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alvin McCoy ’12 spent the entire summer of 2010 looking for an
internship. He calledon the connections of familymembers and friends,
but nevertheless came up empty.
Team Players
Former Marist football players mentor student-athletes on careers.
McKiernan’s mentorship with McCoy is the
result of the newly established football mentoring
program, a creative recruiting tool that benefts
the career development of upperclassman football
players. The program pairs junior and senior
football players like McCoy with mentors like
McKiernan.
“He was a very nice young man who could
articulate his ideas,” McKiernan says of McCoy.
“I was impressed that his parents cared enough
about his education to send him to a good prep
school. He talked about Marist, [how he] liked
it very much, and how he loved playing football
at Marist.”
“It just blew me out the water,” McCoy says.
“I just wanted a foot in the door. He just placed
me in the door.”
For an aspiring fnancial professional, McKi-
ernan’s helpmay have come at just the right time.
“Because of the economic circumstances onWall
PHOTOS: AL NOWAK/ON LOCATION
On Sept. 25, McCoy suited up for Marist’s
third football game of the season. The junior from
the Bronx rushed for two touchdowns, including
a 76-yard TD burst in a 45-29 loss to Morehead
State. Though the two scores marked the frst
of McCoy’s collegiate career, the day would be
remembered for another reason.
After the game, McCoy, a business-fnance
major withminors in economics and philosophy,
was introduced to Thomas “Smokey” McKiernan
’68, one of the founding members of Marist’s
football program. After graduating, McKiernan
became a successful commodities trader, a life
McCoy dreamed of. Thanks to this conversation,
McCoy is spending this summer working for the
Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a fnancial and
commodity derivative exchange.
Left to right, Director of Athletics TimMurray joins football mentoring programparticipants Tommy
Reilly ’12 and his mentor, JimDaly ’72, and Thomas “Smokey” McKiernan ’68 and his mentee, Calvin
McCoy ’12, at the annual spring football game in Tenney Stadium.
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Keeping Up with Marist Graduates