he’s so unselfish. He’s an outstanding young man.
I have been very fortunate to be able to train with Mike McCarthy for the past two years. As a great motivator and role model on the field and in the weight room, he was also a phenomenal athlete and someone I aspire to be like. Working with him has greatly increased my knowledge as well as my skill and I am very grateful for that. I highly recommend working with Mike.
I have known Mike McCarthy for the past 5 years, 4 as a player and this past year coaching together at Bridgewater State University. Mike is one of the most talented dual threat quarterbacks I have ever seen play. He has all the tools you would want in a quarterback, he runs with speed and power, has an incredible throwing arm with pin point accuracy, and on top of that all he is a true leader. Mike is a born winner who never stops studying the game, working out in the gym or on the field improving his skills, and motivating others. Not only is Mike an amazing athlete but is one of the greatest guys I know and a real character guy. Mike brings a whole other dimension to any team he plays for. He brings leadership, a play maker, passion, hard work, dedication, and someone who knows every aspect of the game.
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