Name: Shawn McNamara
Teaching position: History Teacher
Coaching Position & Experience: Football Coach
Favorite Scripture: TBD
Coach McNamara teaches World History, United States History, and AP American Government.
With almost 30 years of coaching experience, Coach McNamara begins his fourth-year teaching and coaching at Our Lady of Mercy. “Coach Mac” is the offensive line coach for the Mercy football team and in the spring, he coaches golf.
Coach McNamara is a graduate of Penn State where he played football during the 1979-1980 season. After a career ending knee injury, he became an assistant strength and offensive line coach at Penn State. He was a member of the coaching staff for the 1982 National Championship team.
In 1985 Coach McNamara became the head strength and conditioning coach at Adelphi University in Garden City New York. In 1987 he became the strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Tech.
From there Coach McNamara spent several years working in the private sector until he came to Georgia and became a member the football coaching staff at Luella High School in Henry County. From there Coach McNamara would join the football and lacrosse coaching staff at Blessed Trinity and Riverwood High School. He joined the Mercy football staff in 2018.
Coach Mac has three daughters: Erin, Katie, and Kellie.