A Great Catch!
Gross Catholic High School is pleased to announce that Tom Van Haute will take over as the new head football coach for the Gross Catholic Cougars starting in the upcoming 2017 season.
The hallowed halls of Gross Catholic are abuzz with the news that we have a new, vibrant coach with fresh ideas, a phenomenal work ethic, and college coaching experience! It is the right time. He is the right man for the job.
Tom Van Haute is a 2008 Gross Catholic graduate. Van Haute graduated from Hastings College where he earned his BA in Physical Education and a Coaching Endorsement. He then went on to receive his Masters in Special Education from Hastings College.
While a student-athlete playing football for Hastings College from 2008-2011, Tom Van Haute was a 4-year starter, 1st team Academic All American, 1st Team All American, 1st Team GPAC All Conference. Before coming to Gross Catholic, Van Haute was a football Graduate Assistant at Hastings College, working with the Offensive Line and Tight Ends, and was the JV Offensive Coordinator.
For two years, Coach Van Haute has been the Academic Success Coordinator and Physical Education Teacher at Gross Catholic. Van Haute is also currently the assistant football, basketball, and baseball coach at the school.
Athletic Director Mike Dempsey thinks the hiring of Van Haute to be spot on, “In his current role at Gross Catholic, Tom Van Haute has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of students through several avenues. Tom understands the Gross Catholic culture, and his experience as a coach and teacher has prepared him for this Varsity Head Football position.”
The football players were informed of the hiring of Van Haute today and they are extremely excited for the upcoming season.
Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School is a faith and family-based community committed to developing Christian leaders through educational excellence in the Marianist tradition.