Mark McGreevy is in his seventh year as the Athletic Director at St. Francis Catholic High School.
He oversees a 12-sport, 27-level athletic program that has won 26 league titles and 13 Sac-Joaquin Section titles in his tenure, while 143 Troubadours signed or committed to play collegiate sports.
The Troubadours won the 2017-18 Delta League All-Sports title for the first time in the three-year history of the award. St. Francis won or tied for five league titles during the year and recorded two second-place finishes.
St. Francis has launched its partnerships with Adidas to be the official apparel brand for the school and its 500-plus student-athletes, as well it’s a Sports Ministry program with SportsLeader under McGreevy. The school has also improved facilities with the Sport Court installation in the National Guard Armory in the summer of 2018 and via a partnership with Cristo Rey High School to provide facilities for the soccer and lacrosse programs. The department also launched a new dedicated website in October 2018.
The Riverside, Calif., native has more than 20 years of experience in education in both the high school and collegiate settings, serving in varying roles ranging from coach and teacher to principal and athletic director.
McGreevy came to St. Francis from NCAA Division I UC Riverside where he was the director of athletics academic services for the Highlanders. He coordinated the academic supervision of more than 300 student-athletes to meet their academic goals, maintain their eligibility and stay on track for graduation. He also coordinated initial and continual eligibility and served as the department liaison with the faculty and student affairs departments across campus.
He was on the UCR staff for seven years after returning to the school in July 2005 as the director of student-athlete services. He also had a two-year stint at Saint Martin’s (Wash.) University, serving as the school’s director of NCAA compliance and sports information director from 2003-05.
McGreevy first worked at UCR from 2001-02 as a graduate intern in the Compliance Office while completing his master of science degree in education with an emphasis on sports leadership from Cal Baptist University. He then was named the director of athletics at CEDU High School in Running Springs, Calif., where he also coached the boys varsity basketball and created and coached the first sports program for girls in school history – the girls varsity volleyball program.
McGreevy, 48, graduated from Cal State San Bernardino in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in geography. After graduation, he taught at a variety of schools in San Diego, Murrieta Valley, and Lake Elsinore, including an initial two years at CEDU before volunteering for a two-year post with the Lay Mission Helpers of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Stationed in Pago Pago, American Samoa, McGreevy was principal of Marist College Preparatory High School from 1998-2000. Upon his return stateside, McGreevy spent one year in professional baseball as the assistant director of operations for the Triple-A Pacific Coast League assisting President Branch Rickey.
An active member in his local community, McGreevy currently participates in prison ministry with the Catholic Chaplain programs at Folsom State Prison, assisting with inmate-led intercessionary prayer group. He worked with UCR Guardian Scholars, a group providing a network of success for college student emancipated from the foster care system. While in Washington state, he was selected for Leadership Thurston County, a program sponsored by the chamber of commerce, and was a presidential appointee to the Diversity and Equity Team at Saint Martin’s University. He also served as a mentor to first-generation college students in the Washington Achiever Scholars Program.
McGreevy is a graduate of Riverside’s Notre Dame High School, lettering in basketball and track and field. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, listening to music, exercising, and traveling. He also plays for the Sacramento Suns Australian Rules Football Club, competing in local, regional and national tournaments throughout the year.
He and his wife, Cassy, who is the school’s Director of Student Activities, live in Davis with their three daughters: Claire ‘19, Maggie ‘21, and Tess.
Troubadour Achievements under McGreevy
- 143 Collegiate Commitments
- 21 League Titles
- 11 Section Championships