Sheehy to be in Hall of Fame
The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Pardee Aquatics Center announced that Kathy “Gubba” Sheehy is one of six members to be inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame, class of 2010.
Sheehy is head coach of the San Dieguito SeaWolves Water Polo Team at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and the head coach for La Costa Canyon High School girls water polo team.
Sheehy, who was among the top women’s water polo players of the 1990s, parlayed an outstanding collegiate career at San Diego State University to a berth on the Women’s National Team. While playing for team USA, Sheehy was part of the first women’s water polo squad to play in the Olympic Games, earning a silver medal in 2000 in Sydney, Australia. She remains devoted to the sport, competing on the club level with the New York Athletic Club and Old Mission Beach Aquatic Club. She has also served in a variety of coaching roles, most recently as head coach of the USA Women’s Senior National “B” Team.