Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School (Fremont, Ohio)

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Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Fremont.jpg
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, which is connected with the school
702 Croghan Street


Coordinates41°20′49″N 83°7′8″W / 41.34694°N 83.11889°W / 41.34694; -83.11889Coordinates: 41°20′49″N 83°7′8″W / 41.34694°N 83.11889°W / 41.34694; -83.11889
TypePrivate, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
OversightRoman Catholic Diocese of Toledo
PrincipalMike Gabel
Head of schoolAnn Marie Pumphrey
Teaching staff28
Enrollment168 (2011–12)
Student to teacher ratio10:1
Color(s)Crimson and gray   
Athletics conferenceSandusky Bay Conference
Team nameCrimson Streaks
AccreditationOhio Department of Education, Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Publicationthe "Voice"
Yearbookthe "Josemont"

Saint Joseph Central Catholic High School (SJCC) is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Fremont, Ohio. It is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo.[1] Athletic teams are known as the "Crimson Streaks".


  • 1896 – St. Joseph Central Catholic is founded. A brick house on the northeast corner of Croghan and Wood streets was purchased, remodeled and used as a high school facility until it was torn down in 1907 to make way for a new building.[2]
  • 1908 – A new building was completed at an estimated cost of $80,000 (nearly 2,000,000 in 2017).[2]
  • 1918 – Marked the beginning of the athletic tradition at St. Joseph High School with an athletic association created in September and the first basketball team organized that fall.[2]
  • 1957 – A new High School only building was completed on the corner of Croghan and North Clover Streets. The former building was used as St. Joseph Elementary School, with the new high school located next door.[3]
  • 2011 – The three Catholic Elementary Schools in Fremont (St. Ann, St. Joseph & Sacred Heart) along with SJCC High School were consolidated into one school system named Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools. The name was chosen to honor the late Bishop James Hoffman, a native of Fremont, who served as Bishop from 1981 until his death in 2003. Under this configuration, Grades Pre-K through 3rd were located at the former Sacred Heart Elementary building, Grades 4–8 were located at the former St. Joseph Elementary building and the High School (Grades 9–12) remained the same. The former St. Ann Elementary building was closed.
  • 2015 – Reconfiguration of Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools resulted in the closing of the aging St. Joseph Elementary building that served students for 107 years. In the new configuration, grades Pre-K through 6th are at the Sacred Heart Campus. Grades 7–8 are at the newly created Bishop Hoffman Junior High Academy located inside the high school building. The high school students, grades 9–12, remain in the high school building.[3]
  • 2019 - The building constructed in 1908 was demolished to create space for the St. Joseph Central Catholic school's current needs.


Sports offered[edit]

  • Football
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Bowling
  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling

League membership[edit]

Notable state finishes[edit]


  • 1988 - Division IV Final Four
  • 2004 - Division IV Final Four
  • 2007 - Division IV Final Four

Cross Country

  • 2001 - Boys Division III 3rd Place


  • 1974 - Class A Runner-Up
  • 1978 - Class A Final Four

Golf (Boys)

  • 1990 - Division III Runner-Up
  • 1991 - Division III Runner-Up
  • 1992 - Division III Runner-Up
  • 1993 - Division III Runner-Up

Track (Boys)

  • 1993 - Division III Runner-Up

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "bishop-hoffman". bishop-hoffman. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  2. ^ a b c "St. Joseph building closing". The News-Messenger. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  3. ^ a b "Roy Wilhelm | More history of old St. Joseph School". The News-Messenger. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  4. ^ "NCAA Division 1 All-Americans". Archived from the original on January 6, 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Mark Coleman UFC Profile".

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