Minds to Lead – Hands to Serve – Hearts to Love

Athletics

Philosophy

THE CRUSADER PHILOSOPHY  

We believe strongly in the ideal of “Pursuing Victory with Honor.” The commitment to hard work, dedication to the team, respect for all, and good sportsmanship are cornerstones of our athletics program. All Austin Catholic High School coaches, players, parents, and fans are expected to display these qualities at all times. Crusader Athletics is guided by the belief that faith and community must come first and that participation in athletics must be accompanied by excellence in the classroom.  Our athletic program also believes in the value of competition and the life lessons that are learned as a result of participation in a competitive program.   

The goal of our athletics program is for all scholar-athletes to develop life skills that include: the ability to work with others effectively, the ability to lead others in a positive manner, the ability to perform at his/her best in competitive situations, the ability to enjoy athletic activities, and the ability to develop a personal lifetime fitness philosophy.  We offer multiple sports during all three sport seasons. The majority of our students participate in at least one sport, with many participating in two or more over the course of the school year. 

Austin Catholic High School offers 13 Varsity Sports and 3 Junior Varsity Sports. Austin Catholic High School fully complies with the rules of the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and the Catholic High School League (CHSL) including adherence to eligibility and recruitment rules. All transfer students must refer to the MHSAA transfer eligibility guidelines.  

For additional information and/or questions, please contact: 

Jim Baker 
Athletic Director  
jbaker@austincatholichighschool.org 

Ron Glodich 
Athletic Coordinator 
rglodich@austincatholichighschool.org 

Kellee Linsley 
Athletic Administrative Assistant 
klinsley@austincatholichighschool.org