Jodie McGarity, Jr.
Head Coach, Varsity Boys, and Varsity Girls
Jodie was raised in San Antonio, TX, and is entering his 20th season as a professional basketball coach, his second at the helm of the Central Texas Saints program. He was able to help the varsity girls team to a Silver Ball at the NCHBC during the program’s first year of existence and saw great improvement in the skill level of both the girls and boys teams.
He was the Austin Royals varsity boys basketball coach for nearly a decade, served as junior varsity head coach for Hyde Park High School and also spent time coaching multiple sports in the Del Valle ISD. He’s consistently coached both girls and boys AAU teams and started his own program, Austin Disciples, last year.
As a player, he was chosen for both the All-City and All-State teams as a senior at Sam Houston High School. This allowed him to become a scholarship athlete at the collegiate level, first for Temple College (Temple, TX), and then for California State – San Bernardino and Huston-Tillotson University. He averaged 20.7 points and 10.6 rebounds during his senior year at HTU and was chosen Big State Conference MVP after recording an astounding 25 double-doubles in 27 games.
He spent his professional career with the Austin Cyclones from 1999-2002, where he was a first-team all-conference each year. After receiving offers to play in Spain and Lebanon, he chose to remain in the Austin area to focus on coaching.
Jodie is married to Mary and has five children. He has also operated Texas Disciples Sports Performance for over 10 years, is a mentor to dozens of youth from around the Austin area and is a huge San Antonio Spurs fan.
Assistant Varsity Boys Coach
Andrew has been both a player and a student of the game for nearly forty years. A three-sport athlete in both high school and college, he has always had a passion for basketball. He truly embraces the belief that not just practice, but “perfect practice makes perfect.” For him, the emphasis is on strong fundamentals and game speed drills that put players in the same types of situations seen during live play. He also enjoys teaching kids proper shooting technique and fine-tuning the mechanics of their shot to fit each individual athlete. If a kid is willing to put in the work, Andrew can help them make drastic improvements in all areas of their game. He has coached from High School ages through Kindergarten in basketball, football, track and soccer in three states.
Andrew is married to Lisa, and they have seven children that they have been homeschooling since 2001. After receiving his BS in Mechanical Engineering, he has worked in manufacturing, been a teacher at both the high school and college level and has now been in IT for over twenty years.
Assistant Varsity Girls Coach
Cheri grew up in the northeast and has been an Austin resident for 25 years. Although she played many sports in high school and college, basketball was always her favorite. She has been coaching elementary through high school-aged teams for the last four years. Cheri is a fervent believer that strong fundamental skills and repetition are the keys to developing strong basketball players. During games, she will usually be found encouraging players on the bench, in both good times and bad, and loves to celebrate improvement with them.
Cheri is married to Michael and they have six children whom she has been homeschooling since 2001. She has a degree in biology with a minor in English.