Kevin Godfroy has been named the athletic director of Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne. He assumes the role on Aug. 1.
A native of Huntington, and now a resident of Roanoke, Godfroy grew up at St. Mary and Sts. Peter and Paul parishes and attended Huntington Catholic and then Bishop Luers High School. He graduated from Bishop Luers in 2006 and then earned a bachelor degree in education at Miami University of Ohio in 2010. Godfroy and his wife Janna have been married for five years and are members of St. Joseph Parish, Roanoke.
Godfroy was director of student services at St. Vincent de Paul School in Fort Wayne. Prior to that post, he was a physical education teacher and athletic director for three years at Huntington Catholic and taught physical education in a joint effort at St. Bernard, Wabash, and St. Paul in Marion.
As a student at Bishop Luers High School, Godfroy was a volleyball player and member of the show choir. He said he always knew he wanted to be an athletic director. His father was an umpire for tournaments during Godfroy’s childhood.
Most recently at Bishop Luers, Godfroy has been an assistant softball coach and worked the scoreboard for basketball. He also kept the statistics for Bishop Luers football.
“I always wanted to be at Luers,” Godfroy said. “I’ve always loved the school and the family here.” He said he likes “the close-knit community, the value. That really is Luers Spirit.”
Godfroy said he was inspired by a baseball coach from his youth. The coach was a gas worker and lost his life in an accident when Godfroy was a freshman in college. “Just knowing how he affected me, pushed me towards working with kids,” Godfroy said helped to motivate his career plans.
Godfroy said his goals are “to continue the great traditions at Bishop Luers and help to build them into something greater and support the mission of the students – growth of mind, body and soul.”