Athletic Mission Statement
The Serra Athletic Department's mission is to cultivate an atmosphere of athletic excellence that fosters a spirit of positive sportsmanship. We strive to develop the gifts and talents of each student-athlete, while stressing Gospel values in an environment of mutual respect.
At Serra, athletes become champions. Junípero Serra has a rich tradition of athletic competition. Step into our gym to view our championship banners. Visit our Athletic Hall of Fame—Serra’s record of athletic success is second to none! Serra competes in the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL), the most competitive high school league in California. We teach skills that develop our athletes’ talents and abilities, while promoting sportsmanship and teamwork.
PADRES represent: Pride, Attitude, Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm and Sportsmanship!
Serra coaches are competent and knowledgeable about their sport. Most of our coaches are full-time educators who are as committed in the classroom as they are to the sport they coach. They are role models who are dedicated to developing men of integrity. Many of our coaches are Padre alums themselves. The current staff has more than 15 alums who have come back to Serra to continue the Padre tradition.
Fourteen sports are offered throughout the year, but you don’t have to be an athlete to participate in athletics. There are numerous opportunities for students to get involved as team managers, statisticians, student athletic trainers and event management staff. Padre sports include cross country, football, water polo, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball, crew, golf, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, track and wrestling.