Hoyas will again look to replace standouts on defense
Hoyas and Crimson kick-off at 12:05 p.m. on Saturday
Camp raised over $100,000 for pediatric brain tumor research
The Hoya football family welcomed its two newest members, Elijah and Jackson, during Saturday ceremony
Hoyas look to keep up winning ways against Red Foxes
Georgetown Football held its banquet to celebrate the 2015 season and the Senior Class of 2016 at the Leavey Center
The Georgetown football program celebrates their 2014 season before playing the annual Blue vs. Gray Spring Scrimmage.
Recruits: (DC, Maryland, Virginia): Howard County
National: Florida, New England
Kevin Doherty begins his fifth season on the Hoya football staff after beginning coaching defensive backs and the special teams units in March 2012.
Doherty helped guide kicker Henry Darmstadter to Second Team All-Patriot League honors after the junior connected on 27-of-27 PAT’s and 9-of-13 on field goals. KR Isaac Ellsworth also posted one of the second best kick return average in GU football history at 22.9 yards per return.
In the defensive backfield, Doherty guided safety Jethro Francois to a strong freshman season, as he earned STATS Division I FCS National Rookie of the Week for his performance at Bucknell, also his first career start.
In 2014, Doherty worked a group of safeties that combined for five interceptions. He also guided Harry McCollum to a strong season as the sophomore averaged 42.7 yards/punt, the single-season mark in program history.
During his time on the Hilltop, Doherty helped guide the Hoyas to third in the Patriot League in pass defense (215.7 yards/gm) in 2012, despite losing three starters in the secondary from the previous season. Under Doherty’s tutelage, CB Jeremy Moore set a career high with five interceptions, while breaking the program’s career record for interception return yardage (318 yards). Punt Returner Kevin Macari, was second in the PL in punt return average (11.5). In addition to his work on the field,
Doherty has helped the football program forge strong relationships in the community. In 2014, he developed the Hoyas relationship with Friends of Jaclyn, organizing the team’s adoption of Elijah Davis and Jackson Dundon during a “Signing Day” ceremony.
Doherty brings 25 years of college coaching experience, last serving as the Assistant Head Coach and defensive backfield coach at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
From 2001 to 2009, Doherty coached defense at Harvard University, beginning as the defensive backfield coach in 2001, where he developed two first-team All-Ivy League selections, before becoming the co-Defensive Coordinator in 2002 when he earned Assistant Coach of the Year honors from the All American Football Foundation. His role expanded once again in 2003 when he was named Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, while also serving as the defensive backfield coach. Under Doherty’s guidance, the defense helped the Crimson to the most successful eight-year span in Ivy League history, winning league championships in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2008.
Prior to Harvard, Doherty spent two seasons at University of Connecticut, , as the defensive backfield coach, earning his first Assistant Coach of the Year honor from the All American Football Foundation.
Doherty spent one season as the Head Coach at St. Francis (Pa.) in Loretto, Pa., after a successful six-year run as the Defensive Coordinator and special teams coordinator at Marist College. In 1997, the Red Foxes led the nation in total defense, allowing 213 yards per game, while setting NCAA records, allowing 39.8 rushing yards per game and 1.24 yards per carry, while allowing just three rushing touchdowns in 1997. Doherty also helped guide the team to a 2004 MAAC Championship.
From 1989-1992, Doherty was the defensive backfield coach and special teams coordinator at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. He also spent the spring of 1989 coaching outside linebackers at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass.
Doherty began his coaching career at Syracuse University under Dick MacPherson from 1987-1989 as a Graduate Assistant Football Coach. In 1987 he helped the Orange to a Sugar Bowl Championship and a 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl Championship.
Doherty earned his Bachelors of Arts from Tufts University in 1987 and obtained his Masters of Science from Syracuse University in 1989.
He lives with his wife, Sue and has three children, son Kevin, Jr., daughters Katherine and Claire and three stepchildren Abagail, Emmanuel and Annie.