DePaul Prep Announces New Director of Athletics

September 28, 2018

DePaul College Prep is pleased to announce that it has selected Mr. Patrick Mahoney as Director of Athletics. Mr. Mahoney brings to the position more than 15 years of experience in Catholic high school education as a coach, administrator and former athletic director at Loyola Academy and as former President of the Chicago Catholic League.

In his prior position, Mr. Mahoney managed coaching staffs for 28 boys and girls athletic teams; was responsible for more than 34,000 square feet of indoor athletic facilities and more than 50 acres of outdoor facilities on 2 campuses; negotiated vendor contracts, sponsorships and media relations for the athletic department; and represented the school with the IHSA and other regulatory organizations. During his tenure, participation in sports increased by 20%, the school’s teams won over 15 state titles with many teams consistently ranked in the top 10, and the school completed more than $3.5 million in athletic facilities improvements.

“The Search Committee was immediately impressed by the breadth and depth of Pat’s experience as a successful Athletic Director in the Chicago Catholic League,” said Mary A. Dempsey, President of DePaul College Prep. “His vision and proven record of achievement are a perfect fit for us as we enter a new era of athletics at DePaul Prep consistent with the growth and success of our academic programs. He also understands the importance of incorporating our Core Values of Faith, Respect, Excellence and Service into the lives of our student athletes. We are delighted to welcome Pat Mahoney to our Leadership Team.”

DePaul Prep conducted a nationwide search for the position with a search committee comprised of members of the school’s Board of Directors, Administrative Leadership team, parents of student athletes and representatives from DePaul University’s Athletics and Student Affairs Departments.

"I'm thrilled to join the DePaul College Prep family!” said Pat Mahoney. “As a product of Catholic education and with my experience working in Catholic schools, I'm excited to be part of a community whose core values of Faith, Respect, Excellence and Service match my personal values. It is clear to me the leadership of DePaul Prep has a vision and plans in place to make the school a leader in Catholic education in Chicago. Joining a team with high expectations at a time when the school is embarking on great growth is energizing, and I look forward the helping athletics grow and add to the positive experience for students - I'm 'All in for DePaul Prep!' "

Mr. Mahoney holds a BA in Business Administration from Central Michigan University where he was a Division I baseball player and scholarship recipient, and a M.Ed. in Education with a Type 75 Administrative Certificate from Loyola University. He was inducted into the Loyola Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame in 2011.

Mr. Mahoney will begin his responsibilities as Director of Athletics at DePaul College Prep on October 15.

At DePaul College Prep, there is a proud tradition and history of athletic excellence, team spirit and camaraderie among our student-athletes and supporters. Our philosophy at DePaul College Prep is that the athletics program provides an educational experience that is an important and meaningful asset to the great work in our classrooms. Our student athletes learn to excel with integrity, respect, hard work and leadership, while setting personal goals in a collaborative team environment.

DePaul Prep boys teams participate in the Chicago Catholic League and the girls teams participate in the Girls Catholic Athletic Conference. Our athletes are some of the best and brightest in the country, and are always proud to be a Ram.

At DePaul College Prep, we pride ourselves on our athletes’ balance of excellence on the field and in the classroom, with some of the following objectives:

  1. To develop high level of sportsmanship among all our players.
  2. To cultivate school spirit, morale and loyalty.
  3. To develop an understanding, respect, and support of our athletic conferences, the Chicago Catholic League and Girls Catholic Athletic Conference.
  4. To help our players understand the appropriate attitudes that should be displayed when winning and losing both on and off the field.
  5. To encourage our players to support and respect all other athletes within the athletic program.
  6. To help the players display a sense of class and respect for our opponent.
  7. To develop concepts of goal attainment through hard work and rigorous self-discipline.
  8. To Win!

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