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Bay Area Coaching Legends Recognized for Transforming Lives

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Bay Area Coaching Legends Recognized for Transforming Lives

Catholic Charities CYO Athletics Hall of Fame pays tribute to local coaching heroes and brings a spotlight to programs serving 12,000 students across the Bay Area. 

San Francisco, CA (April 30, 2024) – The 13th Annual Catholic Charities CYO Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner was held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco, California. Vern Glenn of KPIX hosted, which featured a reception and silent auction dinner. 

Each year, the Hall of Fame honors individuals who have distinguished themselves by embodying the core values of CYO Athletics, including leadership, team play, and good sportsmanship via their sports careers.  The event also brings visibility to Catholic Charities youth-centered programming, which promotes community, stewardship, and friendship to 12,000 children across the Bay Area.

“We were pleased to have honored accomplished role models who have a track record of positive coaching and sportsmanship in their communities. Their professional and personal accomplishments light the way for future generations, including children in our popular athletics programs and camps.” says Tom Bowen, Catholic Charities Chief Philanthropy Officer.  “Our hope is that some of our young participants will become future inductees.” 

Below are the people honored in 2024: 

Vince DeLucca (Posthumous) of Holy Name  

Vince DeLucca grew up on 39th Avenue in the Sunset District, attended Mark Twain Elementary School, and graduated from Holy Name School in 1972. He attended St. Ignatius High School, enlisted in the US Marine Corps, and was trained as an auto mechanic. After leaving the service, Vince worked at Melrose Motors in San Francisco.  

His love of basketball started at Holy Name when he was on the 1970 Archdiocese of San Francisco championship 6th grade basketball team. Always a sports fan and with fond memories of being a Holy Name Panther, Vince started as school sports Athletic Director in the spring of 2006 before joining the school staff. He coached many Holy Name boys’ and girls’ teams to their championship seasons. Besides handling custodian activities at the School, Vince was Holy Name’s Gym Director and girls’ Athletic Director and coach for multiple teams. He was a constant presence around the school and parish community, assisting wherever needed.  

He will be remembered as a supportive and encouraging mentor to his young athletes. Vince passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021, at the age of 63.  

Lou Reynaud of St. Emydius  

Lou Reynaud was born and raised in San Francisco and attended St. Emydius. The influence of Lou’s Catholic education and his participation in CCCYO camp and athletics had a profound impact on his life. Lou has had an illustrious coaching career in high school and D1 universities, including UC Berkeley, University of Houston, Rice University, and UC Santa Barbara. He is a former Oakland Police Department officer, current UC Santa Barbara Administrator, and Santa Barbara Fire & Police Commissioner. When asked to sum up his athletics philosophy related to youth sports, Lou says, “Participation, fair play, and sportsmanship. Learning about teamwork, hard work, and creating a fun culture. Playing for the ‘love of the game.’ Learning life lessons. Creating lifetime friendships.” He also shares, “The one constant in my life has been Catholic Charities and CYO Athletics.”  

Mike Stasko of St. Philips  

Mike Stasko began his CCCYO coaching career at St. Peter’s as a freshman at Riordan High. Mike would eventually coach at his alma mater, St. James, while earning his degree at St. Mary’s College and playing football for the Gaels. Mike left coaching CCCYO in 1974 but returned in 1999 to coach his children. Mike continued to coach baseball and basketball at St. Philips, where he was also Athletic Director from 2001 to 2015. Mike served in the Belmont Police Department from 1976 to 1980, the San Francisco Police Department from 1980 to 2012, and in the East Palo Alto Police Department, working as a Cold Case Homicide Detective, Commander, and Captain. When asked to sum up his athletics philosophy related to youth sports, Mike says, “I tell my players they represent themselves, their parents, the school, and me. Be a role model and protect those weaker than themselves. Strive to give 100% all the time, no matter what you do. Believe in themselves.” 

About CCCYO Athletics: CCCYO Athletics is committed to positive coaching and sportsmanship for children and their parents, learning to live together in a diverse community, maximizing talents, and fostering physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual strength. CCCYO Athletics serves Marin, north coastal San Mateo, and San Francisco counties and offers soccer, basketball, and volleyball for boys and girls and co-ed baseball, track and field, and cross-country. Additionally, the program offers a physical education program throughout the archdiocese. CCCYO Athletics currently serves over 12,000 kids in 3 counties and continues to build leaders every day. Catholic Charities’ mission is rooted in faith traditions of charity and justice. The 2024 Hall of Fame reception and dinner support young athletes’ growth.