Catholic Central Welcomes Tony Jones as Community Outreach and Retention Manager

August 1, 2021, NOVI - Mr. Tony Jones has joined the Detroit Catholic Central family as the Admissions Community Outreach and Retention Manager. 

Tony will join current Director of Admissions and Public Relations, Jake Marmul ’07, and Admissions Enrollment Manager, David Sofran, in helping to bring new families into the Catholic Central community. In his role, Tony will be focusing on reaching students from diverse racial, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and forming new partnerships with middle schools and other community programs.

“We are thrilled to bring Tony on board the Admissions team,” said Fr. Fulton, Principal at Catholic Central. “He brings his personal experience with public schools to an office full of CHSL alumni, which will help us strengthen our efforts to be able to understand and work with families from all backgrounds, and make them feel welcome at Catholic Central.”

With a newly expanded bus system and increased tuition assistance available, CC has further dedicated itself to serving families who might think that a Catholic high school education is out of reach.

“I am excited to be here,” said Tony. “For me personally, it was a good time to look for a role that would allow me to spend more time with my family, and I have a passion for education that I hope to share with the students I meet. Even in my short time at Catholic Central, I have already seen what a unique place this is and how impactful it can be on a young man. I am looking forward to helping bring new families into the community while also serving and building relationships with our current students and families.”

Tony’s role helps further the Diversity Initiative at Catholic Central, as he replaces Kevin Glenn who moved into a new position as Director of Community Engagement and Diversity. 

Tony grew up in Flint, MI and graduated from Grand Blanc High School. He attended Northwestern University on a football scholarship, and graduated with a degree in Learning & Organizational Change. After Northwestern, Tony moved on to the NFL with the Washington Football Team before injury ended his playing career. Tony later joined the University of Michigan Football staff as an operations assistant before being named recruiting coordinator and Director of High School Relations. Tony resides in Canton with his wife, Keisha, and daughter, Dallas.

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Detroit Catholic Central High School is an all-boys college preparatory school founded in 1928 by the Basilian Fathers. Catholic Central is rooted in the motto “Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” and sends an average of 99% of its graduates to college. CC is located on more than 120 acres in Novi, MI, and draws students from the entire Metro Detroit region. Catholic Central prides itself on its spiritual environment, its excellent academics, and its students’ passion for extracurricular activities. The symbol of Detroit Catholic Central is the Shamrock, and its colors are Royal Blue and White in honor of Mary, Alma Mater.  
Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge” is the motto of the Basilian Fathers and the sacred mission of Catholic Central High School. For more than ninety years, the graduates of Catholic Central have made a positive impact on their communities at a local, national, and global level.