Pius X High School (Nebraska)
Lincoln Pius X High School is the central Catholic high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, and the Diocese of Lincoln. Pius X is the largest Catholic high school in the state, with an enrollment of 1,286 young men and women. The school was founded October 1, 1956 by Bishop Louis B. Kucera.
|Pius X High School|
6000 A Street
|Motto||"Restore All Things In Christ"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Enrollment||1,286 (fall 2016)|
|Color(s)||Green, gold and white|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Pius X High School was established on October 1, 1956 as the central Catholic high school for the city of Lincoln and the Diocese of Lincoln. Since its earliest years, Pius X has grown to nearly 1,300 students in grades 9-12, with over 90 faculty and staff made up of both religious and lay people. When the school was named after Pope Pius X, it took its patron's motto, "To restore all things in Christ", as its guiding mission.
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Pius X offers a large variety of classes, including basic classes such as biology, world history, chemistry, geometry, anatomy, and various literature courses. Through the years, Pius X has expanded the classes offered.
The administration approved the addition of an academic decathlon course in 2010, to be added during the 2010-2011 school year. The school won the large school Nebraska state championship in Academic Decathlon in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 and competed in national competition.
Pius X offers every sport that the NSAA has sanctioned. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, most of the school's sports compete in Class A, the NSAA's classification for the state's largest schools. The school has won 80 NSAA state championships, including three girls' golf championships and one boys tennis title while competing in Class A. All other titles have been won while competing in Class B. In its first 60 years of football, the school had only two head coaches, Vince Aldrich, for whom the football stadium is named, and current athletic director Tim Aylward. Ryan Kearney became the school's third head coach starting with the 2016 football season. The club sports of bowling (9 state titles) and trap shooting are also offered at Pius X for both boys and girls.
|Season||Sport||Number of championships||Year|
|Fall||Football||6||1975, 1978, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2004|
|Cross country, boys||10||1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 2007|
|Cross country, girls||11||1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018|
|Volleyball||7||1996, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011|
|Golf, girls||3||2001 (A), 2002 (A), 2003 (A)|
|Tennis, boys||14||1978, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019|
|Winter||Basketball, boys||5||1974, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2019|
|Basketball, girls||3||1991, 1992, 2015|
|Bowling, boys||5||2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017|
|Bowling, girls||4||2012, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|Spring||Soccer, boys||2||2006, 2010|
|Soccer, girls||2||2004, 2005|
|Track and field, boys||1||1984|
|Track and field, girls||1||1982|
|Golf, boys||3||1957, 1959, 1982|
|Baseball||3||2012, 2014, 2015|
|Tennis, girls||7||1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004|
- Joe Glenn, college football coach and former player; has been head coach at Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota
- Tyler Polak, attended Creighton University; played on the U-17 US men's national soccer team; drafted 22nd overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft by New England Revolution
- Brandon Teena, transgender man whose 1993 murder was memorialized in the film Boys Don't Cry; attended Pius X but was expelled in his senior year
- Adam Treu, played center for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team; played for the Oakland Raiders for nine years, making one Super Bowl appearance
- Greg Zuerlein, kicker for the Los Angeles Rams football team, appeared in 2019 Super Bowl; graduated in 2006
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- "Nebraska School Activities Association" (English). Retrieved 2012-06-19.
- Worthington, Rogers. "Deadly Deception". Chicago Tribune. 1994-01-17. Retrieved 2015-05-20.