The Sports teams at Paterson Catholic were nicknamed the Cougars, and both the men's and women's teams participated in the Bergen-Passaic Scholastic League. The Cougars had a very strong athletic history capturing many league and state titles in different sports and producing many college and even professional athletes.
^Naanes, Marlene. "Paterson Catholic to close by end of school year", The Record (Bergen County), April 21, 2010. Accessed June 21, 2011. "Paterson Catholic Regional High School, which has prided itself for four decades on serving some of the area’s poorest and immigrant families, will close its doors the diocese said Wednesday, citing enormous debt, plummeting donations and a bad economy."
^Idec, Keith. "Paterson's Victor Cruz gets a chance with the Giants", The Record (Bergen County), April 25, 2010. Accessed September 19, 2011. "Cruz also knew the Giants are loaded at receiver, so the former Paterson Catholic star figured he’d choose from among Carolina, Chicago, Kansas City and Tampa Bay once he wasn’t drafted.... Cruz will become the first Paterson Catholic graduate to sign an NFL contract since Jason Perry, a fourth-round draft pick who played safety for San Diego from 1999-2001."
^Staff. "Freeman joins UConn men's coaching staff", Connecticut Post, November 5, 2011. Accessed November 5, 2011. "Freeman is a native of Springfield, Mass., and was an all-state high school performer at Paterson Catholic in New Jersey. Kevin and his wife, Nicole, have a daughter, Kekoa, and a son, Sire."
^Moran, Malcolm. "FOOTBALL; Winning Everything but the Fans", The New York Times, October 8, 1997. Accessed November 5, 2011. "As Jackson, from Paterson Catholic High School in New Jersey, progressed through the Buckeye depth charts, two junior college quarterbacks, Germaine and Mark Garcia, were brought in behind him."
^Jason Perry, database Football. Accessed February 17, 2008.
^"Sixers Sign Thomas to 3-Year Deal", The New York Times, July 11, 1997. Accessed December 3, 2007. "The 6-foot-9-inch, 230-pound Thomas, from Paterson Catholic in New Jersey, averaged 16.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in 32 games as a freshman last year at Villanova. silly goose"