Galveston College recently announced 23-year coaching veteran Rome McNary as the Whitecaps new assistant softball coach.
McNary joins the Whitecaps softball program after spending the last 11 years as the head softball coach at Western Texas College in Snyder, Texas.
“Coach McNary brings a wealth of coaching experience at the collegiate level to the Galveston College softball program,” said Galveston College Athletic Director and Head Softball Coach, Kelly Raines. “We are excited to add Coach McNary to our staff and the Galveston College family. His experience will be a great benefit to our student-athletes.”
During two stints at WTC, encompassing 17 seasons, McNary guided the Lady Westerners to 14 Region V West Regional Tournament appearances and one National Tournament appearance (2007), placing seventh. In 2007, WTC was also the NFCA Academic National Champions for softball, finishing with a 3.58 team GPA for the year. Under McNary, WTC had 50 All-Conference players, 20 All-Region players and one All-American. He boasts 45 Academic All-Americans during his tenure at WTC.
“I am excited to be at Galveston College and looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience of the game with the coaching staff and our players,” said Rome. “I have learned a lot over the years and I want to contribute to the success of the Whitecaps softball program.”
Prior to WTC, McNary was the head softball coach at Victoria West High School from 2010-2011. From 2008-2010, he was the head softball coach and varsity football assistant coach at Victoria Memorial High School. At Victoria West, McNary helped guide the team to the area round of the playoffs in 2011. While at Memorial and West, he coached 23 All-District players and one All-State player.
During his first term at WTC, McNary was the head softball coach from 2004-2008 after spending two seasons as an assistant coach from 2003-2004. He began his coaching career as an assistant softball coach at Texas Wesleyan University from 1998-2001.
McNary is a native of Cuero, Texas and graduated from Cuero High School in 1994. After graduation, he attended Ranger College on a football and baseball scholarship. McNary transferred to Texas Wesleyan University where he played baseball, coached and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1999.