Father Stephen T. Badin High School

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Stephen T. Badin High School
571 New London Road

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United States
Coordinates39°23′43″N 84°35′32″W / 39.39528°N 84.59222°W / 39.39528; -84.59222Coordinates: 39°23′43″N 84°35′32″W / 39.39528°N 84.59222°W / 39.39528; -84.59222
School typePrivate, co-ed
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
DeanChris Mate
PrincipalBrian D. Pendergest[1]
ChaplainFr. Ed Pratt
Teaching staff40
Enrollment575 (2018–19[1])
Student to teacher ratio15:1
Color(s)Green and White[2]         
SloganServing God, Serving Others
Athletics conferenceGreater Catholic League (boys)
Girls Greater Cincinnati League (girls)[2]
Team nameThe Rams[2]
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [3]
PublicationThe Rampage
NewspaperThe Ramble
Tuition$8,840 plus fees (2015-16)
AffiliationSisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Athletic DirectorGeoff Melzer

Stephen T. Badin High School, (commonly known as Badin High School) is a Catholic high school of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati school system, serving grades nine through twelve in Hamilton, Ohio. It is a comprehensive high school which admits students of all levels of ability. Curriculum is offered on four distinct levels. 96% of Badin graduates continue their education. The student-to-teacher ratio is 15:1.


Badin High School is named after Father Stephen T. Badin, the first Catholic priest ordained in the United States. Badin High School first opened its doors the fall of 1966. Previously, two high schools served the area from the early 1900s until their closings in 1966: Hamilton Catholic High School for young men and Notre Dame High School for young women. The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the Brothers of St. Mary, archdiocesan priests, other religious orders and committed lay persons laid the foundation of Badin High school at its current location near Potter's golf course on New London Road. Father Frank Miller (Purcell '42) organized the merger and became the first principal of the combined school.

Student population by race
Race Number of students Percentage
American Indian/Alaskan 0 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15 0.73%
Hispanic 1 0%
Black (non-Hispanic) 8 1.17%
White (non-Hispanic) 425 98.08%

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jim Holstein, former NBA Champion, college basketball coach
  • Terry Malone, 2nd all-time winningest (360-177-8) football coach in Ohio high school history
  • Kent Tekulve, major league ballplayer and scout
  • Jim Tracy, major league ballplayer and manager
  • Tim Nichting, Little League World Series
  • Kevin McGuff girls basketball coach, The Ohio State University

Clubs and activities[edit]

The school offers a variety of clubs and activities for students to enjoy. A few on the list are: Student Council, Liturgical Music Group, Badin Studio (art club), Badin Rocks (band), Badin String Group, Jazz Band, Culinary Club, Claybusters (Clay target shooting), archery, Fishing Club, foreign language clubs, service clubs, and more.


The teams from Badin are known as the Rams. The boys compete in the Greater Catholic League and the girls compete in the Girls Greater Cincinnati League.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

The Rams have won a total of 7 combined Ohio state titles in boys and girls sports in divisions 2 and 3, and have won 3 individual state titles.

Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II State Championships:

  • Girls Basketball  – 1998
  • Girls Soccer  – 2005
  • Baseball  – 1996 [4]

Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III State Championships:

  • Girls Soccer  – 2013, 2014
  • Baseball  – 1991 [4]
  • Football  – 1990 [5]
  • Boys Basketball  – 1988 [6]

Ohio High School Athletic Association Individual State Championships:

  • Boys Swimming  – Chris Rigling, 100 yard breaststroke - 1981
  • Girls Tennis  – Nancy Wiegand and Kylee Wiegand, Division II doubles state champions - 2000
  • Girls Tennis  – Kylee Wiegand and Jessica Flannery, Division II doubles state champions - 2003


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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "High School Open House Calendar". The Catholic Telegraph. 187 (10). Archdiocese of Cincinnati. October 22, 2018. p. 24. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2009-12-21.
  3. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  4. ^ a b Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  5. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball D3". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  7. ^ OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.