August 29th, 2012

Elementary Excellence: Holy Spirit

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Conor Revell

Managing Editor

Elementary Excellence: Holy Spirit
photo from Holy Spirit Falcon Football Facebook page

Holy Spirit athletic director Augustus Herbert tells us what's going on in the Holy Spirit Community

The following feature is a part of a weekly series called "Elementary Excellence" - a set of profiles that will spotlight Louisville area Catholic elementary schools and its athletic programs, teams, traditions and excellence in all aspects of sports. Do you want your school to be featured? Send us your recommendation to

School has started at Holy Spirit and athletic director Augustus Herbert is excited about the direction that the athletic program is taking. Even with all the excitement building around the athletic program, Herbert has set some goals for the 2012-2013 school year.  

"We would like to become much more user friendly by communicating better with the players, coaches, and parents. We would also like to build on our lacrosse program that we just started."

Although a new school year is upon us, Holy Spirit doesn't want to forget their memorable spring as the lacrosse team started their first season and several other sports teams had very successful seasons.

"In tennis, our senior boys came in 2nd place overall as a team. Our 8th grade girls and 6th grade boys scoccer teams made the finals in the city tournament. The lacrosse team was also very succesful considering we just started that program."

"The highlight for me last year was when our 6th grade B basketball team made it all the way to the finals," said Herbert. "They ended up losing in the final game but it was still a proud moment."

Being an athletic director is a very time consuming job without any monetary benefits yet Herbert talks about why he takes on a big task.

"I want to provide our kids with an athletic experience. I believe athletics helps kids learn how to fight adversity and learn other important values. I remember when I was a kid that I always wanted to coach and help my kids like my Dad did when I was growing up."

Last year Holy Spirit asked the CSAA if they could start hosting volleyball games every weekend. This was after all the hard work was done to remodel their gmynasium to make things better for the community, players, coaches, and fans.

"We got selected by the CSAA to host four volleyball games every weekend. Being selected to host these games means a lot to the Holy Spirt community.  This allows our fans that don't have kids to come and watch the games," said Herbert. "This also gives us the chance to show off our newly remodeled gym when we may have not been able too. Lastly, we are able to generate a little bit of extra revenue although that's not the most important thing."

Volleyball and football have just started back up in the CSAA and Holy Spirit hopes to fare well in their fall sports this year.

"Our football team looks like they will be competitive. They may not be the best but they definitely show some promise," said Herbert. "Our volleyball teams look solid and we will see what happens as the year goes on."


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