The American football coach who is the head coach for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL) Sean Michael McDermott is 49 years old and was born on March 21, 1974.
Is Sean McDermott Catholic?
Yes, McDermott is a Catholic and a very devout Christian and has been outspoken about his faith. According to him, his faith in Christ helps him handle responsibility.
“The way my faith has helped us through the preparation, which is so important and I’m so passionate about that, and around my responsibility and my accountability … to our fanbase. There’s a lot of pressure that comes from that. So to balance that all out and not tie me so close to every little result, and particularly the ones that don’t go the way we want them to go, my faith has been a huge balancing mechanism for me and my family,” he said.
McDermott wakes up early for some quiet time with the Lord before his morning workouts in other to him to stay strong in his faith. He also has two fellowship groups he works with, noting that he needs to take care of himself if he’s going to lead others well.
Getting outdoors to fish or go on runs are other ways McDermott says he connects with God.
“There are so many beautiful places around Buffalo to get outside and experience nature and God’s hand really on our lives and everywhere around us, with the woods we have here and the lakes and streams. So yeah, it does allow me alone time more than anything, to just be with my thoughts. Sometimes I love it when I’m having some quiet time or I’m thinking about what God has done in my life, and then the wind will blow — like it normally blows in Buffalo. But I just feel sometimes like that’s God saying, ‘Hey, I’m hearing you, Sean. I’m thankful that you decided to have a conversation with Me too.’”
In leading the Bills, McDermott says he aims to “live out the right sermon,” meaning he wants his actions and example to be God’s message to those around him. He recognizes the platform for Christ he’s been given and doesn’t want to waste it.
“I just always try to yield to His plan, and know that I’m going to do the best job that I can but bigger than wins and losses is the platform that I have,” McDermott said. “That in and of itself is a responsibility, because the last thing I want God to say is, ‘Sean, you squandered one of the biggest platforms.’ So when I got this job, I made a commitment that I wouldn’t do that. So listen, I want to win more than anyone — at least in my mind more than anyone — but I think being able to use this platform the right way is just as, if not more, important.”