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St. Patricia Coach of the Year

On Saturday, February 19, 2022, the St. Patricia Athletics Program recognized Jen Rutledge as the 2021-22 Coach of the Year! Coach Rutledge has played a key role in helping create a successful Girls Volleyball program and her commitment to recruiting and mentoring coaches has been integral to the future of youth sports for our Bobcat athletes.

The award was presented by Rick Kelleher, a long-time St. Patricia Coach who is much loved by the community. Coach Rick began his coaching career the same way countless other have before, he stepped up when no one else volunteered to coach. “At the time, I viewed it as a burden. After a few years, I began to think differently. I had met so many fantastic boys and girls as well as their families that I couldn’t wait for another season to begin! I now know that this experience has been a true gift to me, and I find myself grateful and forever thankful to St. Patricia for asking me back all these years. I’m so happy and proud to have answered that long ago call. I thank God and thank you, St. Patricia!”

The Athletic Program is incredibly proud to be able to honor Coach Rutledge and we are so grateful to Coach Kelleher for his many years of dedication. St. Patricia is blessed to have both these amazing coaches share their time, talent, and love of the game with our student athletes! Thank you!

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