Norm Muller (pictured), a former Division I golfer, has been named the new golf coach at Holy Ghost Prep. He inherits a strong Holy Ghost Prep golf program—led by rising senior Calen Sanderson, the 2020 PIAA Class AAA state champion.
The Holy Ghost Prep Ultimate Frisbee team captured the 2021 Philadelphia High School Ultimate Education League (PHUEL) title by navigating through the two-day tournament with a perfect 6-0 record.
Chris Crawford, a 2012 HGP graduate, qualified to play in his third U.S. Open by shooting five-under par at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. Crawford punched his ticket to the 2021 U.S. Open, which will be played on the South Course at Torrey Pines.
Ten members of HGP’s Class of 2021 have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)
Ninth-year head coach Ryan Tessler has built one of the area’s top lacrosse programs at Holy Ghost Prep. A quick 2021 season preview is available here. (Photo courtesy of Douglas Benedict/Academic Image)
On March 5, Holy Ghost Prep’s iconic basketball coach Tony Chapman ’71 was honored during a special senior class assembly. During the assembly, U.S. congressman Brian Fitzpatrick presented HGP’s iconic coach with a flag that had flown over the Capitol Building. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)
With his team's 71-41 victory over Dock Mennonite on March 4, Tony Chapman became just the sixth high school basketball coach in Pennsylvania history to reach the 900-win plateau. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)
The Holy Ghost Prep baseball team, a traditional PIAA District One power, will face a top-shelf 2021 schedule, a slate that includes nine games against Philadelphia Catholic League teams and three contests vs. Inter-Ac competition.
Sweet-shooting junior wing Shane Reilly (pictured) has taken on a much more substantial role for Holy Ghost Prep’s 2021 varsity hoops team. (photo courtesy of Robert Barnes, Pro Action Sports LLC)
Holy Ghost Prep seniors Matt Long (baseball) and Luke Slavin (lacrosse, pictured with his parents) recently signed their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers in the fall at Immaculata University and St. Andrews (N.C.) College, respectively. (photo courtesy of Catalano Studio)
Led by HGP senior Elliot Puckett (pictured), who edged Pottstown’s Darius Smallwood by a whisker to earn the district title, the Firebirds were crowned 2020 PIAA District 1 Class AA cross-country team champions.
HGP junior Calen Sanderson made eight birdies, including three consecutive ones on the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes, to card a 4-under-par 67 and capture the 2020 PIAA Class AAA state title by one shot on Oct. 20. He is the third HGP golfer to win a state title in the last six years—joining Steve Cerbara (2015) and Liam Hart (2017).
The Northeast Times profiled Holy Ghost Prep junior Joey Reteneller, the starting centerback on the Firebirds' soccer team who is a 3.9 GPA student in honors and AP classes.
Twelve members of the Class of 2018 are continuing continue their academic and athletic careers this fall.