Billy McCaffrey

American retired basketball player (born 1971)

Billy McCaffrey
Personal information
Born (1971-05-30) May 30, 1971 (age 53)
Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High schoolAllentown Central Catholic
(Allentown, Pennsylvania)
NBA draft1994: undrafted
PositionPoint guard / shooting guard
Career highlights and awards

Billy McCaffrey (born May 30, 1971) is an American former basketball player. He is also the former interim head coach at St. Bonaventure University.[1]

Basketball career

McCaffrey attended Allentown Central Catholic High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where he played in the 1989 McDonald's All-American Game.

McCaffrey began his college career at Duke University. As a sophomore, he was the team's second leading scorer during its 1991 NCAA championship season. He scored 16 points in the 1991 title game win over Kansas. McCaffrey then sat out the 1991–92 season as he transferred to Vanderbilt University.

As a Commodore, McCaffrey was named a two-time All-American. A 6'3" shooting guard, he averaged 20.6 points in both his seasons at Vanderbilt, leading the school to a high national ranking of number 5, an SEC regular season title with a 14–2 record, and number 3 regional seed in the 1993 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament where Vanderbilt lost in the Sweet 16s to Temple. His 20.6-point average and .464 three-point field goal percentage ranks second all time in school history, and he is first in career free throw percentage at 88%. He also holds the Vanderbilt record for most assists in a game, 14, recorded January 13, 1993 against Kentucky. He shared SEC Player of the Year honors with Jamal Mashburn in 1993.

Following his college career, he went on to play five seasons of professional basketball in Italy, Germany and Australia. He played the 1996 season with the South East Melbourne Magic of the NBL.

Coaching career

McCaffrey was an assistant coach with St. Bonaventure University from 2001 to 2003 under his coach as a senior at Vanderbilt, Jan van Breda Kolff, and interim head coach in 2003 but he never coached a game. He was a University of Maine assistant coach for the 2003–04 season.[2]

Personal life

McCaffrey's older brother Ed is a former star American football wide receiver for the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos where he won three Super Bowls. He was also a standout athlete at Allentown Central Catholic High School and Stanford University. His nephews are Max, Christian, Dylan, and Luke.


  1. ^ Norwood, Robyn (March 10, 2003). "Bonnies' Problems Mount". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 2, 2009.
  2. ^ "Ex-Bonnies Coach Joins Maine Staff". The New York Times. July 9, 2003. Retrieved January 2, 2009.

External links

  • St. Bonaventure coaching profile
  • Duke statistics
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Duke Blue Devils men's basketball 1990–91 NCAA champions
Head coach
Mike Krzyzewski
Assistant coaches
Tommy Amaker
Jay Bilas
Mike Brey
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Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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South East Melbourne Magic 1996 NBL Champions