Portals and thresholds

Faith Hope + Lunch is a program offered by the Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development. In this series, students will have the chance to learn about and reflect on a life well lived.

On February 28, 2012, the ISSCD had the pleasure of welcoming Chuck Sack for the third installment of FH+L, as we learned more about his life, work and faith in a talk titled “Portals and Thresholds.”

Chuck Sack has served as the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Neumann University since July of 2003. He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1993. He began his career as the St. Joe’s Hawk Mascot from 91-93. Upon his graduation, Mr. Sack took on the role of Executive Director of the Hawk Hospitality Club from SJU. In 1995, he completed a Master’s in Education and became the Director of Academic Services for student-athletes there. While in this role, he built a multi-faceted program, and improved the student-athlete graduation rate to all time highs, earning recognition in U.S. News and World Report with a top ten ranking. In 2002 Mr. Sack completed his second graduate degree by obtaining his MBA. Chuck married his college sweetheart, Janine. They are the parents of four daughters, Liz, Meghan, Caroline and Kiera. He loves watching his daughters play sports as well as coaching many of their teams. He is also very involved in his parish, Annunciation in Havertown, PA where he was the former CYO coach of 5th and 6th grade basketball, and the coordinator of the golf outing for 6 years.

Chuck Sack has brought so much credibility to the Neumann University Athletic Department. He strives to build an experience for every student-athlete that is positive, constructive and competitive.

Under Mr. Sack’s leadership, Neumann has won 14 conference championships and 1 national championship. He has seen 12 of his coaches win Coach of the Year honors, including 1 national coach of the year and 1 regional coach of the year. His tenure has added 4 varsity sports and the entire club, recreation, and intramural program.

Please stay tuned for more speakers in the Faith Hope + Lunch series.

(Introduction by Michael Tomeo, student at Neumann University and member of the Neumann Knights baseball team (www.neumannathletics.com) / Program by the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development)

(music courtesy of Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com)