OSWEGO, NY – Kevin Ahern has been elevated to interim head softball coach by Oswego State. Ahern fills the vacancy after serving as an assistant coach for the past four seasons.
A Fulton native, Ahern graduated from Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies with a minor in coaching in May of 1989.
Ahern continued his education by completing a second degree, a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education, at the college at Brockport in May of 2000. He then earned a Master of Science degree in adapted physical education at the State University of New York at Cortland in 2006.
As an undergraduate at Oswego, Ahern played four years for the Lakers’ men’s ice hockey program, serving as captain in 1986. That same season, his senior year, Ahern earned All-SUNYAC Second Team honors.
Following graduation, Ahern became a coach in Oswego’s minor hockey ranks and has since coached at every level of the program. Internationally, Ahern served as a player-coach for the Enscheda Lions hockey club in Holland for a year (1986-87). He has 26 years of experience as a USA hockey coach and 10 years as a volunteer assistant coach for the Oswego State men’s ice hockey team.
In 2004, he became the founder, director and head coach of the Oswego Lady Lightning hockey program, which he has helped develop over the past 10 years.
Ahern also served on the New York State Section III Ice Hockey Committee from 2001-2008. Since 2009, he has served as the coach of the Syracuse Renegades AAA softball team.
Ahern is a physical education teacher in the Fulton School District, where he has worked for 11 years.
Along with his tenure in the school district, he has been in control of the varsity hockey program for a total of 13 seasons.
Ahern currently resides in Oswego with his wife, Darcy, and their two children, Megan and Cammi.