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SHA welcomes new Athletic Director

Dan Haggart has joined the Sacred Heart Academy administrative team as the new Athletic Director and Dean of Students. He is a lifelong resident of Clare, Michigan and a 1982 graduate of Clare High School who fondly remembers the days when SHA played Clare in football. Dan is a 1986 graduate of Northwood University. He played 4 years of college football, followed by 10 years of semi-pro football for teams throughout Michigan, including the Lansing Crusaders, the Jackson Bombers and the Kalamazoo Tornadoes. He returned to the Great Lakes Bay area, earned his teaching certificate from Saginaw Valley, and then became the athletic director at Clare High School in 2000. After four years in the role, he chose to pursue teaching roles for several years. In 2013 he returned to the athletic director position in Clare, where he served until accepting the SHA role. “I am very familiar with the academic and athletic traditions at SHA and look forward to being part of the program excellence,” he said. In his free time, Dan enjoys spending time with friends and family, including his mom, Betty Grisdale Haggart, SHA ’53. Over the years, he has also coached JV and Varsity football, and truly has a love and appreciation for all sports. Dan also values the key role sports plays in building the leadership qualities and self-esteem of young people.