2016 Boys Varsity & JV Flag Football Team

The athletic department at Holy Family School is dedicated and committed to helping students develop character, social growth and physical skills through a variety of sports. Beginning in 5th grade (with the exception of track), Holy Family students may take advantage of the school’s traditionally successful athletic program which competes in the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) athletics program sponsored by Catholic Charities of Los Angeles. There are roughly 175 schools that participate in CYO sports. Holy Family is one of the 44 schools in the Northern Region. The varsity level is deemed competitive and includes a post-season.


Varsity Girls 2016 Volleyball Team

Holy Family’s athletic success includes numerous conference championships, and as a group, Holy Family teams have distinguished themselves by achieving the highest level of teamwork and sportsmanship. In the 2009-2010 school year, all of our varsity teams advanced to at least the 2nd round of the playoffs, with our varsity girls volleyball team losing in the Final Four and finishing in 4th place overall.  During the 2011-2012 campaign, Holy Family won the CYO Flag Football Championship (the first championship for the school in any sport), while the Girls Soccer and Boys Volleyball teams made it to the finals and Boys Basketball advanced to the Final Four.

Foothill Conference and CYO 3rd Place Champions
2016 Varsity Volleyball Team

Last year, 2016, our Boys Varsity Volleyball Team proudly represented Holy Family as Foothill Conference Champions then moved onto the CYO Finals taking 3rd! Go Knights!

Holy Family usually competes against the same schools during the conference season. The following schools make up the East Foothill Conferemce: Assumption (Pasadena), Holy Angels (Arcadia), ICA – Immaculate Conception/Annunciation (Arcadia), St. Andrew (Pasadena),   St. Elizabeth (Altadena), S.S. Felicitas & Perpetua (San Marino), St. Luke (Temple City), St. Philip (Pasadena), and St. Rita (Sierra Madre).

2013 Track Team
2013 Track Team
Holy Family School offers the following sports:
  • Boy’s basketball – grades 5/6 & 7/8 (winter)
  • Girl’s basketball – grades 5/6 & 7/8 (winter)
  • CoEd flag football – grades 5/6 & 7/8 (fall)
  • Boy’s soccer – grades 6-8 (spring)
  • Girl’s soccer – grades 6-8 (spring)
  • CoEd track – grades 3-8 (spring)
  • Boy’s volleyball – grades 5-8 (spring)
  • Girl’s volleyball – grades 5/6 & 7/8 (fall)
  • Girls Softball – grades 5-8 (spring)
HFS 2017 Golf Club



Additionally, the CYO sponsors (3) golf tournaments (Oct., Jan., May) which are open to golfers of all ages, a bowling tournament open to students in grades 5-8 (usually held in Dec.) and 2 cross country meets open to students in grades 3-8 (Oct./Nov.).

For current news from the athletics department see Holy Family Knights

About Buzz Cook 28 Articles
BA – Human Development, Azusa Pacific University MS – Physical Education, Azusa Pacific University CAA - Certified Athletic Administrator The 2016 - 2017 school year will be Coach Cook's 16th year at HFS. In 2011, he became a Certified Athletic Administrator (national certification). During his tenure, Holy Family has had (14) teams advance to the CYO semi-finals or finals; while also winning the only two CYO championships in school history. Holy Family received the Regional Director's Cup (top overall athletic program) for three consecutive years (2012 - 2014), in addition to having an HFS student athlete receive the CYO male athlete of the year award in 2013 and 2014. Coach Cook has been a member of the athletic advisory board for the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Los Angeles, the largest middle school sports organization in the U.S., since 2006. From 2007 to 2015, he served as a CYO regional rep, assisting schools (47) within the northern region with all aspects of after school athletics. For (12) years, 2001 to 2012, Coach Cook was the head coach for varsity baseball at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada. In 2010 he was named the HS coach of the year by the LA Times for the Burbank/Glendale areas (Burbank Leader, Glendale News Press). Since 2014 he has coached at Polytechnic School in Pasadena and currently serves as the head coach for varsity baseball. He is a member of several professional organizations: the NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association), NASPE (National Association for Sport and Physical Education) and the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association). He is also a PLC (Play Like a Champion) certification instructor, volunteering his time and conducting several coaching certification courses throughout the school year on behalf of the CYO.