Brendan Copes earned 11 varsity letters during his time at Windsor Locks High School. A perennial three-sport performer, he earned a starting role on the soccer team as a freshman under legendary coach Dan Sullivan and later captained the team his junior and senior seasons. As a soccer midfielder, Copes earned All-NCCC honors his junior and senior seasons and was selected as a CIAC All-State and Honorable Mention All-New England performer after his senior season in 1998.
On the basketball court, Copes was a three-year starter for Sullivan and served as captain his junior and senior seasons. As a junior Copes notched 14 points and 10 rebounds a game while being named All-NCCC after the 1996-97 season. During his senior campaign, he tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds and again was named to the all-conference team.
Before he left WLHS Copes earned three varsity letters as a member of the golf team, serving as team captain his junior year. During the spring of 1999, Copes switched from the golf team to the tennis team and earned a silver medal finish in doubles at the NCCC tournament.
After leaving Windsor Locks High, Copes played basketball for Marist College from 2001-2004. Copes started 19 career games and helped the team to a 19-9 record and a National Invitational Tournament berth in 2002. He served as team captain during the 2003-04 season.
Brendan Copes is a versatile, accomplished athlete. Whether he was kicking, shooting or hitting a ball with a club or a racket, Brendan rose to the top; comfortable in any wing of the Athletic Hall of Fame.