Detroit Catholic Central High School
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Detroit Catholic Central High School, commonly known as Catholic Central (CC), is a private, Catholic, all-male, college preparatory high school in Novi, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1928 in Detroit, Michigan by the Archdiocese of Detroit, the school is operated by the Congregation of St. Basil.
|Detroit Catholic Central High School|
27225 Wixom Road
|Motto||Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic |
Congregation of St. Basil
|Patron saint(s)||Mary, Alma Mater (The Blessed Mother)|
|Teaching staff||76.0 (on an FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.1|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and White|
|Athletics conference||Catholic High School League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
The school was originally located on Harper Avenue in Detroit with an enrollment of 280 students; the school has made several moves in its history and now has an enrollment of over 1,000 students at its 60-acre (240,000 m2) campus in Novi.
The current campus, built for $30 million, opened in August 2005. At the time it had 920 students.
- Baseball (3 state titles: 1979, 1987, and 1999)
- Basketball (2 state titles: 1961 and 1976)
- Bowling (1 state title: 2010)
- Cross country (6 state titles: 1983, 1984, 1989, 2001, 2009 and 2010)
- Football (10 state titles: 1979, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2009)
- Golf (5 state titles: 2003, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017)
- Ice hockey (14 titles: 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019)
- Lacrosse (1 state title: 2018)
- Soccer (1 state title: 2017)
- Swimming and diving
- Tennis (3 state titles: 1985, 1986, 2010)
- Track and field
- Wrestling (15 state titles: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1988, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Vince Banonis '38, All-American football player at University of Detroit, All-NFL player with the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions; inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
- Bill Wightkin '44, Chicago Bears lineman
- John McHale '39, former baseball general manager (Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Braves, Montreal Expos) and MLB player (Detroit Tigers)
- Art Houtteman '45, former MLB player (Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles)
- Thomas E. Brennan '47, former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and founder of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Ray Herbert '48, former MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies)
- Anthony E. Siegman '49, notable professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, pioneer in the fields of lasers and masers
- James L. Ryan '51, senior judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Al Moran '57, former MLB shortstop (New York Mets)
- Greg Marx '68, former NFL football player (Atlanta Falcons)
- Frank Tanana '71, former MLB pitcher (California Angels, Detroit Tigers)
- Tom LaGarde '73, member of the 1976 US Olympic Gold Medal Basketball team and former NBA player (Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics)
- Bryan Gruley '75, author and Chicago Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal
- Phil Parsons '75, retired NASCAR driver
- Sean Cox '75, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Bernard White '77, actor, screenwriter and film director
- Kevin O'Connor '79, co-founder of online advertising company DoubleClick
- Mike Cox '80, former Michigan Attorney General (R)
- Andy Dillon '80, Michigan Treasurer, former Michigan Speaker of the House (D)
- Chris Sabo '80, former MLB third baseman (Cincinnati Reds)
- Stan Heath '83, University of South Florida and Arkansas men's basketball head coach
- Thaddeus McCotter '83, former United States Congressman (R-MI)
- Mark Messner '84, University of Michigan and former NFL player (Los Angeles Rams)
- Steve Campbell '88, former ATP Tennis player
- Vasik Rajlich '89, International Master in chess and developer of Rybka
- Kerry Zavagnin '92, former MLS and US National Team soccer player
- Doug Brzezinski '94, Boston College and NFL player (Carolina Panthers)
- David Moss '00, NHL forward (Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes)
- Charlie Haeger '01, former MLB pitcher (Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers)
- Alex Shelley '01, professional wrestler
- Mike Martin '08, University of Michigan and NFL player (Tennessee Titans)
- Joshua Gatt '10, winger/fullback for Tippeligaen soccer team, Molde FK
- James Finn Garner, satirist and author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
- Terry Malone, tight ends coach for New Orleans Saints and former offensive coordinator for Michigan Wolverines
- Jay Sebring (Thomas Kummer): hair stylist, murdered by Manson Family in 1969
Notes and referencesEdit
- "AdvancED - Institution Summary". advanc-ed.org. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- "High school's new home rates 'Wow!'." The Detroit News. August 24, 2005. ID det22236488. Retrieved on October 28, 2013.
- "Yearly Champions - Baseball - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Yearly Champions - Boys Basketball - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Team Champions - Boys Bowling - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Team Champions - Boys Cross Country - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Yearly Champions - Football - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Team Champions - Boys Golf - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Yearly Champions - Ice Hockey- MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
- "Team Champions - Boys Tennis - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Team Champions - Wrestling - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
- http://detnews.com/article/20101007/SPORTS05/10070356/Brother-Rice-Catholic-Central-rivalry-still-going-strong[dead link]
- "Who Was Jay Sebring?". Detroit Free Press. November 18, 2017.