PITTSBURGH (KDKA 93-7 The Fan)- The United States sled hockey team won gold at the Paralympics in Sochi. A member of that team was Daniel McCoy, a Pittsburgh native and a student at the University of Pittsburgh.
McCoy told Tab Douglas and Stacy Kauffman that despite numerous achievements in sled hockey, the gold medal takes the cake.READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After Woman Killed, Man Injured In Kennedy Twp. Shooting
“It’s the biggest achievement of my career,” McCoy said. “It’s been a goal for me for such a long time that finally having achieved it, it’s pretty surreal. It still hasn’t hit me totally what really happened.”
McCoy attended the Pens-Lightning game on Saturday, where he was recognized. McCoy said that he’s still getting used to all of the attention.READ MORE: Police Searching For 65-Year-Old Missing Man Nicholas Ciccone Last Seen Around Coraopolis
“A lot of people were coming up to me in the game and saying that how much of an inspiration everything I was doing was,” McCoy said. “I really didn’t see it as that. I just see it as just me playing a sport that I love and giving it my all. It’s great to have the support of everyone.”