Coach McGarity is a native of San Antonio, TX, is the CenTex Attack Girls Director. He oversees the entire girls program.
Jodie will tell you that he’s not a flashy Jordan-like player; he just gets the job done. As an undersized small/power forward (6 feet 6 inches), Jodie has powered his way to the professional level of basketball, both as a player and a coach.
As an athlete, Jodie had a huge passion for football growing up, and desired to become a professional football player in the NFL. Things changed for Jodie as he played basketball the first time as a 7th grader in junior high. Jodie continued to participate in both football and basketball until his decision came as a sophomore at Sam Houston High School to commit to basketball only.
Jodie was able to collect All City honors during his 3 year varsity stint as well as 3rd team All State in Texas as a senior. Jodie never seriously thought about college until his was approached by Kirby Johnson of Temple College (Temple, TX), who was the only coach to talk to him personally about playing for them and receiving a free education. Jodie became motivated when hearing a speech from his coach that mentioned that one of his team members would experience professional success in basketball. Jodie was not the one mentioned, which lit a fire inside to prove any doubters wrong.
Jodie’s college accomplishments grew as he matured in the game of basketball. While at Temple College (1994-1996) under Kirby Johnson, Jodie proved to be a reliable role player for the Temple Leopards during his two year commitment to the junior college. Jodie helped the Leopards lead the nation in points per game (113.3) and a national record for most points scored in a game (174 against Granger Junior College). Jodie averaged 13.4 PPG and 6.3 RPG in his two years there.
Temple’s up-tempo style of play allowed Jodie to excel at California State San Bernardino (1996-1997) under Danny Aye. There he became more reliable as a scoring threat, averaging 22.1 PPG and 6.7 RPG. Jodie was sixth in the nation in field goal percentage at 66.4%. After a coaching change at Cal State, Jodie had to transfer to Huston-Tillotson University (1997-1998) under Terrance Littlefield, which is a NAIA school. Jodie made his mark by averaging 20.7 points and 10.6 rebounds his senior year. Jodie was unanimously named Big State Conference MVP and recorded 25 double-doubles out of 27 games.
Jodie’s professional career has led him to play for the Austin Cyclones (semi-professional team) from 1999-2002, where he was selected to First Team all four years of his commitment. Jodie received offers to play in Spain and Lebanon, but chose to stay and coach in order to establish a great relationship with his wife Mary and their five beautiful children. Since January of 2000, Jodie has also been heavily involved in coaching and training athletes, preparing them for life’s challenges. Jodie has coached at Del Valle ISD for four years, coached four AAU teams (girls & boys) and coached the junior varsity team and was the assistant varsity’s coach to Kacey Benson at Hyde Park High School. Jodie is currently the Varsity Coach for Austin Area based Homeschooled Basketball team, the Austin Royals.
Jodie currently is a staff member of a youth and family based non-profit mentoring organization called the STAND Foundation.