|Title:||Assistant Men's Basketball Coach|
David McGreal is in his third season as assistant coach for the Panthers. McGreal is also an admission counselor for the college. He joined the Panthers' coaching staff after working as the assistant men's basketball coach at Roane State (Tenn.) Community College.
McGreal came to LaGrange with a
wealth of basketball knowledge and experience. As a player, McGreal
had a successful high school career at Rockledge High School in
Rockledge, Fla. He still holds school records for three-point
shots made in a season, game and career. McGreal then took
his talents to Maryville (Tenn.) College.
At Maryville, McGreal contributed to two NCAA Division III national tournament teams in his four-year career. He played all three guard positions under head coach Randy Lambert. As a senior, McGreal was named team captain and received the Kenyon Lacey Coaches Award for his dedication and commitment to the men’s basketball program at Maryville.
McGreal began coaching as a volunteer assistant coach at Maryville for the 2001-02 season. Maryville finished the season 25-4 and earned a trip to the NCAA Division III tournament and a berth in the Sweet Sixteen.
After the season, McGreal returned to Rockledge as the head coach. In his third year, McGreal was named the FACA District 13 Coach of the Year after leading Rockledge to its first winning season in seven years, assisted by current LaGrange College head coach Kendal Wallace. The next season McGreal led Rockledge to its first 20 win season in 10 years.
After successfully turning around the program at Rockledge, McGreal went to Gulf Breeze High School in Pensacola, Fla. In his second season, McGreal coached the Dolphins to their first winning season in over 13 years. At Gulf Breeze, McGreal started the Breeze Basketball youth basketball club. The club fielded teams from ages 10 to 17, competing in many AAU and YBOA tournaments.
McGreal returned to the college coaching ranks in 2009 as the assistant at Roane State under head coach Randy Nesbit. Roane State went 33-19 in McGreal’s two seasons there, producing four NCAA Division I transfers, including the first ever NJCAA All-American in the school’s history. In addition to coaching, he was also in charge of intramurals and game promotions.