Assistant Coach - Running Backs
Mac McConnell is the longest tenured R-MC football staff member as he is entering his 16th season. McConnell works with the running backs for the Yellow Jackets.
During the 2016 season, McConnell helped sophomore Tre Frederick lead ODAC with 1,387 rushing yards, 138.7 yards on the ground per game and 11 rushing touchdowns. Frederick was named the J. Stokeley Fulton Offensive Player of the Year in the ODAC. The Yellow Jackets were first in the conference in time of possession (35:21) and second in the league with 215.6 rushing yards per contest. R-MC also topped the ODAC in Red Zone Offense, scoring on 85% of its chances (45 of 53). The Yellow Jackets had 26 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing TDs, along with nine field goals.
R-MC was second in the ODAC in rushing offense in 2015 with 214.6 yards per game. The Yellow Jackets also topped the league in time of possession (33:19). Senior John Byrd was third in the conference with 94.3 yards per game on the ground. Byrd was voted to the All-ODAC Second Team.
McConnell mentored John Byrd during the 2014 campaign as the junior running back rushed for 1,162 yards, the 11th 1,000-yard season in program history and fifth in the past eight years. Byrd was second in the ODAC in rushing and third in all-purpose yardage with 133.2 yards per game. Byrd was Second Team All-ODAC and Second Team All-State in 2014.
In 2013, McConnell helped R-MC finish first in the ODAC in time of possession (33:51) and Red Zone Offense Efficiency (.872), while placing second in rushing offense (221.9 ypg) and scoring offense (31.3 ppg).
For 25 years prior to his arrival at Randolph-Macon, McConnell was the head coach at Lee-Davis High School in Mechanicsville, Va., just minutes from the Randolph-Macon campus. His career record with the Confederates was 162-97-4 (62.4%).
McConnell started coaching at Lee-Davis in 1972, and became the defensive coordinator in 1973. He took over as head coach in 1977. In the 1990s, McConnell led his team to five conference championships and seven regional tournament appearances. His 1995 squad went undefeated en route to a Central Region title.
A 1968 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, McConnell was a defensive corner on the Tigers football team. He and his wife, Ann, have two children, Brett and Kim, as well as six grandchildren.
Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers
Former R-MC quarterback Zac Naccarato is in his third season as an assistant football coach in 2017, working with the wide receivers.
A native of Spotsylvania, Va., and a graduate of Riverbend High School, Naccarato was a four-year starter for the Yellow Jackets. He finished his career first on R-MC's career lists with 7,186 passing yards and 59 passing touchdowns. He was second with 824 pass attempts and 542 completions.
During his senior season, Naccarato completed 124 of 209 passes for 1,679 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was the second-leading rusher on the team, averaging 45.1 yards per game on the ground. Naccarato had 92 carries for 451 yards and eight rushing touchdowns.
In his final collegiate contest, Naccarato led the Yellow Jackets to a 24-10 victory at Hampden-Sydney. He completed 13 of 23 passes for 194 yards. Naccarato carried the ball 14 times against the Tigers for 98 yards and a touchdown.
Naccarato and his fellow seniors won three of four games in their careers against Hampden-Sydney.
Naccarato earned a degree in Business and Economics from R-MC in 2015. He is a Senior Coordinator in Payment Operations with Capital One. Naccarato is engaged to former R-MC women's basketball player Lauren Vugteveen '16.
Assistant Coach - Tight Ends
Tyler Noll is in his first season as an assistant coach at R-MC. He will work with the tight ends and serve as video coordinator.
Noll was an assistant coach for the past two seasons at Franklin and Marshall. He was running backs coach and return game coordinator this past year after serving as wide receiver coach two seasons ago. Prior to his time at F&M, Noll was wide receiver coach at Ithaca for two years.
A native of Nazareth, Pa., Noll was a four-year member of the Dickinson College football team. He earned a degree in Policy Management in 2013.
Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
Former Yellow Jacket standout Byron Overstreet is in his fifth season on Pedro Arruza’s coaching staff in 2017, serving as Offensive Run Game Coordinator. Overstreet worked with the Yellow Jackets' offensive line for the past three years after mentoring the defensive ends in 2013. He helped R-MC become the top rushing defense in the conference at 112.6 yards per game in 2013.
Overstreet was a three-time All-ODAC selection on the offensive line for R-MC and played in 38 career games, starting 30 straight contests to conclude his career.
Overstreet was named First-Team All-ODAC following the 2012 season. He helped lead the R-MC running game to 2,143 yards on the ground and an offense that averaged more than 400 yards per game in 2012. R-MC finished second in the ODAC in rushing offense, averaging 214 yards per game during the year. Overstreet, a team captain as a senior, was part of an R-MC offense that averaged 23 first downs per game in 2012.
A native of Montpeiler, Va., Overstreet majored in environmental studies and minored in both biology and religious studies at R-MC. He was a Dean's Award and Presidential Scholarship recipient.
Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
Xavier Strothers is in his first year as an assistant coach with the Yellow Jackets.
Strothers was a four-year letter-winner for R-MC. For the past two seasons, he was All-ODAC First Team and All-South Region Team as a defensive lineman.
During his time at R-MC, Strothers was a mentor at John M. Gandy elementary school. He was an office assistant at R-MC's InterLibrary Loan Office. During January of 2017, Strothers was a database manager at Dixon-Wells Insurance in Richmond, Va.
This past May, Strothers earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from R-MC.