Crean Lutheran High School has established a first-rate athletic department that is dedicated to teaching Christian character development through the pursuit of competitive excellence in sports. The "Purpose" is to Transform lives and the "Goal" is to win.
Athletic Department Mission Statement
“Crean Lutheran High School fosters an environment where each Student Athlete’s welfare and personal development come first! Athletic department staff and coaches are committed to enhancing spiritual growth and promoting Christian character, while also providing a safe environment for our student athletes to learn, compete and have fun.”
The Crean Lutheran Athletic Mission Statement is based off 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.
In this verse, the apostle Paul evangelizes before the Corinthians to adopt a purposeful, goal-oriented spiritual life. He focuses on this ideal as a calculated road map to success - but for a different goal and for a different prize. Paul’s exhortation hits at the core of the philosophy and foundation of the Crean Lutheran High School Athletic Department. CLHS Athletics offers a competitive and comprehensive Christ-centered athletic department that seeks to inculcate in each student-athlete the inherent value of embracing the journey over the destination, the process over perfection. In lockstep with the school’s overall mission statement of..“Proclaiming Jesus Christ Through Excellence in Education,”
Saints Student Athletes and Coaches embody CHRIST through:
Commitment - Honor - Responsibility - Integrity - Service - Teamwork
The Saints Athletic Department is committed to providing the necessary environment and resources that will allow teams and student-athletes to compete and achieve success while glorifying God and learning life lone lessons. In that pursuit of excellence, the athletic department expects all coaches, student-athletes, fans and guests display Christian character and sportsmanship at all times and in all situations. CLHS is governed by, and adhere to CIF institutional bylaws, rules and regulations.
Mr. Eric Olson
CLHS Athletic Director