Basketball was the name of the game for Terry.
A 1965 graduate of Lourdes, Terry went on the earn a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Niagara University in 1969, and in 1972 he received a Masters of Science also in Physical Education from Syracuse University.
Terry enjoyed a long and rewarding career in Athletics as a basketball coach at both Harvard University as well at Fairfield University. In 1985 Terry began working as Head Basketball Coach through the United States Basketball League. He coached the Connecticut Colonials as well as the New Haven Skyhawks.
In 1992, Terry was named Executive Director of the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport, CT. The Shehan Center is a non-profit organization that addresses the cultural, educational, recreational, and social needs of young people and their families that are living with moderate to low-incomes.
As Executive Director, Terry has proven to be an effective leader. He successfully introduced seven new events that raised over $500,000.00 annually. He also designed and managed an over one million dollar renovation to the Center.
While continuing his great work at the Shehan Center, in 2012,Terry became Executive Director of the McGivney Community Center, also in Bridgeport, CT. The McGivney Community Center works with young people to foster academic success and self esteem through stimulating and enriching programs.
Terry has received many professional recognition’s from his community. Some of which include the American Diabetes Association Humanitarian Award, Bridgeport Regional Business Council Volunteer of the Year Award, and the Bridgeport Oldtimers Athletic Association Outstanding Sportsman Award. Terry also receive the honor of of being Grand Marshall of the Bridgeport St. Patrick’s Day parade in 2014.