De La Salle Collegiate High School
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De La Salle Collegiate High School
De La Salle Collegiate High School is an all-boys Catholic high school run by the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Founded in 1926, the school was located on the east side of Detroit before moving to its current location in Warren, Michigan in 1982.
The school first opened in 1926 across from a river called Conner Creek, but Detroit City Airport opened soon after the building of the school. The airplanes taking off would often cause the building to shake, later necessitating a change in location. The first class graduated in 1929.
In 2019 several students suspended from the American football team filed a lawsuit against De La Salle Collegiate over alleged hazing, and De La Salle Collegiate terminated the coach of the team hours after the filing. Tresa Baldas of Detroit Free Press stated that this was having an effect on the school.
De La Salle Collegiate is a Class A MHSAA-member school, as well as a member of the Catholic High School League Central Division in all sports with an enrollment of approximately 790 students from nearly 50 Metro Detroit communities and nearly 100 schools.
2014, 2017, and 2018 D-2 Football State Champions. They are also the 2016 D-1 Baseball State Champions, and 2017 D-3 Hockey State Champions (see Academic and Athletic recognition, below).
- Alex Avila, Major League Baseball catcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks (attended but did not graduate)
- Joseph LoDuca '70, Emmy Award-winning movie and television score composer.
- Brian Maisonneuve '91, former Hermann Trophy winner and former professional soccer player with the Columbus Crew
- J.P. McCarthy '50, former Detroit radio personality, WJR Radio
- Mike Peplowski '88, former Michigan State and professional (NBA) basketball player
- Steve Phillips '81, former New York Mets General Manager; former ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst
- Robert L. Poxon, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam
- William Pulte '50, Chairman, Pulte Homes; Ranked #754 on Forbes Magazine list of World's Billionaires.
- Bill Sheridan '77, Miami Dolphins' Inside Linebacker Coach, was part of the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLII Champion team as a Linebackers coach. He later served as the Detroit Lions linebackers' coach.
- Sam Viviano '71, Art Director, Mad Magazine
- Craig Wolanin '85, former National Hockey League player, won the Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996.
- Jerry McCabe '83, former National Football League player for the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs
- Keith Karpinski '84, former National Football League player for the Detroit Lions; member of the 1986 National Champion Penn State University football team.
- Chris Godfrey '76, former National Football League player for the New York Jets, New York Giants, and Seattle Seahawks who was a starting Offensive Lineman for the Super Bowl XXI winning Giants
- Danny DeKeyser '08, currently a National Hockey League defenseman for the Detroit Red Wings.
- Shane Morris '13, was a NCAA Football quarterback for the Central Michigan Chippewas and previously for the University of Michigan Wolverines. Currently a member of the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League.
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