Devils' Advocate

  • April 5Follow us on Instagram and Twitter! @hcdevilsadvo

  • May 23Add us on Snapchat! @devils_advo

Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

Mr.+McCabe%2C+former+guidance+counselor+and+long+time+coach+at+Central+was+recently+inducted+into+the+ITCCCA+Hall+of+Fame.+
Mr. McCabe, former guidance counselor and long time coach at Central was recently inducted into the ITCCCA Hall of Fame.

Mr. McCabe, former guidance counselor and long time coach at Central was recently inducted into the ITCCCA Hall of Fame.

Talia Sankari

Talia Sankari

Mr. McCabe, former guidance counselor and long time coach at Central was recently inducted into the ITCCCA Hall of Fame.

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






On Jan. 14 Mark McCabe, Cross Country & Track coach, was inducted into the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association (ITCCCA) Coaches Hall of Fame.

McCabe has spent more than 30 years as a running coach in Illinois, with 22  of those years as a coach at Central. His tenure at Central brought home eight conference, seven regional and three sectional championships.

Despite his successful career, McCabe still believes that the true thrill of coaching lies in the process.

“My favorite moments in coaching are the day to day interactions with athletes, simply doing what I can to help each one of them be the best they can be, both as an athlete and as a person,” Coach McCabe said. “I know firsthand what a profound and meaningful impact coaches can have on their athletes.”

Visit the fitness center after school on a sub zero day in February and witness the team culture that Coach McCabe works so hard to create. One can find his athletes pushing their limits on ellipticals and treadmills, because for them training isn’t an optional activity. He begins every practice with a “quote of the week” to motivate his runners to be the best they can be, but Coach McCabe’s winning culture goes home with his athletes after practice too.

“He always tries to encourage the team to eat better and become healthier by ending practice every day with a conversation about different vegetables or healthy meals he’s been liking lately. The girls are encouraged to share and tips they might have too,” said Olivia Carter, senior.

On joining the ranks of the most legendary and revered coaches in Illinois, McCabe said, “It was pretty humbling to look around the room at the awards induction ceremony and see so many of the coaches that I’ve looked up to over the years there to honor me.”
Coach McCabe retired from his job as a guidance counselor last year, but will continue coaching Girls’ Track & XC. He is currently leading his athletes through winter training building up to the first indoor track meet in February.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Comment




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Lacrosse

    Boys varsity lacrosse team prepares to face LT

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Badminton

    Badminton team places high at Invite and Birdie Bash

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Rugby

    Rugby club revives the sport for girls

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Girls' Soccer

    Girls soccer team maintains winning streak

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Baseball

    Baseball team travels to Kentucky

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Sports

    Students and faculty recap March Madness

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Boys' Volleyball

    Boys varsity volleyball beats Metea Valley for first win

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Boys' Tennis

    Boys varsity tennis team introduces star freshmen players

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Sports

    Boys varsity track and field takes third at conference

  • Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame

    Gallery

    Boys varsity lacrosse team wins home opener

The news site of Hinsdale Central High School
Coach McCabe inducted into ITCCCA Hall of Fame