Posted: March 15, 2019

Br. James O’Grady

Teacher – Coach – Administrator

Brother James O’Grady, S.C., a product of St. Luke’s in the Bronx, has been involved in the ministry of teaching for over fifty years in Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and New York. During this time, he has served as Athletic Director, and Moderator, and has coached football, basketball, baseball, bowling, and tennis. He was President of the New Jersey Track Conference for three years and also served as the Brooklyn Queens Principals’ representative to the New York State Catholic Athletic Association for five years.

During the early ’60s, Brother James was responsible for introducing bowling, tennis, and swimming into the Msgr. McClancy athletic program. While ministering as Principal at McClancy from 1979-1984, he supported the athletic program in all its phases and hired the first layman as Athletic Director.

For nine years, Brother James was Director of Special Projects for the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation. e returned to McClancy in 1997 and is presently the Director of Development.