Johns Hopkins Head Coach George Kennedy is being recognized as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine on the CNN Money website. Kennedy is being honored as someone “who will inspire you — some famous, others little known, all of them energizing their followers and making the world better.”
Fortune Magazine’s Geoff Colvin, the Senior Editor-At-Large, credited Kennedy with winning 23 conference titles and 17 top 5 finishes at the NCAA Championships as a team, not including Johns Hopkins’ performance at the NCAA Championships this past weekend.
This past weekend the Johns Hopkins women’s team earned their highest finish at the Division 3 NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, IN, winning every relay. In addition to their fantastic third place finish, swimmer Ana Bogdanovski was named the Swimmer of the Meet and Coach Kennedy was named the 2014 Coach of the Year by the CSCAA.
Coach Kennedy was named the World’s 36th Greatest Leader. Also making the list was TIME Magazines Person of the Year Pope Francis, former President Bill Clinton, the leader of the European Union Angela Merkel, the CEO of Ford Alan Mullaly, the Dalai Lama, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, Angelina Jolie, and many others. Mike Krzyzewski (Duke Men’s Basketball Coach), Gregg Popovich (San Antoni Spurs Coach), and Dawn Staley (South Carolina Women’s Basketball Coach) were the only other coaches that made the list, all tying at 20th.