After 40 years of service at Catholic High School, Director of Alumni Relations Glen Randow will retire at the end of July. “The opportunity to be associated with Catholic High School for 40 years has been a fantastic experience. I owe so much to the Catholic High family: Brothers of the Sacred Heart, the faculty and staff, the students and athletes as well as members of the alumni association and alumni board," said Randow.
Randow was the CHS head basketball coach for 23 years, and he remains the winningest basketball coach in Catholic High School history. His teams appeared in three State Final Fours, won two state runner up distinctions, made the playoffs 15 times, and won four district championships. He was the 5A Coach of the year in 1992 and was the Louisiana All-Star coach in 1982. During his coaching tenure at CHS, Randow also served as an assistant track coach, head bowling coach, head tennis coach, and he won two state titles as the head golf coach. In 2015, he was inducted into the Catholic High School Grizzly Greats Athletic Hall of Fame.
Since 2006, Randow has served as the director of alumni relations. Though not a CHS graduate himself, he has often and with gratitude referred to himself as “a Brothers’ boy.” “Glen’s evident embrace of the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart coupled with his affable, outgoing personality made him a perfect fit for the job, and the positive reception he has received from CHS alumni of all generations has repeatedly affirmed that,” said CHS Principal Lisa Harvey. “Thanks to Glen for his service to CHS and best wishes for a happy retirement.”
Succeeding Randow as director of alumni relations will be Catholic High alumnus from the class of 1997, Brian Hightower. In his 8th year of service at CHS, Hightower joined the faculty as a social studies teacher. He served as assistant principal for discipline for five years, and most recently serving as assistant principal for instruction.
“I am thrilled that Brian will be the next Alumni Director. While we will miss his significant contributions on the administration, I am confident that he will do an outstanding job for the alumni of Catholic High School, positively influencing the future of the school,” said Harvey. Hightower will begin his new role in the Office of Alumni Relations on July 1, 2017.
Joining the administrative team in the 2017-2018 school year as the new assistant principal for instruction, the role which will become vacant after Hightower assumes his new position, is Christy Kessler. Kessler, a 16-year CHS faculty member and a 20-year veteran of Catholic education, will also oversee standardized testing programs at CHS. “Christy Kessler is an outstanding addition to the leadership team of the school and will use her energy and experience to move instruction forward at Catholic High within the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. I look forward to working with her as a member of the administration,” said Harvey.