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Coach Jim

Head Coach Jim McNally

Macdonough Hall, U.S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402
(410) 293-5553

Jim McNally started his boxing career at Joe Frazier's boxing gym in Philadelphia. He graduated in 1981 with a B.S. degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania and received a masters degree from Arcadia University. While a student at Lock Haven, McNally started a boxing club and won the Eastern Championship, placed third at nationals and earned All-American honors.

Coach McNally started coaching at Navy in 1986. Prior to coming to Navy, McNally was a teacher in Philadelphia School District and coached boxing at a Police Athletic League gym. While coaching at Navy, his teams have won six national championships and been runner-up ten times. He has coached 49 individual national champions who have won 70 national titles.

He is a Professor in the Physical Education Department. In 2000, McNally was inducted into the Maryland Boxing Hall of Fame. In 2005 he was the recipient of the USNA Superintendent Distinguished Athletic Leadership Award. McNally has been an assistant and head coach for USA national teams. In 2004, he was the head coach for the USA team at the World University Championships in Antalya, Turkey. In October of '14, he was an assistant coach for the USA team competing in the Tammer tournament in Tampere, Finland and in May of '15 he was the head coach for two dual matches against Canada in Regina, Canada.  For 27 years, McNally was also a referee/judge for amateur boxing on all levels including 18 years as an international official. He officiated at 29 international events which included dual matches, 10 world championship tournaments, the '07 Pan Am Games in Rio and the '08 Beijing Olympics.

Assistant Coach Jim Searing

Assistant Coach Jim Searing

(703) 980-5140

Jim Searing is a 1971 graduate of the Naval Academy. He boxed all four years and was a Brigade Champ in 1971. As a midshipman, Searing was the first Regimental Commander and won the leadership award for his graduating class. Searing entered the Marine Corps after graduation. As a Marine, Searing spent time as an artillery, supply, logistics and fiscal officer. He was also a Company Commander.

In 1979, Coach Searing received his MBA from Harvard. Prior to moving into the executive search business where he has been the last twenty years, he was a marketing executive at AT&T. Searing has recently retired as co-owner of his own firm Foster/Searing Ltd.

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