Maureen “Coach Mo” Sheehan grew up in Janesville, WI. She was a sports activities loving little one, and tried each sport she encountered, however at all times gravitated to the powerful ones. At Craig Excessive Faculty she swam, performed basketball and ran monitor, reaching the Wisconsin State HS Championships in swimming and monitor and discipline. She was inducted into the Janesville Sports activities Corridor of Fame in 1996.
She left Janesville to enroll on the College in Kansas, Class of 1980, the place she swam 4 years for the Jayhawks, was a muti-year Group Captain, and AIAW (pre-NCAA) All-American in relay occasions. Her faculty coach, Gary Kempf, was a robust optimistic affect on her life and choice to develop into a swimming coach.
Coach Mo started her teaching profession in Hutchinson, KS, in the summertime of 1980, previous to scholar instructing at Blue Valley Excessive Faculty in Stanley, KS. Upon finishing her instructing certification, she was employed because the Age Group Coach on the Lake Forest Swim Membership in January 1981.
She continued in that position till the autumn of 1984 when she turned the LFSC Head Coach after then Coach John Leonard turned the Government Director of the American Swim Coaches Affiliation. Coach Sheehan retired in 2018 after 38 years with the Lake Forest Swim Membership.
Over the span of her teaching profession Coach Sheehan was the developmental Senior Membership Coach for Olympic swimmers together with Conor Dwyer (USA), Matt Grevers (USA), Doug Lennox (Puerto Rico), Michelle Engelsman (Australia), and Kristina Lennox (Puerto Rico). She has had swimmers take part in each US Olympic Trials from 1988 through 2008. In 1986 she was named to the USA Swimming Nationwide Group Coaches Employees.
Coach Sheehan has additionally been a robust volunteer contributor to each USA Swimming and Illinois Swimming. She has been a 3-time Nationwide Group Supervisor, a Nationwide Committee Chair, and LSC Board member and committee chair. In 2002, Illinois Swimming honored Maureen’s contributions with a shock Life Membership to USA Swimming. She was inducted into the Illinois Swimming Corridor of Fame in 2020.
Later in her teaching profession Mo took up golf as a pastime, however ultimately was drawn to golf’s aggressive aspect and was quickly on the trail to nice success. Along with successful many native/regional tournaments, she has certified for 9 USGA Mid-Novice, Public Hyperlinks, and Senior Novice Nationwide Championships. In 2018 she was one in all simply 23 amateurs to play within the Inaugural U.S. Ladies’s Senior Open.
Coach Sheehan was recognized with metastatic lung most cancers (non-smoker) in 2018. Simply 10 months after being recognized with lung most cancers and whereas on steady chemo and immune remedy, Coach Mo certified as medalist for the August 2019 USGA Senior Ladies’s AM Championship.
Coach Mo’s File On Deck
5 Olympic Group Members (developmental years)
1 American File Holder — Kristin MacGregor, 50-meter Breaststroke (SCM), 2000
A number of US Nationwide and Jr Nationwide finalists
2nd Place Group End on the US Jr Nationals
12 Speedo Sectional Group Championships (Mixed, Males, Ladies)
51 Illinois State Group Championships (Mixed, Males, Ladies)
Coach Mo’s File Off The Deck
Named to USA Swimming Nationwide Teaching Employees, 1986
Head Supervisor, SC World Championships, Hong Kong, 1999
Head Supervisor, US Jr Nationwide Group, Montreal, 1997
Supervisor, Three Nation (USA, AUS, CAN) Distance Camp, Hawaii, 1990
Sr Vice-Chair and Committee Chair, Illinois Swimming
USA Swimming Swim-A-Thon Committee Chair
USA Swimming Sr Growth Committee
We’re so honored to have Maureen Sheehan as an inductee within the class of 2021 ISCA Corridor of Fame.