Gerry Kunkel’s intensity, desire, and talent place him among Bartlett High School’s all-time three-sport athletes.
His career included playing football for four years, receiving three letters; basketball for three years, receiving letters each year and captained the team in his junior year; and baseball for three years, receiving letters each year.
In football, he rushed for over 1,000 yards in his senior year and was the sixth leading scorer in Worcester County.
In basketball, he averaged in double figures in points and a like figure in assists.
In baseball, the second baseman and outfielder batted .325 as a junior and senior.
Gerry was a member of the Bartlett Student Council and was the Freshman Class Vice President.
Gerry attended Cushing Academy after graduating from Bartlett and was a three-sport starter in football, basketball, and baseball. He left the basketball team in assists and was named as the most outstanding defensive player. He was also the leading hitter on the Cushing baseball team.
Gerry then went to Southern Connecticut University, where he graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.
While at Southern Connecticut, Gerry was a three-year starter at running back and wide receiver in football. He set three pass receiving records in his senior year. He was honored by the New Haven Gridiron Club as the Southern Connecticut Most Outstanding Player in a game against AIC.
He also played on the college lacrosse team for one year where he led the squad in scoring.
Gerry is a corporate officer of Park ‘N Shop supermarkets. He and his wife Sandra live in Webster. They have two sons, Scott,29 and Lee, 27.