Mike McRae

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Mike McRae

Biographical Information[edit]

Mike McRae has been a college coach.

McRae played goalie in hockey during college. He was the first head coach in Brock University history, then was assistant at Niagara University in 1996-1997 and Winthrop University in 1997-1998. He coached for Canada in the 1996 World Junior Championship and 1997 World Junior Championship. From 1998-2001, he was pitching coach at the University of Maine. He was head coach at Niagara from 2002-2004, setting school records for wins in both 2003 (26) and 2004 (27). He was 65-86 at Niagara and was the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2003.

Mike became head coach of Canisius College in 2005; in 2006, one of his players was John Axford. Canisius improved from 20-35 in 2007 to over 40 wins, the second-biggest improvement in the NCAA since 1998. Canisius was 25-6 on the road in 2008, one of the best records in the nation. The school also won its first postseason game ever. He was named MAAC Coach of the Year, becoming the first coach to win the conference's award at two different schools. The team was 36-22 in 2009 then topped 35 wins again in 2010, again taking Coach of the Year honors.

McRae stayed at Canisius through 2017, then moved to Virginia Commonwealth University as an assistant in 2018. After 4 years at VCU, McRae became head coach at College of William & Mary in 2022, going 90-74 in three seasons there.

Source: Canisius bio