Sean McKenna – Gloucester Catholic
Catcher – 2019
Sean McKenna is a Gloucester Catholic and University of Nebraska graduate whose 1989 high school season was one for the books: first team All-State, All-South Jersey, All-Conference, All-Parochial and All-Gloucester County Times. Posting a .544 batting average, he knocked in 42 runs on 39 hits that included five home runs, 11 doubles and eight triples. His slugging average was 1.041 with a perfect 15 for 15 in stolen bases and did not strike out the entire season.
He capped off 1989 by catching for both the Carpenter Cup championship team from the Olympic/Colonial Conference and finishing behind the plate for Brooklawn’s American Legion State Championship team.
McKenna’s junior year was a head-turner, too. He was first-team All-Conference, All-Parochial and All-Gloucester County Times. His offensive numbers were impressive: .479 batting average with 49 RBIs and 40 hits including, eight home runs and 10 doubles. Six of those hits were game winners. He was again a perfect 10 for 10 stealing bases. During the summer, he caught and played outfield for the 1988 Brooklawn American Legion State Championship team.
A four-year starter at the University of Nebraska, McKenna batted .301, was a three-time Academic All-Big 10 Conference and a member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Upon graduation, he joined the West Deptford Police Department and now serves as its Chief of Police. He found time to coach at West Deptford, first as an assistant from 1995-’97. He assumed the head coaching reigns in 2000, collecting 125 victories through 2006 with a .700 winning percentage.