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Dave McRae
2018 Black Team/8th Grade
​2017 Black Team/9th Grade

Dave McRae
2014 Head Coach
2017 Black/9th Grade
2018 Black/8th Grade

Coaching Experience:  Since 1998, Coach Dave McRae has been coaching girls’ basketball at the high school, AAU, Select and recreational levels as follows: 


High School 

·         2006-Present.  Head Coach JV Girls Basketball, Annandale High School 

·         2006-Present.  Assistant Varsity Coach, Annandale High School 

·         2005-2006.  Head coach Freshman Girls Basketball, Annandale High School 


AAU Coaching 

·         Fall 2010-Present. Head Coach, Matrix AAU Basketball 

·         2003-2009. Head coach, Potomac Valley Vogues Girls AAU Basketball 

·         Career AAU coaching record (2003-2009):  223-137 


Select:  Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (“FCYBL”) 

·         2001- present. BRYC Girls’ Head Coach in FCYBL Division 1; have coached 3 different age groups in FCYBL.    

·         Most Valuable Coach Award.  Voted MVC three times by coaches for the following seasons:  2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2008-2009 

·         Career FCYBL coaching record (2001-2010):  135-78 


Recreational League 

·         1998-2000.  ABGC (Annandale) Head Coach Girls House Basketball 


Coaching Philosophy:  Coach McRae’s philosophy in coaching has always been to improve players’ fundamentals and basketball knowledge/skills.  Dave focuses on drill work and learning game situations to achieve these objectives.   


The better a player’s fundamentals and skill work is, the better a player will be.  In the end if you improve the fundamentals and skill work of your team, your team will be better.  


Players do not stand around at a Coach McRae practice.  Practices are very structured and planned out in advance.  Players will get in great physical condition from Coach McRae’s practices.  Once a team gets in condition, the team has more time for drill work/basketball and they can spend less on conditioning.   


One of Coach McRae’s key objectives is to get his players ready to play in high school and beyond. 


Personal Background:  Coach McRae lives in Springfield with his wife Leah, who works for the Fairfax County Public Schools.  They have two daughters, Dana and Jenna, both of which graduated from Annandale High School.   


Dana is a Grad Student at James Madison University, majoring in education.  Jenna is a Junior at the University of Mary Washington, major undecided, and she also plays for UMW Women's basketball team. 


Dave grew up in West Springfield, having moved there in 1963 from Neptune, NJ; both of his parents grew up in Washington DC.  Coach McRae graduated from West Springfield High School in 1978.  Dave has worked for Giant foods since 1983 and he is currently the Meat Manager of Annandale Giant Food.   


Coach McRae may be reached at by e-mail at or by phone at 703.314.9775. 





Detailed Coaching History 



Recreational/House League: 

ABGC Head Coach                                                                                        1998-2000 


Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (“FCYBL”): 

BRYC Select County Coach-Fairfax County Youth Basketball League            2001-present 

            3-FCYBL Most Valuable Coach Award-Voted by coaches                   

            2001-2002/ 2005-2006/ 2008-2009 


2009-2010 U-12 Div. 1 Record:18-5 - 4th Place Regular season, 

           BRYC Thanksgiving Tournament u-13/14 Div. 2 Champions, 

           BRYC Holiday Tournament U-13/14 Div. 2 Champions 

2008-2009 U-11 Div. 1 Record:18-8 - 3rd Place Regular season. 

           BRYC Thanksgiving Tournament u-12 Div. 2 Champions, 

           BRYC Holiday Tournament u-12-Div. 2 Champions 

2007-2008 U-10 Div. 1 Record:12-12- 5th Place Regular season 

2006-2007 U-13/14 Div. 1  Record: 18-6, 2nd Place Regular Season 

          BRYC Thanksgiving Tournament Champions 

2005-2006 U-12 Div. 1 Record: 22-2  Regular FCYBL Champions 

           2nd Place FCYBL Tournament 

          BRYC Thanksgiving Tournament Champions 

2004-2005 U-11 Div. 1  Record:5-17 

2003-2004 U-13/14 Div. 1 Record:12-12 

2002-2003 U-12 Div. 1 Record: 6-15 

2001-2002 U-11 Div. 2 Record: 24-1 -1st place Regular season, 

           FCYBL tournament Champs, 

           BRYC Thanksgiving Tournament champs, 

           Fairfax Stars Holiday Tournament 2nd place (Div. 1) 


FCYBL Select Record to Date: 135-78   


AAU Basketball: 

Potomac Valley Vogues Girls AAU Basketball Club                              2003-2009      

VOGUES National D-1 11U Team Head Coach                                                   2009 

            Record: 28-20 Finished 4th in Potomac Valley D-1 Qualifier 

            Finished 3rd Place D-2 Nationals Classic Bracket 


VOGUES Head Regional D-2 Team Coach                                       2003-2008 

            Record:  195-117 

          Potomac Valley Dist Qualifier - 2nd place                                                    2005-2008 

            Played in D-2 national Tournament                                                            2005-2008 

            Best Finish: 19th place 


Matrix AAU Girls Basketball Club                                                                         2011- 


AAU Record To Date: 223-137 


High School Coaching: 

Girls Freshman Head Coach - Annandale High School             2005-2006 

            Record: 3-11 


Girls JV Head Coach - Annandale High School               2006-Present 


                   2009-2010: 14-0  Patriot Dist. JV Champions 

                        2008-2009: 7-9 

                   2007-2008: 11-5 

                   2006-2007: 9-7 

          JV Record to Date: 41-21 


Total Career Record to Date: 402-247 





Last Updated:  December 1, 2010.