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Hello and Welcome to Saint John Paul the Great, my name is Donald Palmer, and I am the Athletic Director here at John Paul the Great. I am privileged to serve your child during their time here as a Wolf! I oversee the various components of the John Paul Athletic Program, from managing coaches to helping maintain the athletic facilities and many items in between. First and foremost, however, our athletic program is here to assist in developing and forming your child. We see sports and athletics not as an end in and of itself but as a means to help our student-athletes develop personally and interpersonally, form a sense of leadership, grow in sportsmanship, and build character.
Our athletic program strives to help our student-athletes build character and give them experiences on and off the field that will benefit them later in life. We do this by teaching and fostering a desire to improve and compete at the highest level while at the same time respecting each person with the dignity that is inherent in them. At John Paul, your child will learn tremendous truths and skills in the classroom; I hope your child will also learn outside the school through participating in a team here at John Paul. Sports done correctly can assist each child in developing discipline, teamwork, humility, respect, commitment, self-control, perseverance, and charity. We desire these virtues to be cultivated through our sports program as each team, coach, and student-athlete strives to improve their skills in their specific sports to the best of their ability and in the pursuit of victory.
Everyone involved in JP Athletics--the coaches, Athletic Trainer, Strength Coaches, Assistant Athletic Directors, and volunteers--will constantly serve your children to help them develop into their best possible selves.

Donald Palmer
Athletic Director
Saint John Paul the Great
A Few Fact about JP Athletics:
  • 17 Sports are offered equating to 37 teams.
  • Over 50 student-athletes went on to play college sports.
  • Private team masses throughout the season.
  • Access to Collegiate-level facilities including:
    • Artificial Turf Fields
    • 8 Lane Track & Field Facility
    • Baseball and softball fields
    • 2 Full-Size Gymnasiums
    • State-of-the-art Weight Room
    • Wrestling Room
  • Student-Athlete and Coach’s handbook and code of behavior
  • ABSOLUTELY NO Financial Aid is given for Athletic Ability
  • Over 80% of Student-body participate in at least 1 sport
  • Over 40% of Student-Athletes are Multi-Sport Athletes

Contact Athletics:
Mr. Donald Palmer
Athletic Director
Mrs. Diana Foster
Assistant Athletic Director