John Fogarty is in his third year as Director of Athletics at Benedictine. He came to Benedictine in January of 2007 to teach Algebra 2 and coach the varsity golf team. Mr. Fogarty brings a wealth of experience in Catholic high school education to Benedictine. A native New Yorker, he spent 18 years in the Catholic High School Athletic Association of New York and Brooklyn/Queens before relocating to Richmond, Va. with his family.
Before coming to Benedictine, Mr. Fogarty was the Director of Athletics at Regis High School in NYC. At Regis, Mr. Fogarty's responsibility was to administer an athletic program that would be an integral component of the educational experience of the student-athletes at the academically high powered, Jesuit institution. Conducting a 360 evaluation of the program, Mr. Fogarty, with the administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni, were successful in structuring an athletic program that was a model for all catholic high schools, the integration of academics, athletics and spirituality. To that end, he has worked with the Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development at Neumann University in Pennsylvania.
Prior to Regis, Mr. Fogarty spent one year at Xaverian high school in Brooklyn as a teacher, coach and assistant athletic director. From 1986-1999 Mr. Fogarty worked in the high school seminary system for the Archdiocese of NY and the Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens. Mr. Fogarty taught Math and Phys. Ed at Cathedral Prep Seminary in Manhattan and Queens. During his time at Cathedral he also coached Soccer, Basketball, Baseball and Golf and was the Director of Athletics. In speaking about his time at Cathedral he said, “It was a truly rewarding experience to assist in the formation of young men considering a vocation to the priesthood.”
In college, Mr. Fogarty was a four-year starter on the basketball team at Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception. He was also a playing member of the Kerry Gaelic Football Club of NY from 1982-2004. Mr. Fogarty lives in Glen Allen with his wife Lisa and children Conor('14) and Lauren. They are parishioners of St. Bridget's.