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|Detroit Catholic Central High School|
27225 Wixom Road
|Motto||Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic |
Congregation of St. Basil
|Patron saint(s)||Mary, Alma Mater (The Blessed Mother)|
|Teaching staff||76.0 (on an FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14:1|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and White|
|Athletics conference||Catholic High School League|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools|
Detroit Catholic Central High School, commonly known as Catholic Central (CC), is a private, Catholic, all-male, college preparatory high school in Novi, Michigan, United States. Founded in 1928 in Detroit, Michigan by the Archdiocese of Detroit, the school is operated by the Congregation of St. Basil.
The school was originally located on Harper Avenue in Detroit with an enrollment of 280 students; the school has made several moves in its history and now has an enrollment of over 1,000 students at its 60-acre (240,000 m2) campus in Novi. Detroit Catholic Central is currently ranked as the 4th best Catholic High School in the State of Michigan.
The current campus, built for $30 million, opened in August 2005. At the time it had 920 students.
- Baseball (3 state titles: 1979, 1987, and 1999)
- Basketball (2 state titles: 1961 and 1976)
- Bowling (1 state title: 2010)
- Cross country (6 state titles: 1983, 1984, 1989, 2001, 2009 and 2010)
- Football (10 state titles: 1979, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2009)
- Golf (5 state titles: 2003, 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022)
- Ice hockey (15 titles: 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2021, 2022)
- Lacrosse (1 state title: 2018)
- Soccer (2 state titles: 2017, 2020)
- Swimming and diving
- Tennis (3 state titles: 1985, 1986, 2010)
- Track and field
- Wrestling (15 state titles: 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1983, 1988, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
- Vince Banonis, All-American collegiate football player, All-NFL player, inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
- Jack Berry, sports journalist
- Thomas E. Brennan, Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, founder of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School
- Doug Brzezinski, college football and NFL player
- Michael J. Byrnes, Metropolitan Archbishop of Agaña and former Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Detroit
- Steve Campbell, ATP Tennis player
- Mike Cox, Michigan Attorney General
- Sean Cox, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan
- Andy Dillon, Michigan Treasurer, Michigan Speaker of the House
- James Finn Garner, satirist and author of Politically Correct Bedtime Stories
- Joshua Gatt, winger/fullback for Tippeligaen soccer team
- Bryan Gruley, author and Chicago Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal
- Charlie Haeger, MLB pitcher
- Stan Heath, college basketball head coach
- Ray Herbert, MLB pitcher
- Art Houtteman, MLB player
- Tom LaGarde, NBA player, member of the 1976 US Olympic Gold Medal Basketball team
- Mike Martin, college and NFL player
- Greg Marx, NFL player
- Thaddeus McCotter, United States Congressman
- John McHale, baseball general manager
- Mark Messner, college and NFL player
- Al Moran, MLB shortstop
- David Moss, NHL forward
- Kevin O'Connor, co-founder of online advertising company DoubleClick
- Phil Parsons, NASCAR driver
- James Piot, 2021 U.S. Amateur golf champion
- Vasik Rajlich, International Master in chess and developer of Rybka
- James L. Ryan, senior judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Paul Rudzinski, NFL linebacker, Green Bay Packers, All-Big Ten Conference, Michigan State
- Chris Sabo, MLB third baseman
- Jay Sebring, hair stylist, murdered by Manson Family in 1969
- Alex Shelley, professional wrestler
- Anthony E. Siegman, professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, pioneer in the fields of lasers and masers
- Frank Tanana, MLB pitcher
- Bernard White, actor, screenwriter and film director
- Bill Wightkin, NFL lineman
- Kerry Zavagnin, MLS and US National Team soccer player
Notes and references
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- "AdvancED - Institution Summary". advanc-ed.org. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
- "2022 Best Catholic High Schools in Michigan". Niche. Retrieved January 23, 2022.
- "High school's new home rates 'Wow!'." The Detroit News. August 24, 2005. ID det22236488. Retrieved on October 28, 2013.
- "Yearly Champions - Baseball - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Yearly Champions - Boys Basketball - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Team Champions - Boys Bowling - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Team Champions - Boys Cross Country - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Yearly Champions - Football - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Team Champions - Boys Golf - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Yearly Champions - Ice Hockey- MHSAA Sports". www.mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
- "Team Champions - Boys Tennis - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
- "Team Champions - Wrestling - MHSAA Sports". mhsaa.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
- http://detnews.com/article/20101007/SPORTS05/10070356/Brother-Rice-Catholic-Central-rivalry-still-going-strong[dead link]
- Bao, Robert (October 1, 2007). "Feature: A Lifetime of Memories in "Sport Nut" Heaven". Michigan State University Alumni. Retrieved January 1, 2022.