Oxbridge Academy Head of School Ralph Maurer recently announced that Pat Houlihan has accepted the director of athletics position with the school, effective July 1.
In his new role, Houlihan is responsible for overseeing 23 varsity athletic teams and programs at the private college preparatory high school in West Palm Beach.
Houlihan attended Northwestern University, where he was named a Big Ten Scholar-Athlete and earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. He is currently completing his doctoral degree in educational leadership and management at St. Thomas University.
For the past 10 years, Houlihan has taught physical education and coached basketball at the club, middle and secondary school levels.
Prior to accepting the director of athletics position at Oxbridge, he served as the assistant director of athletics at the Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, where he also served as the varsity basketball coach and as a faculty member.
“Encouraging and supporting our students to participate in athletics is an intrinsic element in the culture at Oxbridge,” Maurer said. “We are excited to welcome Pat Houlihan to our community and feel his distinguished athletic career in education and his experience and approach with students will lead to a successful tenure as director of athletics.”
For more information about the Oxbridge athletics program, visit www.oapb.org/athletics.