GILBERT, Ariz. — Catherine "Cathy" Neary McGuirk, long-time head coach of the Branford High School field hockey team, will be inducted into the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Hall of Fame this year.
"Cathy McGuirk brings an outstanding 41-year coaching career at Branford High School. She recorded 558 career wins and 10 state championships making her one of the premier high school coaches," noted NFHCA First Vice-President and Chair of the Hall of Fame and Awards Committee, Julie Ryan. "We are thrilled to recognize Cathy's contributions over the last four decades."
"The phone call from Marybeth was surprising," McGuirk commented on learning about her induction from NFHCA President, Marybeth Freeman. "I have been an NFHCA member for a long time — I did whatever I could do for my players — so I know the caliber of people I am joining in the Hall of Fame and to be counted among them is an honor. I never thought I would be included, and I am very humbled to be a part of such a prestigious group."
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