Hockey Coach Tim Sullivan Named Liberty Ford Men’s Coach of the Year!

Hockey Coach Tim Sullivan Named Liberty Ford Men’s Coach of the Year!

Coach of the Year - Hockey

Holy Name High School is proud to announce that Head Varsity Hockey Coach Tim Sullivan was named the 2015 Liberty Ford Men’s Coach of the Year! This recognition comes with $7,500 that will go to Holy Name, and a big screen TV for Coach Sullivan.

Coach Sullivan was initially nominated for the award in October 2015. He was selected in mid-October as one of three finalists in the Men’s Coach of the Year category. Coach Sullivan earned his spot in the final three after the sponsor chose him based on the following judging criteria: Coaching excellence, sportsmanship and integrity, and commitment to the community. Voting was then open to the public during part of October and throughout November.

The final decision was announced on Thursday, January 14, 2016 during a ceremony at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Coach Sullivan’s wife, Kelly, as well as Principal Shelbrey Blanc and Assistant Principal Karen Carter, were there to help him celebrate this wonderful award.

Coach Sullivan began the existing Holy Name hockey program during the 2003-2004 school year. Since then, he has built the team into one of the premier programs in Northeast Ohio. During the 2006-2007 season, the team won the prestigious Baron Cup III. They were the Division I Brooklyn District Runner-Up, as well as the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League (GCHSHL) Red Division Title winners, in 2013. Because of all his efforts, and his dedication to Holy Name, Coach Sullivan was inducted into the Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame as a coach in 2011.

The hockey team is now a member of the tough Great Lakes Hockey League (GLHL), which was established at the start of the 2013-2014 season. Coach Sullivan was the inaugural GLHL Coach of the Year in 2014, and continues to be a great leader for a program that now features both varsity and JV teams. He makes sure his team remains involved in the community, as his players have worked with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the American Red Cross, and local youth hockey programs. This year, the team hosted its annual Santa Skate at Parma’s Ries Rink, where members of the community could skate with Santa for free and could rent skates for $3. They also collected jars of peanut butter and donations for the Parma Peanut Butter Drive, which benefits the All Faiths Pantry.

Along with his coaching duties, Coach Sullivan is a history teacher at Holy Name.

We congratulate Coach Sullivan on his award, and thank him for all of his contributions to the Holy Name Community!

Shelbrey Blanc Announced as new Principal

Shelbrey Blanc Announced as new Principal

Holy Name High School | March 10, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our search for a new Principal of Holy Name High School. Effective July 1, 2014 Shelbrey Blanc ’95 will become the new principal of Holy Name. Mrs. Blanc is currently the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Teacher Supervision at Holy Name, a position she has held since 2009. She will become the first female lay principal in Holy Name’s history.
During her high school years at Holy Name she was freshman and sophomore class president, a 4 year participant on the track team, president of French club, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Upon graduation from Holy Name, Mrs. Blanc attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Language in French in 1999. She was then named a teaching fellow at Boston College where she taught Elementary and Intermediate French classes to undergraduates and also earned her Master’s degree there in 2001.

Prior to returning to Holy Name as a French teacher and Foreign Language Department Chairperson, Mrs. Blanc worked as an English instructor to adolescents and adults in Lyon, France for two years.

“I am thrilled to accept the position of Principal of my alma mater and I look forward to working with the alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and students of Holy Name by leading the continued development of the oldest co-educational Catholic high school in the Diocese of Cleveland,” Mrs. Blanc expressed.

With this appointment Holy Name joins other diocesan high schools in adopting the successful model of separating the offices of principals and presidents. Current President/Principal Ben Farmer will continue as President of Holy Name.

“We are delighted that Shelbrey’s love for the Holy Name community is translating into a new role as principal. We welcome a new energy as this model of administration is initiated,” stated Ms. Margaret Lyons, Secretary for Catechetical Formation and Education and Superintendent of Schools.
Please join us in congratulating Shelbrey Blanc and welcoming her into her new role at Holy Name.

Thank you,
The Administration of Holy Name High School.

HN Hockey Opens New Locker Room

HN Hockey Opens New Locker Room

Holy Name High School Reports |  September 16, 2013

Holy Name’s Hockey Team celebrated the opening of their new locker room at Ries Rink. Players, coaches, staff and parents all joined the celebration.

Special thanks to all who made this fantastic project happen.  Head Coach Tim Sullivan and his staff has built a powerhouse program at HN. We thank them for all their hard work and dedication.


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