Community Spotlight: Sean McMenomy

Community Spotlight: Sean McMenomy

The Benilde-St. Margaret’s community is composed of many caring, uniquely-talented individuals. As a way to learn more about the members who encourage students’ passions outside of the classroom, we’re spotlighting various coaches and activity leaders over the course of the school year! Meet Sean McMenomy, head football coach, junior high learning specialist, and BSM parent.

What is your favorite part about being a coach?
I love being around the kids and creating a program that is supportive of their needs and teaches them the importance of hard work, commitment, and discipline. I love being energized by the kids everyday and having a positive impact in their lives and being someone that they know they can count on in any situation for the rest of their lives.

What are you most looking forward to this season?
I am looking forward to being a part of this amazing community. I have always admired the BSM family, and I am living a dream of being able to teach and coach at the school my father graduated from. Coaching these guys from day one all the way through the season and watching them grow as football players and as a team is always something that I look forward to every year.

When you were a student, in high school and/or college, did you participate in the sport you coach? If yes, do you have a favorite memory from being on a team?
I have played football since the 3rd grade. I played at Rosemount High School and then went on to letter at the University of Minnesota. Some of my favorite memories are the rides on the buses to and from games, locker room talks, and blocking a punt against Northwestern in our Homecoming game in college.

Do you have any advice to give to student-athletes?
Don't fear failure. Attack everything that you do, learn from your losses, and enjoy the experience.

What do you love most about being part of the Red Knight community?
I appreciate the high standard that everyone in our community holds for the kids and their tireless focus on helping our students be the best that they can be. I love the focus that our kids have in academics, athletics, and their role in the community. It is inspiring to be a part of a community that is so focused on the good of the person and developing our kids to be the leaders of tomorrow.