Coach McGrew honored by his alma mater

Photo by Hearne Journalism Department - Coach McGrew and Coach Adams keep an eye on the basketball court.

Laura Chesner
Staff Writer

Coach Broderick McGrew loves doing exactly what he’s doing – mentoring and educating young people. He caught the bug at his Alma Mater, the University of North Texas as part of the Mean Green Football Team. During his time on the team, McGrew broke some records and became a team leader. McGrew was the NCA kick return leader his junior year. He averaged 32.6 yards per kick return and averaged 20 yards a catch. In an away game against Utah State, McGrew had 105 returns – a record that still has not been broken.
It was his coaches and professors that really inspired him. “My time at North Texas laid the foundation for where I am today,” said McGrew. The structure provided by his coaches and the direction provided by those who mentored him helped him “chisel away” at anything that kept him from his dreams. “I am exactly where I wanted to be and doing exactly what I wanted to do when I set out for college,” said McGrew.
Because of his excellent football skills while at North Texas, as well as his excellent academic standing, McGrew has been chosen as a finalist for the North Texas All-Century Football Team. North Texas football program is 100 years old this year and the University has chosen to name the best of the best of it’s football program throughout all 100 years for the All-Century Team. “Just to be considered is an honor,” said McGrew.

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