IC CATHOLIC PREP NAMES NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACHES
- Michael Fahey will be the new athletic director at IC Catholic Prep beginning July 1, 2019.
- Todd Fisher and Miguel Garcia will be the new head coaches for girls basketball and boys soccer respectively.
Elmhurst, Ill. – May 28, 2019 –IC Catholic Prep (ICCP) is pleased to announce Michael Fahey as the new athletic director effective July 1, 2019.
“I am very excited to welcome Michael as our new athletic director,” said Tom Schergen, president and soon-to-be principal. “Michael is the perfect person to continue to integrate the school mission, including service and faith formation, into our athletic program. His strategic vision values academic excellence and integrity, and will engage students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni.”
Fahey, who is currently a special assistant to Steve McClain, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Flames men’s basketball head coach, will replace Adam Nissen who is leaving after two years in the role.
Fahey brings a wealth of collegiate and professional sports management experience to Cottage Hill Avenue. He has honed his relationship building, leadership, team collaboration, and organization skills at multiple colleges and professional sports organizations, including several years working for Pat Summitt and the Tennessee Lady Volunteers Women’s Basketball Team. He has also provided video and organizational support to the DePaul Blue Demons Women’s Basketball Team, performed coaching and recruiting responsibilities with the Lewis University Flyers Women’s Basketball Program, oversaw video coordination for the WNBA Chicago Sky, and was the director of operations for UIC Flames Women’s Basketball Team. Earlier in his career, he completed internships with the Chicago Bulls (NBA) and the Chicago Sky (WNBA).
Fahey has a Bachelor of Arts in Management and Organizational Behavior with an emphasis in Sports Management from Benedictine University.
“It is an honor to join the IC Catholic Prep community where young men and women are prepared to be academically, physically and spiritually fit,” said Fahey. “I am excited about the future of Knights athletics and I look forward to developing a positive and ethical learning environment for all student-athletes and coaches, and to lead by example in promoting the values, mission and community within a Catholic tradition.”
The Knights Athletic Program focuses on building character while fostering competitive excellence. At IC Catholic Prep, hundreds of student-athletes participate on 24 teams in sports including baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer, girls soccer, cheerleading, football, softball, wrestling, bass fishing, lacrosse, dance, hockey, bowling, golf, girls tennis, track and girls volleyball. The athletic program has produced multiple Metro Suburban Conference championships, numerous championship appearances, and many Illinois High School Association regional, sectional, and state championships, including the three-time defending football state champions (2016, 2017 and 2018).
In addition, two new head coaches will join the Knights’ coaching roster this upcoming school year. Todd Fisher will be the new head girls basketball coach. He joins the IC Catholic Prep community from Walther Christian Academy in Melrose Park. Miguel Garcia will be the new head boys soccer coach. He is currently the president of the Berwyn Blazers Football Club and previously led the Fenwick High School boys and girls JV soccer teams.
IC Catholic Prep is a dynamic college preparatory, Catholic, learning community that develops the whole person – Spirit, Mind, & Body; inspires critical thinking and independent thought; celebrates the Catholic tradition of community and service on behalf of others; and, prepares young women and men to lead confidently and selflessly throughout life. Located in Elmhurst, ICCP is a regional high school that serves students from over thirty-five communities. For more information, please visit iccatholicprep.org.
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