Saint Joseph Regional High School has hired Damion Logan as its new Director of Athletics. Logan, a 1996 graduate of SJR, will succeed Tony Karcich, who retired in June.
Logan was one of the most accomplished student-athletes in the history of St. Joseph Regional High School. He was a three time N.J.S.I.A.A wrestling champion (and four time finalist), as well as The Record Athlete of the Week in March of 1993
He earned his BA in Sports Management and Communications from the University of Michigan in 2000, where he competed as a Division I wrestler. At Michigan, Logan was a two-time Big Ten Finalist, and was named Co-Captain of university’s wrestling team in 2000. He was a two-time NCAA Division I Wrestling All-American.
Upon graduating from Michigan, Logan served as an Administrative Assistant at Paramus Catholic, and coached wrestling at the collegiate level at Army West Point (2002), the University of Pennsylvania (2003-2006) and the Stevens Institute of Technology (2012-2014). He also served as the U.S.A. Collegiate World Team Coach and Pan American Games Team Leader in 2014 in which Team U.S.A. finished #1 overall.
He is the owner of the Apex Wrestling Academy, which he opened in 2002 and which currently has affiliates in Mahwah, Pompton Lakes, Kenilworth and Absecon, New Jersey.
“Damion impressed our committee with the breadth of his experience in business, education and athletics,” said SJR Principal Michael Bruno. “He has coached or competed at the highest levels, and he has successfully directed a growing business for the past sixteen years.”
“I am honored to have been given this opportunity to lead the St. Joseph athletic program,” said Logan. “I am well aware of the success our school has enjoyed in all sports over the years, and of SJR’s tradition of excellence. I look forward to growing that legacy.”
Principal Bruno continued: “As SJR’s head wresting coach the past two seasons, Damion has shown a tremendous rapport with our own student athletes, and has demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively with student and parents alike, two essential qualities for an effective athletic director. The fact that he is also extremely knowledgeable about NCAA regulations, as well as budgeting, employee supervision and business management made him stand out among the candidates we interviewed for the position.”
“As we look to advance an athletic program that grew tremendously under the direction of Coach Karcich, I am confident that in Damion, we have added a proven winner who will inspire our student-athletes and lead our program to even greater heights.”