KEVIN H. MC SHERRY ‘79
One of most versatile performers in the history of football at the College, KEVIN MC SHERRY was elected to the Hall of Fame mainly due to his work at offensive guard. At one time or another, however, he had played every position on the field with the exception of quarterback. One of the premier lineman at that level nationally, he was the key to a running game that ended first or second in the New England Collegiate Football Conference in each of his four years.
McSherry was elected a team captain as a senior (1978) and is one of only two offensive lineman (Hall of Famer Jim Grealis in 1981 was the other) to be named the team Most Valuable Player. He served one year as an assistant coach, working with the offensive linemen, in 1979.
As a freshman, he played a major role (at offensive guard) on the 7-2 New England Collegiate Football Conference champion Hounds. That team finished the season ranked No. 2 in the nation and defeated Niagara (27-7) in the first-annual Heritage Bowl game played at Assumption College.
He was named an all-conference performer in each of his four years with the Hounds and and an all-America (National Collegiate Football Association) his final three seasons.
His brothers George (defensive end/linebacker) and Mike (tight end) both played football at the College, while another brother, Brian, was a student assistant.
McSherry also worked in the athletics department during his tenure at the College with intramurals, the equipment manager and sports information director. He was award the prestigious Al Banx Memorial Award for service to the department as a senior (1979).
He is currently an attorney and also serves as the Director of the Naugatuck, CT Basketball Association (since 1982); as General Counsel to the Naugatuck, CT Y.M.C.A., and as an assistant football coach at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, CT He resides in Naugatuck, Connecticut.