Interscholastic activities are an important aspect of Bishop John J. Snyder High School. Participation in high school athletics is an extension of what happens in the classroom. The opportunity for a student to participate in sports is a privilege, not a right. Thus, there is a higher level of expectation from our student athletes and they must abide by certain rules. Bishop John J. Snyder High School’s purpose is to stimulate and guide students in their spiritual, intellectual, moral, emotional, social and physical development through the acquisition and use of knowledge in the athletic arena.


Darlene Linke ~ Softball Coach

Bishop Snyder High School Athletics is excited to announce Darlene Linke as the new head softball coach. Darlene is a graduate of Edward H. White High School and played collegiately for Florida State College of Jacksonville. Darlene was named to the All-state and All American selection team in her sophomore year at Florida State college of Jacksonville and then continued her college career at Huntingdon College.

Darlene has coached travel softball for 11 years. Her original team Jacksonville Streamline started in 2003 and that team played together for 7 seasons. Darlene took her team all the way to their last year of travel ball in which 11 of her 13 players went on to further their softball careers at the college level.

Darlene is very excited about the opportunity to lead the Bishop Snyder program in the right direction and looks to help continue Bishop Snyder’s success in softball. Her goal is to take the program to new heights with her knowledge and experience for the game.


Jeff Ruvolo ~ Lacrosse Coach

Coach Jeff Ruvolo has returned to the Bishop Snyder Lacrosse program after a 4-year absence.  Coach Ruvolo started and coached BJS Lacrosse in 2011 and 2012, before moving to Connecticut to assist his family.  While in Connecticut, Coach Ruvolo taught and coached lacrosse at Xavier High School in Middletown.   This is Coach Ruvolo’s 15th year teaching science and 8th at Bishop Snyder.  Coach Ruvolo played lacrosse at both Slippery Rock (wrestling too) and Pace Universities.  He is a father of six children and grandfather to seven. Welcome back Coach!!


Athletic Participation Forms 2017-2018

To participate in athletics the following five forms must be completed prior to participation in any tryout or practice. Please use the GA7  for reference.  Forms are valid after June 1, 2017

Athletic Apparel

Our BJS online store from Baker’s Sporting goods is up and running. Check out our store at BJS School Store for the latest in BJS athletic apparel. Please contact the athletic office to purchase t-shirts.


We are proud to announce lights were installed for the baseball and softball teams at Snyder in the fall of 2017. This long-awaited project was made possible by generous parents and through the Spring Fling Auction and Cardinal Classic Golf Tournament.


Fall Season sports include cross-country, football, golf, swimming and volleyball.


Winter season sports include basketball, competitive cheerleading, soccer, and wrestling.

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Spring Season sports include baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, and boys weightlifting.