August 31, 2009

UMW Baseball Coach Tom Sheridan to be Inducted into Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame

University of Mary Washington head baseball coach Tom Sheridan has been selected as a member of the 2009 induction class of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. The Northeast chapter banquet ceremony will take place on October 18, 2009, in Scranton. The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame encompasses four distinct regions and was founded in 1962 to perpetuate the memory of athletes who have brought lasting fame and recognition to the state of Pennsylvania through their athletic achievements.

Sheridan joins such notables as baseball hall of fame umpire Nestor Chylak, NFL hall of famer and 10-time all-pro offensive lineman Mike Munchak, longtime major league catcher and manager Steve O'Neill, NIT commissioner Pete Carlesimo, New York Yankee standout Joe Glenn, boxing hall of famer and former world middleweight champion Billy Soose and two-time female professional bowler of the year Patty Costello.

Sheridan is entering his 23rd year at Mary Washington with a record of 515-227-3. His career winning percentage ranks first among all active NCAA baseball coaches in the state of Virginia with 20 or more years of service and is third all-time in the state. Sheridan has been selected as the Virginia state coach of the year twice and has received conference coach of the year awards 13 times. His teams have participated in NCAA and postseason tournaments 12 times, and the Eagles have been nationally ranked in 16 different seasons.