West Virginia's Kevin Brophy (WVU Athletics)


WVU’s Brophy Perseveres Through Devastating Emotional And Physical Pain


Nails have nothing on the Brophy family when it comes to toughness.

In late May of 2019, when West Virginia hosted an NCAA regional at Morgantown, Colleen Brophy was there – same as always — to support her son, third baseman Kevin Brophy.

This time, though, something was different.

Colleen, who had already defeated ovarian cancer twice, took her son to lunch. She wore a baggy sweatshirt, hiding from Kevin the fact that she had a chemotherapy bag strapped to her waist.

“I had no clue,” Brophy said.

Less than three months later, Colleen Brophy — the toughest person in[…]