Athletics & Activities
The athletics and activity program at St. Augustine High School plays an indispensable role in our mission of educating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit.
Interscholastic extracurricular and athletic competition is a time-honored cornerstone of the St. Augustine High School experience. We recognize the important balance between academics, extracurricular activities and athletics, and the role they perform collectively in the development of young men, as well as in the life of the entire St. Augustine community. Interscholastic competition is available from grades 8–12, with more than 80 percent of our students competing or participating in one or more of the 24 activities and sports available.
The St. Augustine athletic department is home to 9 different sports, with a combined 18 teams at the Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshmen levels. And with no-cut sports such as cross country, golf, tennis, bowling, fishing, and soccer, there’s a place for everyone who wants to play.
The coaching staff at St. Augustine stresses competing with character--sportsmanship, teamwork, resilience, and humility are just some of the values that the young men learn and experience through activities and sports.
We are proud of the success St. Augustine groups and athletes have established. Our teams consistently earn banners and win championships, and our players frequently earn recognition as All-District and Times-Picayune All-Metro athletes. Our athletes have been recognized for their academic achievements. Many even receive national honors and college scholarships. In addition, many of our graduates have distinguished themselves with their achievements competing on intercollegiate teams.
St. Augustine enjoys a rich tradition of excellence in interscholastic activities and athletics. We welcome your participation in this tradition.
Go Purple Knights!
Director of Athletics and Activities
Mr. Ryan Sims | 1997Sims, Class of 1997, most recently served as athletic director at Booker T. Washington for the last six years, presiding over returning athletics to the school after the school returned six years ago in 2016. Sims returns to St. Augustine, where he coached baseball at St. Augustine for three years previously (2013-15). Sims also served as an assistant baseball coach at Hahnville under current Archbishop Rummel coach Frank Cazeaux in 2005 and 2006 and worked at East St. John as a coach from 2006-10.
“It is a true blessing,” Sims said. “I am happy to return to my alma mater and be placed in a position to run athletics. I’m excited and just want to build on the storied tradition of the school and make sure I follow the tradition of all the great people before me.”
Sims reveres what the school has done for him and for so many who have gone on to great success in life.
“There were so many people at St. Augustine who made a difference in my life from my coaches to my teachers to the priests at the school,” Sims said. “The brotherhood of being at St. Aug every day and the positive nature and positive role models that come from the school made a difference in my life. It all started at home with my father and mother but St. Augustine played a huge role in my development.”