Aug
10
August, 10th 2018
Welcome all of you to the 2018-19 school year and my Athletic Director’s blog. I hope to be able to keep you informed of the many things that will be taking place in the athletic department this year. We are anxious to get started and happy to have you along for the ride. --READ MORE--
Jul
11
July, 11th 2018
Tampa Catholic High School is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeris McIntyre, a Class of 1999 alumnus, as the Crusader’s head football coach. Coach McIntyre has been an assistant offensive coach at TC for the past three years and replaces Mike Gregory who has decided to take a collegiate coaching position at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas.
Jan
26
January, 26th 2018
Tampa Catholic High School is proud to announce that Girls’ Flag Football will become an independent girls’ sports team this spring and will join a district the following school year; able to compete for state championships.
Dec
14
December, 14th 2017
I had the opportunity on Tuesday of this week to present the student/athletes of the month award to 3 of our outstanding student/athletes. And two of our teams will be participating in prestigious tournament over the Christmas break.
Dec
8
December, 8th 2017
It’s hard to believe that we are already in the Christmas season. Next week we will start exams and before you know it we will be celebrating Christmas and the New Year. We are in the midst of our winter sports seasons and all of our teams are practicing hard, playing well, and giving their best for TC.
Oct
27
October, 27th 2017
Welcome back alums. This is a great time of year for schools across the country as they welcome back alumni during Homecoming activities. Tampa Catholic will be a busy place this weekend as many activities are planned. The DiMaggio Golf Classic is taking place this morning at the beautiful TPC Golf Course in Lutz. This annual event is the big fundraiser for our athletic department.
Oct
13
October, 13th 2017
It’s hard to believe that some of our fall sports are getting ready for their district tournaments next week, but that’s what happens when time flies. Although the weather sure makes us think that it’s still summer, we know that we have moved into the fall and hopefully the weather will start to get cooler for us.
Sep
29
September, 29th 2017
Throughout the school year the athletic department takes nominations from the coaches for student/athletes of the month. Each month one female and one male student/athlete is selected. They receive a nice certificate at a ceremony that is videoed and shown to the entire student body during homeroom.
Sep
15
September, 15th 2017
As you can imagine the hurricane played havoc with our athletic schedule. All games and events for the week were cancelled with the exception of the swim meet which as of this writing is still on for tomorrow morning at North Shore pool in St. Pete.
Sep
1
September, 1st 2017
As I write this blog on Tuesday of this week I send my prayers and thoughts to all of those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have certainly had a lot of rain here in Tampa, but nothing like what the people of Texas and Houston are now going through. And the forecast there is for more rain as I write this. Please do whatever you can for the relief funds that have been set up to help the people there. Of course, your prayers always help.
Aug
17
August, 17th 2017
Let me take this time to welcome all of you to the 2017-18 school year and my Athletic Director’s blog. I hope to be able to keep you informed of the many things that will be taking place in the athletic department this year. We are anxious to get started and happy to have you along for the ride. READ MORE about Cross Country, Ticket Sales, Swimmer Christin Rockway & Upcoming events.
May
25
May, 25th 2017
Congratulations to all of our seniors who received their diplomas this past Wednesday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. It is a beautiful venue and fitting place for us to bid our seniors farewell. This group of seniors have achieved many academic and athletic accomplishments and we wish each of them the very best as the start the next chapter of their lives.
May
4
May, 4th 2017
As you read my blog this week I am in Tuscaloosa, AL getting ready to celebrate my daughter Gracie’s graduation from the University of Alabama. For those of you who will be celebrating a graduation from TC in several weeks I will tell you that the time goes by much too quickly. I can remember Gracie’s graduation from TC like it was yesterday and now she will be a college graduate. How does this happen so quickly? Be sure that you take stock of the joyous times and enjoy all of them. Time surely does fly by.
Apr
13
April, 13th 2017
I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter and a great spring break. As we come to this most holy of times in the Catholic Church let us not forgot that Jesus died on the cross for all of us and rose from the dead 3 days later. Sometimes we get bogged down with our everyday lives and forget that God is always there to guide us on our journey through life.
Mar
9
March, 9th 2017
The boys’ basketball team made a monumental run for a state championship only to fall one game short. The team lost in the state championship game last Saturday in the Lakeland Center to Ft. Lauderdale Calvary Christian. Also in this week's blog: Spring Sports Updates
Mar
3
March, 3rd 2017
It has been a hectic last 3 weeks with the success of our basketball team, and I don’t know how I’m finding the time but I am to write a short blog. Our boys will be playing in the State Championship game tomorrow morning at 10:00 in the Lakeland Center. We like to think of it as ‘Breakfast in Lakeland’.
Feb
10
February, 10th 2017
Updates on Basketball teams playoffs along with boys soccer and spring sports news.
Jan
27
January, 27th 2017
Boys Soccer plays for District Championship, TC Cheerleaders complete in State Finals, Boys & Girls Basketball finishing regular season play.
Jan
18
January, 18th 2017
MEDIA ALERT: The media & public are invited to the ceremony in the TC Gym at the Athletic Complex Thursday, January 19 beginning at 3:15 PM
Jan
12
January, 12th 2017
Catch team updates for Basketball, Soccer, and Cheerleading, along with volunteer needs and our spring sports kick off.
Jan
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January, 6th 2017
The Athletic department here at TC, Benny Rodriguez and I, would like to wish all of you a happy and prosperous New Year. Many of you have come to our aid, helping us with working the gate and the concession stands at our events and we are very thankful for your volunteering.
Dec
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December, 16th 2016
Check out the latest AD Blog for the holidays. Updates on boys & girls basketball playing holiday tournaments, along with boys & girls soccer updates and prayer requests for TC Hall of Famer, Mike Kosiba.
Nov
17
November, 17th 2016
One of the nice things I get to do as the athletic director is to present awards each month to a couple of our outstanding student/athletes. On Thursday morning I presented awards to 2 of our golfers who were fantastic in October.
Nov
10
November, 10th 2016
Checkout this weeks sports news... Five student athletes sign letters of intent this week and catch up on football, swimming, soccer & basketball.
Nov
4
November, 4th 2016
The GAME: Tonight is the big football game between our Crusaders and the Tigers from Jesuit. Jesuit has beaten us 16 consecutive years and having watched the Cubs win the World Series on Wed. after 108 years of not winning I think it’s about time for our football team to put an end to the streak just like the Cubs did. Our team will have to play well as Jesuit enters the contest with an undefeated 8-0 record. They are state ranked, but our team has played a very difficult schedule which should prove to be a benefit to us. I hope to see all of you at the game.
Oct
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October, 28th 2016
Crusader sports updates for Swimming, Crew, Football, Cross Country and Golf. Along with our Winter sports.
Oct
21
October, 21st 2016
As I write this blog on Thursday afternoon on my way to leaving for Stillwater, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to see my son, TC grad Thomas, I felt compelled to write about golf. Golf isn’t one of those high school sports that gets a lot of publicity, but I can assure you that our golfers put just as much effort into it as the sports that get much more publicity. I have to tell you about the emotional high of sport and the emotional low of sport.
Oct
13
October, 13th 2016
Read more about the great successes in our Crusaders Fall sports! Including Golf, Volleyball, Football, Swimming, Cross Country & Crew!
Sep
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September, 30th 2016
Athletic Director, Don Dziagwa shares his busy week of events, especially Friday night! Discusses the important of supporting the DiMaggio Classic Golf Tournament and reviews our fall sports, including swimming, crew, cross country, volleyball, and golf.
Sep
23
September, 23rd 2016
Coach D, Athletic Director, announces the winners for August 2016 Athletes of the Month.
Sep
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September, 16th 2016
As I look back on the football team’s trip to New Jersey to play Bergen Catholic I hope the players and coaches got as much out of the trip as I know my basketball players do when we have taken similar trips. Although the game score didn’t turn out as we had hoped the experience of traveling together, seeing New York City, and playing against a top quality opponent is immeasurable.
Sep
8
September, 8th 2016
History is being made as you read my blog this week. For the first time in the history of Tampa Catholic the football team is in New Jersey to play Bergen Catholic in a game tomorrow at 2:30.
Sep
2
September, 2nd 2016
On Monday, Aug. 22 I met with all of our coaches. They make me realize how much I love my job. The excitement that they display about having the opportunity to work with young student-athletes makes me as a coach feel what a great profession I am in. We are truly blessed to have so many fine coaches working here at Tampa Catholic.
Aug
25
August, 25th 2016
Even though school just started, we have reports for all currently running programs, including Volleyball, Football, Crew, Cross Country, Swimming and Golf. Click to read on...
Aug
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August, 19th 2016
In this blog: What's a Family Punch Pass? Pre season & regular seasons begin. Knox plays in Elite 24 Under Armour game in NYC.
Aug
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August, 12th 2016
Our fall teams have already started practicing or will very soon. Read the full blog for updates on football, volleyball, crew, cross country, golf and swimming.
Aug
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August, 4th 2016
Welcome back! Read about 2 of our top athletes and what they accomplished this summer. Christin Rockway and Kevin Knox.
Jun
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June, 9th 2016
There will be several summer camps offered by our great coaches here on campus at Tampa Catholic this summer. Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Dance, Cheer and Basketball. You can find out about all the camps on the TC website, but here is a quick overview.
May
27
May, 27th 2016
Find out more about the two scholar athlete awards, one to a female and one to a male graduating senior who has performed on the athletic field as well as in the classroom. Spring Football review and get your Physicals done early.
May
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May, 20th 2016
Don't miss the Spring Football Game tonight at Crusader Stadium, 7PM. And this week I think back over the course of the last 12 years driving to school with my children.
May
13
May, 13th 2016
A look at some of this year's team accomplishments and success stories. TC had 10 teams reach District championships and/or go on to Regional play.
Apr
27
April, 27th 2016
Get the scoop on Baseball's Regional play and the Track team individuals headed to Regional meet.
Apr
22
April, 22nd 2016
AD Blog updates Spring teams still in the running for Districts & Regionals, along with upcoming Crew regatta and National Basketball honors.
Apr
15
April, 15th 2016
Tampa Catholic has always been very proud of the student athletes that have gone on to participate at the college level. We have really been blessed with some outstanding student/athletes over the years
Apr
8
April, 8th 2016
Back on the blog again! Coach D talks about our boys soccer & boys basketball teams playing in FHSAA State finals and gives a Spring Sports update.
Jun
5
June, 5th 2015
I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous summer. Students enjoy your time off, parents put your kids to work, and let’s all return next August with the vigor to make Tampa Catholic even better than what it now is.