Dr. McCachren is married to Minnie Alexander (both from the Rocky River Community of Cabarrus County, NC) and they have four children (Renee Jon, Amelia, and Scot) as well as five granddaughters (Kristen, Cari, Emily, Mary, and Julia).
Hoyt contributed to North Carolina’s professional theatre as well. He was Stage Manager at The Lost Colongy in Manteo, NC, designer/technical director at the Tanglewood Barn Theatre in Clemmons, NC, and designer/technical director for Horn in the West in Boone, NC. He toured the U.S. with Godspell for two years in the mid 1980s. He was a member of the organizing committee and the first Board of Directors for Piedmont Players and served three terms on that board. He has also served on the Salisbury Symphony Board. He was active in the Carolina Dramatic Association and served a term as president of the organization. He also served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Theatre Conference and in 1995 he was presented with the prestigious Marian A. Smith Distinguished Career Award by NCTC.
Dr. McCachren is still very much involved in the culture of Catawba College.