"It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up."

-Vince Lombardi

On behalf of the Bloodhound Athletic Department, I welcome all students to participate in our sports programs.  Sports are an excellent way to grow emotionally as an individual.  As a graduate of Saint Joseph Academy, I know that athletics played a major role in helping prepare me for college and the adult world. Because of sports, the lessons my coaches taught me, and the games I played, I developed skills in time management, problem-solving, delegation, motivation, and team building.

Saint Joseph Academy Athletics participates in TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools). All rules and regulations handed down by this governing body will be adhered to at all times.
As a member of the Bloodhound athletic family, our expectations for you are similar to your own family’s expectations. Act responsibly as you represent our school.  Remember that you are an ambassador for everyone who attends Saint Joseph Academy.  How you act and react to situations reflects not only on you but also on your parents and peers.  As a student-athlete, you have academic and athletic responsibilities.  Study, go to class, practice hard, and do your best to excel. Take pride in the opportunity to represent all of us in a first-class manner.
Our Athletic Department’s philosophy is that the student athlete’s pursuits on the field should be equally measured with those off of it.  To that end, a Bloodhound athlete should pursue personal growth through academic work, team experiences, and as an ambassador of our school.  You should maintain a sense of ethical responsibility. The department strives to maintain an outstanding athletics program, conducted in a manner that sets an example of good sportsmanship. Our primary concern is the education of the student-athlete. We expect all who choose to participate in our sports programs to be responsible student-athletes. We hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity to get a top-notch Catholic education while participating in our athletic programs.    
Please remember that the coaches and administrators are here for you. Our goal is to help you succeed in life. Once you have graduated, we hope you will remain involved with the Bloodhounds community for the rest of your life!
Go Bloodhounds!
Tino Villarreal