Jeff Cournoyer, Class of 1987, proved to be an outstanding contributor for the Indians in both football and track & field over a three year period.
Jeff lettered in Varsity Football three years. He was chosen as MVP and served as Co-Captain his senior year. He was selected to the Border Conference All Star team in 1985 and 1986 and played in the 1986 District E, Division II Super Bowl game. Jeff was selected to Central Mass. all-stars to play on the South squad in the Shriner’s All Star Football Game at Boston College in June of 1987. As a senior he was selected to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette Super Team at the position of Defensive End.
In Track & Field, Jeff threw the discus, javelin and shot put. He lettered in 1985,’86,’87, serving as Co-Captain his senior year. He was selected as a Border Conference All Star in Track & Field in 1986 and 1987. He competed in two field events at 21 different meets throughout his junior and senior years and Jeff placed 1st fourteen times and 2nd five times during these 21 meets.
In football, Jeff was an outstanding two-way lineman. As an offensive lineman, he was a powerful drive blocker and a devastating puller on both traps and sweeps. On defense, Jeff played the anchor or strong-side end position, which usually placed Jeff at the point-of-attack. He was exceptional at rushing and containing the quarterback. Jeff was the team leader of “tackles for a loss” by a wide margin. As stated by his coach, Rene Langevin, “any coach attempting to build a successful program would absolutely love to start with a player the caliber of Jeff Cournoyer. He was always coachable, and had exceptional physical skills, outstanding hustle, and a total understanding of the team concept.”
It was acknowledged by several sports writers and broadcasters at the Super Bowl game versus Westford that Bartlett High School’s senior tackle and defensive end, Jeff Cournoyer was absolutely outstanding in the 17-14 loss to Westford. He was in on 27 tackles, 18 of them solo, a performance worthy of most valuable player consideration.
Jeff is employed by Charter Communications, resides in Dudley with his family, married to Kathy Kelly, they have two children, Brendon and Kelly.