Aaron McCreary

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Aaron McCreary
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Sport(s) Football, basketball, baseball
Biographical details
Born September 15, 1892
Winchester, California
Alma mater University of Southern California
Playing career
1914 Tempe Normal
1913–1915 Tempe Normal
1914–1915 Tempe Normal
Position(s) Back (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1923–1929 Tempe Normal / Tempe State / Arizona State
1923–1930 Tempe Normal / Tempe State / Arizona State
1931–1940 Arizona State Flagstaff
1924–1926 Tempe Normal / Tempe State
1928 Tempe State
1930–1931 Arizona State
1959 Arizona State Flagstaff
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1923–1930 Tempe/Arizona State Teachers
Head coaching record
Overall 25–17–4 (football)
140–149 (basketball)
22–56–1 (baseball)

Aaron Monroe "Mac" McCreary (September 15, 1892 – ?)[1] was an American football, basketball, and baseball player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Tempe State Teachers College, known at Arizona State Teachers College by 1929 and now called Arizona State University, compiling a career college football record of 25–17–4. McCreary was also the head basketball coach at Tempe/Arizona State Teachers from 1923 to 1930 and at Arizona State Teacher's College of Flagstaff, now Northern Arizona University, amassing a career college basketball record of 140–149. In addition, he coached baseball at Tempe/Arizona State Teachers (1924–1926, 1928, 1930–1931) and at Arizona State Teacher's Flagstaff in 1959, tallying a career college baseball mark of 22–56–1.

McCreary played football, basketball, and baseball at Arizona State, known as Tempe Normal College when he starred on the football team as a back in 1914. He later earned a degree from the University of Arizona.[2] McCreary also coached track and field, skiing, and boxing, and assisted in football at Arizona State Teacher's Flagstaff before retiring in 1963. He is a member of the Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tempe Normal Owls / Tempe State Bulldogs / Arizona State Bulldogs (Independent) (1923–1929)
1923 Tempe Normal 4–2
1924 Tempe Normal 6–1–1
1925 Tempe State 6–2
1926 Tempe State 4–1–1
1927 Tempe State 2–3–1
1928 Tempe State 3–2–1
1929 Arizona State 0–6
Tempe Normal / Tempe State / Arizona State: 25–17–4
Total: 25–17–4


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Eger, Bob (2001). Maroon & Gold: A History of Sun Devil Athletics. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 53. ISBN 1-58261-223-4. Retrieved April 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Arron "Mac" McCleary (Coach, 1931-63)". Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame. Arizona Board of Regents. Retrieved April 4, 2011.