September 13, 2021, NOVI - Detroit Catholic Central High School is very proud to announce that Mr. Aaron Babicz ’93 has been inducted into the Catholic High School League Hall of Fame in recognition for his service as Athletic Director.
Aaron’s induction as an administrator is no surprise to anyone involved in Michigan athletics. Since taking the helm of Catholic Central athletics in the fall of 2009, Aaron has helped almost 30 teams in 11 different sports hang State Championship banners, including a state record 6 teams in the 2009-2010 school year, and 13 of the 14 Shamrock athletic programs celebrate CHSL Championships. He has been able to manage the needs and growth of all of these programs, including several head coach hires, with the help of his Administrative Assistant, Nancy Johnson.
“What Aaron is able to do in the Athletics Department is absolutely incredible,” said Ed Turek ’85, President of Catholic Central. “His ability to work at such a high level, while still building the personal relationships he does with the students, is extraordinary.”
One of Aaron’s biggest impacts in the athletic department has been his push to provide opportunities for every young man who attends Catholic Central. Outside of the varsity MHSAA programs, he has worked to add boardercross, eSports, volleyball, and rugby as programs under his watchful eye. Additionally, he has worked to open the weight room and dedicated strength coaches to all students who attend Catholic Central. Teams have scheduled windows, but there is also Open Gym time where students not affiliated with a Catholic Central program are able to receive the same coaching and guidance as a varsity athlete.
“Aaron certainly personifies our Basilian charism of making young men feel welcome,” said Fr. Patrick Fulton, Principal of CC. “I don’t know too many other Athletic Directors who go out of their way to visit the Band students during the day, or hang the Academic Team Banners in the gymnasium. He does not care whether a student is a member of an athletic program at CC, he simply cares that they are his Shamrock brothers.”
One of the most passionate Catholic Central personalities there is, Aaron is a crucial component of CC spirit, brotherhood, and excellence.
“The public side of what he does, as in the banners and success of our programs, is such a small part of the story,” said Jake Marmul ’07, Director of Admissions and Public Relations. “The amount of work Aaron puts into welcoming youth groups to CC is unbelievable. He is constantly working to provide access to our facilities to youth programs throughout Metro Detroit, and it’s a huge help for us in Admissions.”
We are incredibly proud of our CC Brother. Congratulations, Aaron, on a well-deserved recognition.