Athletics

Athletics

List of 4 items.

  • 7

    State Championships
  • 56%

    Student Participation in Athletics
  • 15

    Varsity Sports
  • 2018

    Received the OHSAA/OIAAA Award of Excellence

Explore Our Athletics Program

The goal of the Saint Joseph Academy athletics program is to encourage, teach and coach our students to compete on a Division I level. Our athletics program is designed to provide a quality athletics experience for students and the opportunity to learn valuable life skills in a faith-filled environment.
A variety of sports are offered each season, which allows for more than half of our students to participate in a varsity sport. Our athletes are encouraged to cultivate teamwork, leadership, fitness, sportsmanship, and learn how they can take those irreplaceable skills beyond the fields and courts of the Academy. 

Strong leadership runs through the core of our Athletics Program. Athletic Director Mr. John Manuszak was named the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association's 2020 Tim Flannery Horizon honoree. The Tim Flannery Horizon Award is presented to an association member who exemplifies the highest standards of professionalism. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated clear signs of professionalism and involvement at their school, local and state levels. In the 2018-19 school year, Mr. Manuszak was selected as Athletic Director of the Year, an award presented by the Northeast Alliance of Catholic Athletic Administrators. The Alliance presents the award to a person from a member school who demonstrates commitment, service and dedication to Catholic education through athletics.

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Mr. John Manuszak

Athletic Director

Saint Joseph Academy offers a comprehensive Athletics Program that provides a quality educational experience for students to develop their athletic abilities and allows them to experiment with varied life skills. Students learn the joy of teamwork, how to show grace in defeat, and humility in the thrill of winning. Through the athletics program, we help students increase levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, develop physical strength and mental toughness, and master time-management and stress reduction skills while creating an enjoyable experience that helps students prepare for the next chapter of life. If you have any questions, please email me at jmanuszak@sja1890.org

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Margaret Berry

    Ms. Margaret Berry 

    Assistant Athletic Director
  • Photo of Cheryl Joseph

    Mrs. Cheryl Joseph 

    Athletic Assistant & Assistant Coach Varsity Tennis
  • Photo of Leanne Levenduski

    Ms. Leanne Levenduski 

    Athletic Trainer