About Athletics

Home of the Sentinels
 
The athletic philosophy of the Seton Catholic Preparatory Athletic Department promotes individual dignity, personal development and social interaction. Here, we are dedicated to providing a leading athletic program for all student-athletes in a Christian atmosphere.
 
We believe athletic success is not measured solely by the number of wins and losses, or the number of trophies or championships won in a given season. Success is measured by the degree to which our student-athletes live up to the principles of the Seton Catholic Prep mission: academic excellence, leadership and loving service to others. The education of each student-athlete is our first priority. We adhere to the “Pursuing Victory with Honor” principles as outlined by the Arizona Interscholastic Association. 
 

SETON CATHOLIC SPORTS TEAMS

SETON COACHES LIST
Name Sport email
FALL Sports
Mark Bakeman Boys Golf
Marc David Cross Country
Pete Wahlheim Football [email protected]
Toni Stevenson Girls Golf
James Johnson Girls VB [email protected]
Gina Wood Spiritline
Todd Merrill Swim & Dive
WINTER Sports
Carter Aby Boys Basketball
Grant Wagner Boys Soccer
Karen Self Girls Basketball [email protected]
Grant Wagner Girls Soccer [email protected]
Kyle Lambros Wrestling
SPRING Sports
Brian Stephenson Baseball [email protected]
Erikah Gamez Beach Volleyball
John Engelbert Boys Volleyball [email protected]
Holly Forseth Boys Tennis
Kelly Bell Girls Tennis [email protected]
Jerry Mullin Softball [email protected]
TBD Track & Field  
Michael Ahearne / Evan Shewbridge / Noah DeCaro eSports
 
Championship Quality Sports
 
  • Since 1986, Seton Catholic Prep has earned 47 state championships in AIA competition.
  • Seton Catholic Prep ranks in the Top 10 as the most winning school among all high schools in Arizona. 
  • 11 varsity sports teams participated in AIA state playoff competitions in 2020-21, winning 6 Regional Titles / 1 State Championship 
  • Varsity teams posted a 94-51 record in shortened 2020-21
  • The Class of 2021 sent 9 student-athletes on to collegiate programs
  • Many coaches and athletes have received post season sectional and all-state honors
  • Girls basketball competed in the Dick's Sports National  Championships in New York, NY in 2016 and 2017 as one of the top-ranked hig school teams in the nation. 
  • AIA Tony Komadina Award 2008-09
  • Don F. Stone Award recipient: 2002-03 / 2003-04 / 2005-06 / 2006-07
  • Recipient of AIA Sports Courage Award 2018
  • 63% of Student-athletes are recipients of the AZSports 360 All-Academic team
  • Many of our Student-athletes are multi-sport competitors
 
Opportunities Abound
 
With a total student enrollment just below 600 students, Seton Catholic Prep offers a variety of opportunities to participate in athletics. Each year, roughly 67% of all students are involved in athletic programs from the freshman to varsity levels.
 
Many student-athletes at Seton Catholic Prep find success not only during their high school careers, but also at the collegiate level. Over the past six years, more than 75 athletes from Seton Catholic Prep moved on to collegiate competition, including many Division 1 signees. Our athletics programs continually develop quality student-athletes year after year. Our coaches have the knowledge and talent to push their student-athletes to the next level.
 
Did You Know
 
  • Seton Catholic Prep competes in the AIA 4A Desert Sky Region
  • Varsity teams: 23
  • Mascot: Sentinels
  • School Colors: Red & Gold
  • Seton Catholic Prep Varsity coaches have an average of 17 years experience
  • Seton Catholic Prep Athletics employs an operations staff of 7 and more than 60 coaches
  • Average student - athlete GPA in 2020-21 is 3.58

Athletics Office Contacts

Gregg Buchanan
Athletic Director
480.963.1900, Ext. 2020

[email protected]

 

Terry Licht
Assistant Athletic Director
480.963.1900, Ext. 2123

[email protected] 

 

Jennifer Hutchison 
Admin Assistant - Athletics

[email protected] 

480.963.1900, Ext. 2021

 

Brianna Saltzman

Athletic Trainer

[email protected]

480.963.1900, Ext 2018