Eagles Baseball Head Coach to Retire

After 20 seasons, Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School head baseball coach Mike Barhorst is retiring.

“There have been no regrets,” said Barhorst. “I’ve had wonderful team parents over the years and have made many friends. I even met my current wife, Lisa, because of CJ baseball. I will always be a CJ Eagle!”

Barhorst, a 1985 graduate of the school, currently has a 144-113 overall coaching record.

“The early years were a struggle,” Barhorst laughed.

2018-2019 Winter Sports Recap

The winter sports season was full of great wins, some tough losses, and tearful goodbyes to coaches. Learn more about each sports’ season highlights below:

Men’s Basketball
Record 19-5
The men’s basketball team earned several accolades this season, including winning the GCL North, being named #1 in the AP DII state ranking poll for two weeks in a row, and finishing #7 in the final AP DII state ranking poll.

Dave Burrows Named New Women's Soccer Head Coach

We welcome Dave Burrows as the new head coach for the CJ women’s soccer program. Burrows, who has nearly 30 years of soccer coaching experience, most recently served as the assistant JV coach for the Eagles women’s soccer team.

“I am very excited for this opportunity to be a part of a great team,” said Burrows. “CJ has a strong tradition of faith, education, and athletics — we want to continue making that our focus.”

Wrestlers Return to the State Competition

Update: Congratulations to the men's wrestling team! Hunter Johns placed third in the state and Isaiah Wortham placed fourth.

First report: The four wrestlers representing CJ at the state tournament only have one goal in mind. Winning.

David Frederick ‘21, Hunter Johns ‘19, Nick Machuca ‘20 and Isaiah Wortham ‘20 were cheered on by classmates as they participated in a Walk to State on Thursday, March 7. The wrestlers were flanked by other members of the team and first-year head coach Joel Sanchez.

Swimmers Qualify for State Tournament

Update: Congratulations to the Eagles swimming state qualifiers! Zelina placed 8th in the state in the 200 yard freestyle and 12th in the 100 yard backstroke, the men's 200 and 400 yard freestyle relay (Zelina, Gongora, Wilkson, Brown) placed 13th and 14th in the state respectively, Reid placed 11th in the state in the 100 yard backstroke. Great job, Eagles!

Class of 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees

There were hard-fought tournament wins and well-earned league awards, varsity letters and school records, but it was the lessons these athletes learned on the playing field – not the accolades – that lasted long after they left Chaminade Julienne.

From state qualifiers, to collegiate scholarship recipients, to a man who spent decades promoting youth sports, this year’s Chaminade Julienne Hall of Fame class is varied and diverse, but they all know what it means to be an Eagle.


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