Pat McCann begins his fourth season coaching receivers with the Aggie football team in 2016 after four seasons as an assistant coach at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.
McCann has menttored a trio of All-Big Sky honorable mention wide receivers through his first three seasons. In 2013, he oversaw the play of Tom Hemmingsen who returned from injury in 2012 to catch 60 passes for 640 yards, Ramon Vargas had 41 catches for 665 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014, and last season he coached Chris Martin to league honors after he caught 46 passes for 658 yards and 5 TDs.
McCann gained extensive experience with the Skyhawks, coaching wide receivers throughout his tenure there before adding special teams duties in 2011 and, subsequently, becoming offensive coordinator for 2012. Stonehill averaged 248.9 passing ypg. last season while receiver John Gomes earned All-Northeast 10 second-team recognition.
Under McCann's direction as special teams coach in 2011, the Skyhawks ranked among the national leaders in kickoff returns while returning two kicks for touchdowns. They had three TD returns on special teams overall.
McCann played collegiate at Western Washington, a former Div. II rival for UC Davis. He was an All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference first-team pick following his senior season in 2008 while also earning All-Super Region 4 third-team accolades. While at College of the Canyons in Southern California, McCann was part of the Cougars' junior college national championship team in 2004.
The Olympia, Wash., native earned his undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science from Western Washington in 2009. He and his wife Andrea are parents of a 6-year-old son, Damian and a two-year-old, Paxton.
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