Former Heritage AD Pat Kennedy returning as girls basketball coach

Former Heritage AD Pat Kennedy returning as girls basketball coach

A year after retiring as the athletic director at Heritage High School, Pat Kennedy is officially returning to the school as the head girls basketball coach.

Kennedy was the school’s opening athletic director and led the Huskies for 13 school years.

He started out as the school’s head boys basketball coach and flipped to the girls team ahead of the 2014 season. After a 7-17 record in his first year leading the Lady Huskies, Kennedy’s girls teams never had a losing record.

Head Coach Pat Kennedy of Heritage. Heritage girls basketball team holds off Wakefield in a close conference game 48 to 45 and Alissa Smalls (3) of Heritage gets career 1,000 points tonight on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
(Photo By: Beth Jewell/HighSchoolOT.com)
Head Coach Pat Kennedy of Heritage. Heritage girls basketball team holds off Wakefield in a close conference game 48 to 45 and Alissa Smalls (3) of Heritage gets career 1,000 points tonight on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. (Photo By: Beth Jewell/HighSchoolOT.com)

He won 147 games and lost just 60 as the head coach of the girls’ team. His tenure included a dominant stretch from 2015-2019 that saw Heritage win at least 23 games each year.

Longtime Heritage soccer coach Scott Sloan, who won the school’s lone team championship with his girls soccer team in 2019, is now the AD. The two agreed that it was right for Kennedy to return to the school’s basketball program. Kennedy was a basketball official during his off year.

Heritage’s girls team was led by Jen Shepstead during the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. The Huskies are looking to rebound from their 3-21 finish this winter.

Source: highschoolot.com