Program Overview

The St. Barnabas Parish Athletic Program provides a participatory, recreational and competitive sports program as an extension of the St. Barnabas School academic program.  Participants learn the fundamentals of each sport and are given the opportunity to develop a sense of good sportsmanship, fair play and team spirit.  We will foster, through athletics, the spiritual, physical, and educational growth of our Christian youth.

St. Barnabas Parish is concerned with the development of the whole person—the religious, moral, social, and academic dimensions, as well as physical development.  We believe that participation in athletics is an important part of student development.  We serve the school community through its students, and the parish community through the students actively involved in the Religious Education program.
Athletic Board Members    
Chairman Greg Liss
Treasurer Angela Sheehan
Secretary Gianna Burklow
Coordinators for 2021-2022    
Football Mike McCarihan
Cheerleading Nicole O'Brien
Girls Basketball George Carson
Boys Basketball Jason Dunneback
Junior Basketball Grace Sadowski
Fall Soccer Dave Hladik
Spring Soccer Patrick Doig
Girls Volleyball Gianna Burklow
Boys Volleyball Mary Vogt
8th grade Golf PJ McGrath
Publicity John Chatz
SCC Rep Joe Herber
Family Liaison Mirlene Dossous
Family Liaison Open  
Gym Coordinator Karen Lux
Pursuant to language in the Athletic Board By-Laws, we wanted to provide every school and parish community member an overview of the role of the Family Liaison. Generally, the Family Liaison should be the first person that the parent, guardian or caretaker of a student speaks to if they have an issue or concern with something that is occurring with the student’s team. The following language from the Athletic Board’s By-Laws is instructive:

The Family Liaison shall:
Receive suggestions, recommendations and complaints from parents. Family Liaisons will utilize the “Family Liaison Issue Form” as a guide in gathering information regarding concerns.  Attempts are made to resolve most concerns through the coordinators.

Thereafter, the Board will work with the Family Liaison and agree upon a recommendation for resolution of the concern. The Family Liaison will then contact the person who had the concern and communicate the Board’s decision.

We hope this is helpful. If there are questions regarding the policy, please contact the Board Chair, Greg Liss, at