Football: Sheahan coached through father's illness

Mike Koreen, who's done a bang-up job in his first few months as Kingston Whig-Standard sports editor, reports something about Queen's coach Pat Sheahan that frankly, no one knew about it — he was dealing with his father Joseph's stroke during the season:
" 'He didn't even let the coaches know (about his father).We had to find out on our own accord," offensive co-ordinator Warren Goldie said. 'We encouraged him that some things in life were more important than football and he had to take care of them. He managed it the best he could.

" 'He never took 24 straight hours off. He went down when it first happened and he took morning road trips.... He's definitely a family guy and in the intensity of the regular season, he was able to juggle those things.' " — Kingston Whig-Standard
God grant any of us the strength when we're confronted with that kind of situation.

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