Athletic Philosophy and Overview
Welcome to the Department of Athletics & Wellness at Father Judge High School. On this page, you will find the various programs and initiatives that Father Judge has to offer. For those of you interested in becoming a Student-Athlete at Father Judge, we have 16 different athletic programs that we offer throughout the three seasons each school year, and many of them offer sub-varsity teams. We also offer many intramural and fitness programs through our partnership with various local universities' Sport Management Departments, where we host college interns each semester to help staff these programs. I encourage you to look around this website to read about our state-of-the-art facilities, our comprehensive athletic program, and our newly established Patrick S. McGonigal '81 Center for Fitness and Wellness. It is all of our programs and initiatives that allow us to engage as many students as we can in the health and wellness that is much needed today.
Father Judge High School Athletics, with its long and storied tradition of success, operates with the commitment to educate our student-athletes on the importance of values and team work. As a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Philadelphia Catholic League (PCL), we look to give our student-athletes the best possible experience during their years here at Father Judge. Athletics are a privilege at Father Judge High School and we emphasize the role of the student before the athlete.
Our coaching staff consists of dedicated men and women who serve as outstanding role models for our student-athletes. These coaches understand that besides competing to win, their role as a coach includes development of character, development as a player, and sportsmanship on all levels. The athletic philosophy at Father Judge High School is no different from our academic philosophy – the playing fields are an extension of the classroom.
The student-athletes here at school understand they represent not just themselves and their family, but the entire Father Judge High School community when they put on the Judge uniform. How they conduct themselves on and off the field is important to their overall well-being and attitude towards success.
Thank you for taking time to look at Father Judge High School Athletics.
ONWARD TO VICTORY!
Mr. Jake Serfass
Director of Athletics
215.338.9494 x 1014