Bradley Cornelius Sheridan ’61

Bradley Cornelius Sheridan ’61 died on February 28, 2005, in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Born on February 27, 1940, in New York City, he prepared for college at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY, and the Canterbury School in New Milford, CT, and became a member of Delta Sigma Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1961, he received a master of arts degree in education from New York University. He was for a year a teacher of mathematics and a coach at Newington (CT) High School and then was a teacher and coach at Swampscott (MA.) High School until 1967. He was a teacher and coach of basketball at North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend, MA, from 1967 to 1969, before joining the faculty at Marblehead (MA) High School as a mathematics teacher and coach; he chaired the mathematics and business departments at the high school for many years. He was honored as the North Shore Basketball Coach of the Year in both 1975 and 1976, the recipient of the 1976 Basketball Officials Board #120 Sportsmanship Award, the Division II Coach of the Year in 1984, and the National High School Coaching Gold Award for Boys Basketball in 1989. He was inducted into the North Shore Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1998. During the summers of 1968 through 1971, he attended the National Science Foundation Institute for Secondary School Teachers of Mathematics at Bowdoin, receiving a master of arts degree in 1971. A member of the U.S. Tennis Association, he competed on the Masters circuit on the national level. He was a member of the Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly and the Beach Club in Swampscott. He is survived by his wife, Frances Fournier Sheridan, whom he married in 1968; two sons, Timothy Sheridan and Peter Sheridan, both of Marblehead; two daughters, Christina Gable of Marblehead and Katie Sheridan ’02 of Portland, who has been assistant coach of women’s soccer and softball at the College; and four grandchildren.