"Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steers the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development of them. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, to the service and praise of his Creator".

– Pope Pius XII, Sport at the Service of the Spirit, July 29, 1945


To Our Dedicated Coaches:

Thank you for your desire to serve our youth by giving of your time, talent, and energy for the development of the children of St. John School. Welcome to the staff! We are very blessed to have you aboard! Throughout the season, you will play many different roles in your efforts to provide quality adult Christian leadership to these youngsters. These range from being a teacher of fundamental skills to that of a disciplinarian, motivator, and minister of virtue.  Your responsibilities lie in the development of knowledge of the game, training, fitness, virtue, health, as well as the safety of the children. You must be committed and organized to meet all of these tasks. The athletic policies and procedures of St. John are outlined and described in the Athletic Handbook as well as your coaching duties. It is imperative that you review the contents thoroughly and fully understand its details. As new ideas and solutions to problems evolve, some of the contents in the handbook will be revised to implement the needs of our staff and athletes. 

Again, thank you for your dedication to the development of the children of St. John. We feel you support our belief that athletics are an integral part of the educational experience. Sport infuses the children with many virtues that are nurtured at home and must be refined within the school and its extracurricular activities. You are an important link in carrying out this mission, as your good example will have a powerful impact on your team. Good luck!



Sports Personnel Requirements 

Adult Volunteers: Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches, & Club Moderators must complete items 1-6 listed here. All forms and information are linked under Applications, Forms, Course, and Supplements below.

  1. The Diocese of Norwich requires all coaches (or any personnel who wishes to interact with the students) to be screened and trained through the Office of Safe Enviornments by completing an online training program: Called To Protect. Please contact the St. John School's child advocate for instructions on how to fulfill this obligation. For more information on the Diocese of Norwich's policies, protocols, and training, please visit the Office of Safe Enviornments:
  2. Submit your application in a timely manner
  3. Understand and adhere to your responsibilities laid out by the Principal, aided by the Athletic Director 
  4. Honor and sign the Coach Code of Ethics
  5. Honor and sign the Coach Contract
  6. Complete and pass the online Catholic Coaching Essentials Course test (Head coaches ONLY)

Applications, Forms, Courses, & Supplements

High School Aides

We gratefully welcome any high school student who wishes to volunteer as an aide to any of our sport teams. Please fill out and submit the following:

2021-22 Coaches, Assistants, and Volunteers

Cross Country: Mrs. Courtney Fry, Mrs. Maria Coffey, Mr. Kevin Maguder, Mr. Pat Shea, Mr. Wick Haylon, Mrs. Amy Katz

Co Ed Soccer: 

GJV Basketball:

GV Basketball: Mr. Andrew Pearson, Mrs. Valerie Boyd

BJV Basketball: 

BV Basketball: Mr. Tom Coffey, Mr. Pat Shea

(Photos forthcoming)