A Banner Year for Journalism

A Banner Year for Journalism

Archbishop Riordan High School’s marquee publication, The Crusader, is a household name in the high school journalism space, having won 16 recent awards from local and national organizations, including the National Scholastic Press Association, California Press Women, Journalism Education Association of Northern California, and the Peninsula Press Club.

Seven students were named to the National Journalism Honor Roll, and rising senior Roman Peregrino ’18 received the Herb Caen Scholarship from the Peninsula Press Club and was accepted into the Newsroom by the Bay summer program at Stanford University.

Award-winning pieces cover a range of topics including sports, technology, politics, and local interest. View a full list of accolades and articles here.

Also, click here to download latest edition of The Crusader.

Crusader Baseball Recognized for Service

Crusader Baseball Recognized for Service

The Crusader baseball program and head coach Brandon Ramsey were honored by the San Francisco Little League for the team’s work through the years, including the Challenger Program that serves young athletes with disabilities. We commend Coach Ramsey’s commitment to service and athletic excellence, and for inspiring Crusader athletes to do the same.

Class of 2017 College Day

Class of 2017 College Day

Congrats to our seniors who will be attending some outstanding colleges and universities in the U.S.

View photos from College Day

Boise State University
California Lutheran University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Cal Maritime
California State University, Chico
California State University, East Bay
California State University, Monterey Bay
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Sacramento
City College of San Francisco
College of San Mateo
Concordia University – Irvine
Davidson College
Dominican University of California
Foothill College
Georgetown University
Gonzaga University
Hawaii Pacific University
Humboldt State University
Johns Hopkins University
Juniata College
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Marquette University
Marywood University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Notre Dame University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Oregon State University
Pitzer College
Presentation College
Saint Mary’s College of California
San Diego State University
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Santa Barbara City College
Seattle University
Skyline College
Sonoma State University
Unitek College
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Merced
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Portland
University of San Francisco

 

Joey Curtin ’01 to Lead Basketball Program

Joey Curtin ’01 to Lead Basketball Program

The Archbishop Riordan High School Athletic Department announced today that Joey Curtin has been named the new head varsity basketball coach for the 2017-18 season.

Curtin, a 2001 graduate of Riordan, has served as a basketball coach at Riordan for the past 10 seasons, including seven as the junior varsity head coach. He also was an assistant varsity coach in 2008 when the team won the CCS Championship.

While a student at Riordan, Curtin’s team won the WCAL Championship and Norcal Championship, and were runners up in the State final.

“I’m thrilled to be able to lead the program at my alma mater, to build on the great tradition of Crusader basketball, and to work directly with the young men of Riordan,” said Curtin.

“Joey has a sharp basketball mind, he understands what it takes to succeed in the WCAL, and he is passionate about building a program,” said Director of Athletics Michael Gilleran. “His presence on campus will be a huge asset.”

Curtin will also join the staff at Riordan to support international admissions, student activities, camps, and student support programs.

The school announced earlier this month a desire to have more on campus coaches. “Having a coach who will be working on campus will allow the individual to connect with student athletes both on and off the court,” said Principal Vittorio Anastasio. “Joey is an experienced coach and will also help us fill a need in our expanding international boarding program. He brings a great skill set in sales and marketing.”

Curtin graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in business and is a member of Riordan’s alumni board. His brother is Danny Curtin ‘08, current Director of Admissions and an assistant coach in the football program.