Athletics and J-Club

The purpose of the Gehlen Catholic J-Club is to create a lasting & good relationship between all sports participants, parents, school, and community members. Our motto is “We Work So Our Kids Can Play.”

Voting members of the J-Club include the School Administrator, Athletic Director, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a representative or "rep" from each sport. We also have a representative for cheerleading, concessions, AAU, and Events Director. Officers serve a two-year term while the representatives serve for three years.

Monies raised by J-Club are invested in the junior high and high school athletic programs. J-Club typically meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Linda Freking Bouma Wellness Center. Reps stay in close contact with the coaches throughout the year and bring to the attention of J-Club any needs or concerns for the sports they represent to the J-Club.

Reps also help with J-Club’s fundraisers &/or events: Football Mania, J-Jams, Gates, Booster Drive, and tournaments. J-club reps are also encouraged to participate in the Homecoming Parade each fall.

"We Work So Our Kids Can Play"

 J-Club is looking for a Baseball and Concession stand rep.  If interested please contact Jeff Kramer at [email protected] or 712-540-4510

2020-2021 Officers and Reps.

Officer or Rep. Name Email Address
President Jeff Kramer [email protected]
Vice President Bob Augustine  [email protected] 
Secretary Shelly Sitzmann [email protected]
Treasurer Jackie Sitzmann [email protected]
Football Tom & Shelly Poeckes  
Volleyball Tina Reuter & Trista Rollins  
AAU Volleyball Brenda Kolbeck [email protected]
Cross Country/Track Cheri Herbst
Girls' Basketball Erica Bonderson  
Boys' Basketball Rick Logan  [email protected]
 Golf Karen Nuebel   


 AAU Volleyball Director Brenda Kolbeck [email protected]
Youth Sports Rep:   Trista Hodgson  
 Concessions  Angie Steeg/Sandy Stegge
 J-Jams/ Events Director Adam Derocher  [email protected]
 Cheer Tami Langel
 Athletic Director  Kirk Kronaizl [email protected]
 JH Athletic Director  Jeremy Schindler  [email protected]

Athletic Coaches:
  • Boys' and girls' cross country:  Mrs. Margie Augustine
  • Volleyball:  Mr. Mike Meyer (Head Coach); Mrs. Kathy Neary (Asst.); Mrs. Amber Schilmoeller (Asst.)
  • Football:  Mr. Jeremy Schindler (Head Coach); Mr. Paul Ellensohn, Travis Westhoff & Skyler Wheeler (Assts.)
  • Girls' basketball:  Mr. Brandon Schaecher; Mr. Brian Kolbeck
  • Boys' basketball:  Mr. Mike Langel (Head Coach); Mr. Ryan Wiltgen & Mr. Eric Kellen (Assts.)
  • Girls' golf:  Mrs. Kathy Neary
  • Boys' golf:  Mr. Dan Gray
  • Boys' track and field:  Mr. Jeremy Schindler
  • Girls' track and field:  Mr. Travis Westhoff
  • Baseball:  Mr. Kirk Kronaizl (Head Coach); Loi Kraft (Asst) & Skyler Wheeler (9th Grade/Asst)
  • Softball:  Mr. Tony Gunter (Head Coach); Ms. Taylor Peters (Asst.)
  • Cheer Squads:  Mrs. Jenni Vacura & Mrs. Kelly Dreckman
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