The Sacred Heart Athletic Hall of Fame was initiated in 1980 to honor the individual efforts that have contributed to the school's outstanding athletic success over the years. Requirements for selection are:
A sketch of each inductee along with a brief list of accomplishments hangs in the school hall.
Earl Hartman '66, Sandy Pohl Sabuda '84 and Jill Jackson Stankewicz '94 will be inducted into the Sacred Heart Academy Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming ceremonies on Friday, September 27, 2019. The Hall was initiated in 1980 and to date 107 former athletes have been honored.
Earl’s high school athletic career was curtailed by a pair of broken legs in the winter of his freshman year. He did earn four varsity letters including being captain of the baseball team. He also set unbreakable school basketball records in career and season field goal percentage by making BOTH of his field goal attempts during his one varsity basketball season. (He also made all five of his JV attempts in his partial freshman year!) But it is Earl’s coaching record that earns him the Hall recognition. As of induction he has coached 36 years that includes a State Championship and two runner-up finishes. He was named Michigan Class D coach of the year in 1987 and Overall Coach of the year in 1996. He was inducted into the Michigan High School Baseball Coach’s Hall of Fame in 2008. By being named head coach of the west high school all stars in 2001, the visiting team, he lays claim to be the first high school coach ever to coach at Comerica Park. His 781-356 record places him 10th on the all-time list in Michigan, 5th among active coaches.
Sandy earned 13 letters in track, volleyball, basketball, softball and cross-country. She was MVP in volleyball and basketball and made three trips to the state finals in track and one in cross-country. Sandy is a cardiac rehabilitation nurse at MidMichigan Medical. She and husband Dave have two children, Tyler ‘12 and Lauren ’14.
Jill earned 11 varsity letters in softball, basketball, volleyball and cheerleading. She was MVP in basketball and volleyball and received all state honors twice in softball. Her cheerleading teams finished second and third in the state. She still holds school records for consecutive free throws (19) and free throw percentage (86.4). Her husband Justin’s job with General Motors took the Stankewicz family to Singapore, Thailand, and South Korea the past seven years, but they have returned to settle in Lyon Township, Michigan. Jill and Justin have three children.