Hawk Item — Also a member of the University of Iowa men’s basketball program, playing for his father, Fran McCaffery.
2020 Honors — Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… named to the Dean’s List for the fall and spring semesters. 2020 — Season canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… did not see any game action.
2019 — Started 22 games — 18 in right field, twice in left field, and once at first base and designated hitter… hit .238 (20-for-84) with three doubles and one home run… tallied his second three-hit game, going 3-for-3 with an RBI in game three against No. 18 UC Irvine (5/5)… went 2-for-4 with a solo home run — the first of his career — in series finale against Nebraska (4/21)… finished 2-for-4 with a double in game two against Rutgers (4/6)… went 3-for-4 with two doubles in his first career start against Cal State Northridge (3/17) on NCAA Basketball Selection Sunday… made his Iowa debut as a pinch-hitter against Cal State Northridge (3/16)… rated as the seventh-best draft prospect in the Big Ten and the 231st-best prospect nationally by D1Baseball.com.
2018 — Redshirted… did not see any game action.
High School — 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American… Perfect Game Central All-Region second team… 2016 Perfect Game Underclass honorable mention… two-time first-team all-state, all-district, and all-conference selection… honorable-mention all-conference as a sophomore… hit .386 with six home runs, 49 RBIs, 11 doubles, 31 walks, and a .513 on-base percentage as a senior… hit .407 with eight home runs, 33 RBIs, 10 doubles, 23 walks, and a .520 on-base percentage as a junior and .289 with two home runs, 25 RBIs, and a .377 on-base percentage as a sophomore… led team to three conference titles, two state runner-up finishes and a third-place finish in 2017… played three years for DiamondDreams Longhorns, playing at ESPN in Florida… also was a two-time first-team all-state basketball player, leading West to two state titles… Des Moines Register Player of the Year and Conference Player of the Year… three-time first-team all-conference… finished as West’s all-time assists leader, second in scoring, and third in rebounds… National Honor Society… academic all-state in basketball and baseball… high school coach was Charlie Stumpff.
Personal — Born July 13, 1998, in South Bend, Indiana… son of Fran and Margaret McCaffery… father is the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Iowa… father played college basketball at Wake Forest and Pennsylvania; mother played at Notre Dame… has three younger siblings, Patrick, Marit, and Jack… majoring in finance.