Jim Wolfinger, the architect of Eagle Rugby which has produced unmatched championship success while instilling and nurturing a champions for life spirit, has been elected to the Texas Rugby Union Hall of Fame, the ultimate individual recognition for his contributions as a coach, player and referee, a consistent driving force promoting and developing the game. [...]
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Rugby Freshmen and additional JV Games will be added to this schedule as confirmed. (Current as of 1/9/20) Date Day Event Location Kick-Off Times 01.09.20 Thursday Eagles Rugby 2020: Parent & Player Pre-Season Meeting Turner Hall 6:30 PM All Players / All Teams 01.18.20 Saturday Ruggapalooza 2020 | 7-8 Team, [...]
Mustang CAT, in collaboration with the local professional rugby team, the Houston Sabercats, raised $5,000 in support of the St. Thomas High School Rugby team. The collaboration raised funds through a program entitled, “Bucks for the Ruck.” Mustang CAT Vice President and General Manager of Mustang Power Systems, Kurt Hanson (STH Class of ’83), had [...]
One of the signature players in the history of Eagle Rugby is next bound for Baylor. Two-time All-American Griffin Maat ‘17 is continuing his student-athlete career for a rising program in the Red River Conference after choosing from group of finalists that included Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma. Among many influential factors, Maat made a [...]
HEAD COACH: Jim Wolfinger 19th year as head coach 19th year in the Eagle program Four national championship tournaments, six state championships and three Western Rugby Union championships LOOKING BACK TO 2016 The Eagles successfully navigated one of the most rigorous schedules in the country, including national and traditional Houston-area powers. Among the notable victories [...]
Eagle scholar Kellin McGowan ‘19 is continuing the family’s acclaimed legacy of accomplishment at St. Thomas. The first African-American valedictorian in the institution’s prestigious history was also the 2019 Albert R. Gaelens Award winner recognized as the senior student who best embodies the Basilian credo of Teach Me Goodness, Discipline and Knowledge. He was showcased [...]
The St. Thomas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Alphabetically, the inductees are: RICHARD KRISTINIK ‘57 acclaimed two-sport athlete who earned six varsity letters and was a four-time member of the St. Thomas Club accepted scholarship to Rice University when he hit .422 during senior season while winning the 1961 Southwest Conference batting title [...]
How do we remember our contributors? Some leave indelible impressions through tenure over years or even decades, thereby becoming part of an institution’s fabric through their dependable presence. Others shine brightly, creating unforgettable memories regardless of their longevity. Others still permeate our consciousness for their role as selfless facilitators, whether lifting colleagues or the community [...]
For more than a century, select St. Thomas alumni have achieved a level of excellence within their chosen fields or professions and have brought extraordinary benefit to the school and their communities. Meet many of our significant achievers who exemplify the spirit of service that students cultivate while at St. Thomas, and some of those [...]
Difficult is why footprints are on the moon. If the road were easy, it often meant going the wrong way. Difficult challenges limits and reveals potential. No matter how daunting the struggle ... difficult is worth it. Difficult makes us who we are. Six luminaries traveled the difficult climb of most resistance and ascended to [...]