Holy Ghost Prep student-athletes excel where it matters most, in the classroom and in the all-important area of sportsmanship.
Holy Ghost Prep produces true student-athletes. It’s not unusual to hear of a Holy Ghost Prep track star who performs countless hours of community service or the swimmer with the 3.79 GPA.
Our students don’t just play to win; they compete with honor. As a result, Holy Ghost Prep features first-rate sports teams, populated by even better guys. Don’t believe us? Area athletic directors have voted us the winner of the PIAA District 1 Sportsmanship Award in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
In addition, the Firebirds have earned hundreds of championship titles in our rich athletic history. Our just-retired basketball coach, Tony Chapman ’71, won 928 games. One Ghost graduate (Nolan Jones ’16) finished fourth in the 2023 National League Rookie of the Year voting for the Colorado Rockies, while another ex-HGP athlete (Jim Britt ’00) has his name engraved on the Stanley Cup twice.
Holy Ghost Prep grads have gone on to compete for Team USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics, to play in the U.S. Open golf championship three times (Chris Crawford '12), and to play professional lacrosse.
But whether they go to continue their playing careers after high school or not, Holy Ghost Prep athletes learn invaluable lessons through athletics that serve them in college and in life.