ORLANDO, Fla. – University of Maryland Director of Athletics Kevin Anderson and wrestling coach Kerry McCoy were two of seven new members inducted into the NACDA/John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation Hall of Fame Wednesday at the James J. Corbett Awards Luncheon at the 49th Annual NACDA Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Anderson is in his fourth year as the director of athletics at Maryland and boasts more than two decades of leadership experience in collegiate athletics. He has also been recognized as a leader nationally as he currently serves on the NACDA Board of Directors and previously served as the organization’s President in 2012-13 and as the chair of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Issues Committee.
Since Anderson’s arrival at Maryland, the Terps have finished among the top 30 in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings in three of his first four years in College Park, including a school-record 17th-place finish during the 2010-11 season.
“I would like to thank NACDA and the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation for this tremendous honor,” Anderson said. “John was a pioneer who paved the way and was a major contributor to collegiate athletics. To be recognized and selected into this prestigious hall of fame is very special and meaningful to me and my family. I take a great deal of pride in working daily to instill the same values John embodied with our student-athletes at the University of Maryland.”
McCoy, a former All-American and Olympic wrestler, became head wrestling coach for the University of Maryland wrestling program in 2009. He has taken the program to new heights, guiding the Terps to four top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships, three ACC titles and coaching seven Terps to 11 All-America honors, while being named ACC Coach of the Year three times.
McCoy was instrumental in the development of two-time 184-pound All-American Jimmy Sheptock, who became Maryland's highest national placer in 45 years when he finished second at the 2014 NCAA Championships.
“It is an amazing honor,” McCoy said. “I’m very excited and truly humbled for this recognition. John McLendon laid a great foundation for all of us to follow in college athletics. I love what I do and just feel very fortunate.”
Anderson and McCoy join Ray Anderson (NFL/Arizona State), Ian Clarke (NBA/Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment), Brisco McPherson (NAIA/ University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma), Donald Remy (NCAA), and Kenny Williams (MLB/Chicago White Sox).
About the John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Program: The John McLendon Minority Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are presented to senior-level minority students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. If you have any questions regarding this program, please visit www.mclendonminorityfoundation.com.