What does the love of football and being a Sea Tow captain have in common? For Captain Chris “Mac” McCarthy of Newport Beach / Los Angeles, it’s the opportunity to bring the two worlds together each week as a coach of his son’s flag football team.
Captain Mac has had a love for football all his life and has now passed the same love down to his two sons, Connor and Colin. His energy and enthusiasm is seen each Sunday as he cheers on his favorite team the New England Patriots. Captain Mac and his sons became so bonded over the love for the sport that he is now the assistant coach for his oldest son’s flag football team.
The connection Captain Mac has with his football team is the same that can be seen with his Sea Tow crew. The correlation between being a coach and a captain is that of teamwork. At the end of the day, on or off the field, every action calls for a timely response and one often needs to make sacrifices to better his crew.
Lessons can be learned anywhere; young teenage boys learn the importance of being humble even after scoring the game-winning touchdown and the same goes for his Sea Tow team. Captain Mac said, “People try and portray us as heroes, but saving lives is something we do every day. We do our work with pride and will not boast over our duties.”
Captain Mac started his Sea Tow career in Boston and has more than 25 years of boating experience. He has been the manager and owner of Sea Tow Newport Beach/LA since 2004. He is also celebrating his fifth year acquiring Sea Tow Lake Havasu. When the Captain is not maintaining any boats for the day and there is no football to be watched, he enjoys taking his sons to explore Universal Studios.