CHESHIRE — What goes around is coming around for the Cheshire boys swim team
On Thursday, Cheshire athletic director Steve Trifone announced that Megan McGorry stepped down as the boys swim coach and former coach Kevin Reeder is returning.
“Kevin was the coach of our swim and dive team for four years,” Trifone said. “He left his position as coach last year due to work constraints. But we are lucky that his current position at work will allow him to return and lead our team.
“Megan McGorry became coach when Kevin stepped down. Megan did it only for one year but because of a job change she had to step down. She also did a great job last year with the team, finishing second in the league (SCC).”
Reeder stepped down prior to last season due to a promotion as a producer at ESPN that required more of his time. In his previous four-year coaching stint at Cheshire, Reeder had a 35-4-1 dual meet record. He set the tone for the team’s success in his first two seasons as the team went 20-1 in dual meets.
“I took on a new assignment as a manager on SC (Sports Center) at ESPN and it is a night shift,” Reeder said. “This will allow me to run practice and then go straight from there to work. I also won’t be traveling with my new job which will allow me to be with the kids all the time.
“Once a coach always a coach, I definitely missed it. Megan did a great job with the team last year and we have a strong team returning with great leadership. From what I saw last year, I would expect big things from this team.”
Reeder was named Register All-Area boys swim coach of the year his first two seasons.
“Kevin was a YMCA National Finalist and captain of his college swim team at Providence College,” Trifone said. “He brings with him personal experience and a wealth of coaching experience from his time coaching the Southington Stingrays and Cheshire High.”