Mr. Paul Kelly, M.A., is our new Director of CYO Athletics. Paul has a strong background and is not new to Catholic Charities. He worked in youth and young adult ministry for Catholic Charities for ten years earlier in his career. He also worked as a Crisis Manager at a Runway Shelter in Kalamazoo, MI and served as the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at Walsh University. He then became the Director of Youth Faith Formation at St. Gabriel Parish in Concord Township. While there he served thousands of children and families with great love and determination for fifteen years, leading programs and working with countless volunteers.
Paul has an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Theology from the University of Dayton. He served as a CYO Coach for six years and he has coached in other settings. He and his wife Kate have two boys Conor 18 and Ryan 16. Both played CYO Basketball, from 4th - 8thgrade as well as flag and tackle football with many amazing memories and cherished stories! Paul and Kate have been active in parish life and ministry at St. Gabriel and beyond.
Mary Ann brings decades of experience and expertise to CYO. The St. Vincent High School grad played volleyball, basketball and ran track. She earned her Education degree from Kent State University while playing basketball and softball. Mary Ann completed her master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron. She earned All-American honors as a softball player and was inducted into the Akron Amateur Softball Hall of Fame in 1997.
Mary Ann coached girl’s basketball at Archbishop Hoban High School from 1979-1990 where she led the team to the school's first and only OHSAA Division II State Basketball title in 1988. She became the first softball coach in the school’s history where she won five OHSAA Division II State Softball titles in a ten-year period. Over thirty-two of her student-athletes were awarded college scholarships. Mary Ann has been a presenter at the University of Notre Dame Play Like A Champion Today annual national leadership conference and has been a presenter at the University of Notre Dame’s CUSHWA CENTER’S National Symposium on CYO Sports.
Beth Flynn joined the Diocese of Cleveland CYO in September 2017 as temporary staff, but she moved to full time in 2018. Her path began at an early age as she would spend her weekends at the Corpus Christi Recreation Center in Dayton, OH where her father, Jim, ran a pee-wee basketball league for 30 years. Jim was also one of the founding members of CYO of Greater Dayton in 1983.
Beth participated in CYO volleyball, basketball, and softball while attending Corpus Christi School. Upon entering Chaminade-Julienne High School, she joined the reserve tennis team. During her 4 years of participation she mentored underclassman and new athletes.
Beth worked in the sports and athletic industry throughout her career, beginning with her high school job in the ticket office for the Dayton Dragons. Additionally, she worked for Athletic Video while attending The Ohio State University, as well as part-time jobs and internships with other organizations including, the Columbus Crew, Tennessee Smokies, Cleveland Browns, and Lake County Captains.
Beth spends her time playing roller derby and has served in leadership for her local league, as well as the Rules Theory Panel and Board of Directors for the international governing body. She also enjoys puzzles and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.
Beth has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Ecology from The Ohio State University and obtained her CAA in December 2022.
After 25 years as a Private Wealth Director, followed by 5 years as a public school Treasurer/CFO, Jeff brings a great deal of experience, knowledge and skills to his new role as CYO Assistant Administrator. In addition to his professional background, Jeff is a former high school accounting and marketing teacher. He has been an OHSAA basketball official since 1992 and served as a Head Coach and Athletic Director for over ten years at the St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Parma.
Jeff graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education, as well as a Master Degree in Vocational Education from Bowling Green State University. He has also attended Ursuline College and Ashland University to achieve certifications in school administration.
Jeff has been married for 30 years to Rita (Schaefer) Hall, a Clinic Nurse Specialist, University Hospitals of Cleveland. Jeff and Rita have two sons, Brendan (26) and Brad (23), both graduates of Padua Franciscan High School.
Victor Rosato has been with the CYO Athletic Department since 2000, serving as CYO Athletic Director from 2011-2014 and currently is Athletic Program Coordinator.
Previously, he was the Parish Athletic Director as well as CYO coach for Soccer and Fast Pitch Softball Coach at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Cuyahoga Falls. Vic has also been a CYO Commissioner.
His athletic background also includes: Varsity Cross Country Coach for 8 years, Varsity Track & Field Coach for 14 years at Cuyahoga Falls High School. He also coached soccer for 5 years and was Faculty Manager at Cuyahoga Falls High School for 2 years. Vic was Athletic Director at Midpark High School for 3 years. He has been an OHSAA Certified Basketball Official for 16 years.
Vic has also officiated soccer, baseball, and softball. He was inducted into the Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Baseball Association in 2006. Vic attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and received the 1983 Distinguished Jaycee Award. He is a member of: The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, the Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, and the National Organization of Sports Officials.
His hobbies include watching Cleveland sports teams, NCAA Basketball, playing golf and spending time with the family.
Noelia began working for CYO in 1979 and has 44 years of dedicated service. She received her Associate Degree from Lorain County Community College. Her job responsibilities include: Coaches Development Program, Contact Line Communication, Hometown Ticketing, Hall of Fame, Incidents Management, Membership, Sanctioned Events, Tennis, and Twitter.
David brings years of experience to the CYO. He was the Athletic Director at St. Michael (Independence) for 30 years. He oversaw all aspects of the program including but not limited to, registrations (team and player), fund raising, site directing, coaching, concessions, uniforms and equipment.
He is a member of the 2008 class of the Diocese of Cleveland CYO Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Athletic Advisory Committee (AAC) and assisted in the development of the original Diocese of Cleveland Charter and Bylaws and the major revision that took place upon the merger of the Cleveland CYO and Akron CYO. In 2017 he was hired as an Athletic Commissioner and currently is an Athletic Program Coordinator.
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