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.
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!
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.