The GCL Co-Ed is the eight, co-ed Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The member schools are Alter, Badin, Carroll, Chaminade-Julienne, Fenwick, McNicholas, Purcell Marian, and Roger Bacon. The mission of the GCL Co-Ed is to provide opportunities for the integration and development of Catholic values into the everyday life of students through interscholastic athletic competition. Follow us on twitter: @gclcoedsports

On April 11 Purcell Marian announced via Twitter that DJ Dowdy will become the next Athletic Director.Dowdy, a University of Cincinnati alum, will proceed current AD Brian Meyer effective July 1. Dowdy, brings a wealth of knowledge and familiarity to the program. He served in the role of Associate Athletic Director since 2017 for Purcell. He also was a four-year letter award winner at UC and one of the captains of the Bearcat football team 

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DAYTON, Ohio – Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School has selected Charlie Szabo ‘98 as the next head coach for its men’s basketball team. Szabo played basketball for the Eagles during his time at the high school and has served in various roles with the men’s basketball team for 15 seasons. His most recent role was the head coach for the junior varsity men’s basketball team and the associate head varsity coach.

Szabo talks with Dominic Wilcox ‘19 prior to a varsity game during the 2018-2019 season.

“I grew up loving Eagle basketball and to be named the head basketball coach at Chaminade Julienne is a dream come true,” Szabo said. “To lead the long-storied tradition of this basketball program is a goal I’ve worked hard for and a responsibility I take very seriously.”

Szabo stands alongside men’s basketball head coach, Joe Staley ‘72,

during pregame of a varsity competition during the 2018-2019 season.

“I am thankful for our search committee and their time and dedication during our search process,” CJ athletic director Jeremy Greenleaf said. “The committee overwhelmingly agreed that Charlie’s passion for the program, understanding of the Catholic mission and loyalty made him the best fit to lead the men’s basketball team.”

In addition to his service to the high school program, Szabo has been the co-director of the Eagle Basketball camp for more than 10 years. He was named the District 15 Division II Assistant Coach of the Year in 2010 and was inducted into the CJ Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.

Szabo replaces Joe Staley ‘72, who announced his retirement in February after serving more than 30 years as the Eagles men’s basketball head coach

Badin's Justin Pappas and Emma Broermann took home the Most Valuable Player awards at the All-Butler County All-Star Game. The game featured some of the best players in the area. Pappas' led the Blue team to the victory with 18 points and four rebounds. The Blue team won the game 118-110. 

Emma Broerman finished her awesome career wearing a Badin uniform, with leading her blue team in a losing effort with two points, three assist, and a team-high eight rebounds. The Blue team loss 36-41.


Coach John Christmann got his 100th career win on Wednesday, April 3, the Rockets defeating Purcell Marian 11-1. 

Pitcher TJ Schimpf led the Rockets with his second complete game of the young season. Congratulations on this amazing milestone coach!!!

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