Brian Leahy
Brian Leahy

Brian Leahy is known as the "Godfather of Boston State College Football". Following a two-year football career at Boston College Brian joined the United States Marines, and then earned his degree from Boston State College in 1971. In the time he spent with the Warriors, he was the driving force behind the school's football program becoming a reality. Leahy, who was the BSC Student Government President in 1969-70, gained approval from Athletic Director James P. "Gus" Sullivan and the Board of Trustees to begin a football program with entry on the club level for the 1970 season. He raised the funding, solicited players, secured playing fields and developed a schedule, all while leading the team as an offensive lineman. He was named the Captain and Most Valuable Player for the team as well. His vision became a reality the following season when the Warriors were granted NCAA varsity status following his graduation. Leahy also competed as a heavyweight for the 1970-71 wresting squad that finished with an 8-5 record and a second place showing in the New England State College Athletic Conference Tournament. He received his Master's Degree from Boston State as well and in the 30 years before passing away in January of 2009, he was the Retirement Director for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Manager of Mayor Kevin White's Little City Hall in Dorchester, a community activist in Neponset and a legendary Coach in Dorchester youth sports. Known as the" Mayor of Dorchester, he could also be seen making his traditional New Year's Day swim with the L Street Brownies in his beloved Dorchester Bay.