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JCHS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

2018-03-14

 JCHS AD and FB Coach Mickey Groody.pdf

JOHN CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS

NEW ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HEAD FOOTBALL COACH



John Carroll High School is proud to announce its new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Michel “Mickey” Groody. Mr. Groody comes to John Carroll with a wealth of information and experience in athletics and is looking forward to a successful career at JCHS.



“To say that I am excited to join the JCHS community is an understatement. Although I will be leaving a great position at Vero Beach High School, I am eager to take over the athletic department and football program at John Carroll, building upon its rich traditions,” remarked Groody. “I feel blessed to join a school community that puts God and family at its forefront, and I will always encourage our student athletes to respect and embrace these virtues. It is truly an honor to become a part of the JCHS family and I look forward to meeting players and parents very soon."



Most recently, Groody was the Assistant Athletic Director, a teacher, and a coach at Vero Beach High School. His coaching duties at VBHS included Varsity Football Special Teams Coordinator, Varsity Football Co-Offensive Coordinator, Varsity Football Running Backs Coach, Head Coach of Freshmen Football, and Head Coach of Girls’ Flag Football.



Mr. Groody graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and a minor in Business Law. While playing football for FAU on a full scholarship, he was named All-American Punter in 2010 and helped earn two Bowl Game wins for the college. In addition, Groody earned his Master’s in Educational Leadership from American College of Education.



“Mickey Groody has an outstanding work ethic, exceptional communication skills, is highly organized, and will be a positive role model for our student-athletes,” remarked Rev. Thomas E. Barrett, President of John Carroll High School. “We have a tradition of successful athletic programs at John Carroll High School and look forward to continuing that success with Mr. Groody. His strong Catholic faith will help him guide our families during their time at JCHS, and we are excited to welcome him to the JCHS family.”



As the AD, Mr. Groody will have oversight of the athletic programs for all high school sports. He will supervise high school coaches, parent volunteers, student athletes, and high school sporting events. These sports include the fall sports: cheerleading- JV/V, cross country (boys & girls), football- JV/V, golf (boys & girls), volleyball- F/JV/V, swimming & diving (boys & girls), winter sports: basketball - boys JV/V and girls JV/V, cheerleading, weightlifting (girls), soccer (boys & girls), and spring sports: baseball- JV/V, lacrosse (boys & girls), softball, tennis (boys & girls), track & field (boys & girls).



Please join us in welcoming Mr. Mickey Groody to his new role as Athletic Director starting for the 2018-2019 school year, and as the Head Football Coach starting April 1, 2018. For more information about the school and its vibrant sports program, please visit our website, www.JohnCarrollHigh.com, or call 772-464-5200.

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