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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Sean Leary

Class of 1984

Within the last five years, Bill Belichek wrote a book called "The Education of a Coach." This could have been a book written about Sean Leary and his dad. The third member of the Leary Family to be inducted into the AB Hall of Fame, AB was blessed when Sean acquired all the best traits of his mom Ann and Coach Leary. However, Sean Leary created his own legacy in the annals of AB sports history. A two-sport captain in football and baseball, Sean's leadership, determination and skill sets made all of his teammates better. This DCL and Lowell Sun All-star had 1500 + career passing yards and 13 career touchdown passes, which were school records at the time. These numbers could very well have doubled, due to the fact, that Sean suffered a devastating knee injury halfway through his Junior year. A possessor of great speed before the injury, Sean was not deterred and was the recipient of the State Coaches Association Courage Award. AB football historians will tell you, that prior to Sean's knee injury, he was the best special team player that AB has ever produced. On the diamond, Sean was Hall of Fame Coach Jack Hughes' Jason Veritek - an outstanding defensive catcher with a cannon arm and courage below the belt. Sean complimented his defensive prowess with a .300 career batting average. Sean appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis graduating in 1988. Sean was a defensive back for the Mid-Shipmen, and upon graduation served eight years as a Special Operations Officer, specializing in explosive ordinance disposal and diving. Sean lives in Holden, Mass., with his wife Margaret and 8 children Deirdre, Carly, Edward, Patrick, Seamus, Owen,Malachi and Rileigh. He is currently the General Manager for EduBoston, an International Education Company, based in Boston. Sean served as Head Track Coach at St. Peter Marian for 5 years, and Assistant Football Coach At St. Pete's for 4 years. Sean's most memorable AB moments was having the opportunity to be around his dad as much as he did. He truly values and cherishes those memories.

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