2020 Hall of Fame Inductions
Rich Browner - Distinguished in Service
Rich Browner dedicated himself to the Bourgade Catholic Community for 20 years. During his time, Rich served as a theology teacher, youth minister, leader of the liturgical choir, Active Bourgade Catholics moderator and more. While Rich's impact on students was greatly felt in the classroom, he also mentored as a leader in Mexico Mission Trips and other faith-formation experiences. In 2007, Rich was the recipient of Catholic Charities Office of Peace Bishop Edward A. McCarthy Award for his excellence in youth/campus ministry. In his 20 years of teaching, Rich is estimated to have taught between 1500-1800 students. As a co-leader of 12 mission trips, Rich helped build 44 houses with hundreds of students. His teaching and spiritual leadership is often cited as a high point for Bourgade alumni within the past 20 years. Rich still continues his ministry today, now at St. Francis Xavier Parish and School.
David Lane - Distinguished Alumni
David Lane joins the Bourgade Catholic Hall of Fame with 38 years of public service as a City of Phoenix police officer. Beginning as a patrol officer, David worked his way to lead detective for vehicular homicides where he achieved a 100% clearance rate for solving every single one of his cases which is estimated to be over 300. In 1990, David tested for and was selected as sergeant for the southwest part of Phoenix. His assignment lasted 18 months before he was transferred back to the detective bureau where he was assigned to a unit that handled major felony crimes. David's career continued to soar after being put in charge of a task force to address Arizona's auto theft problem. This led to his leadership of a new unit that was designed to help reduce police liability incidents and lawsuits. David's work in this unit resulted in reducing the department's liability by more than $3,000,000 in a two-year period. In his career, David received over 100 commendations and letters of thanks from citizens throughout the state of Arizona.
2010 Baseball Team
The 2010 varsity baseball team reached the 10-year mark of their state championship victory on May 15, 2020. The 2009-2010 baseball season was preceded by a 2009 semi-finals loss and a 2008 finals loss in the state championship tournament. The 2010 season proved to be the “third time’s a charm” as the Golden Eagles defeated Camp Verde 6-5 to earn the title. With a senior-heavy roster, the 2010 Golden Eagles dominated their section opponents winning all 6 games, ultimately achieving a 23-7 record overall on the season. The 2010 team stands out, not only for their championship, but for also serving as the peak of a 6-year stretch where Bourgade baseball remained consistently competitive within the 2A division. The 2010 baseball championship marked the 6th team-sport state championship in school history (out of 7; softball in 2012). Lastly, the 2010 state championship baseball team was coached by two current BCHS Hall of Famers, Greg Henke and Terry Woods. Greg Henke’s sudden passing in 2017 devastated the BCHS community. Henke’s legacy includes many of his roles at Bourgade, but it is often associated with his time as the head of the baseball program. Terry Woods, an acquainted community member, coached with Greg and Kevin Woods, Terry’s son, during Kevin’s tenure as a BCHS faculty member. Together, the three were widely recognized for putting Bourgade baseball on the map from 2006-2011. Recognizing the 2010 championship team would also be a great tribute to Greg Henke and Terry Woods. To this day, Terry who is an accomplished attorney, still cites the 2010 championship as one of his proudest moments. Before his passing, Greg too, held the 2010 championship in high regard.
Hall of Fame
The BCHS Hall of Fame is a distinguished congregation of community members who have exemplified measures of success in a variety of areas. Each year, this celebration aims to honor and induct a member or members of the BCHS community who have gone above and beyond in their accomplishments, and who have demonstrated high levels of success both in their involvement with Bourgade Catholic and in their personal and professional lives.
The Bourgade Catholic Advancement Office, in conjunction with current Hall of Fame members, will look to induct a new member or members that fit within the following profiles.
Distinguished in Athletics
The Distinguished in Athletics Award recognizes a person or persons who, during their tenure as a Golden Eagle/Blue Angel student-athlete or coach, exemplified outstanding success or support in the realm of historical or current athletic programs at Bourgade Catholic High School. Eligible nominees should be outstanding alumni, historical teams or former coaches who have made contributions to a particular sport or all athletic programs as a whole. Coach nominations must have a minimum 10-year service time to BCHS athletics. Alumni nominations must have a minimum 10-year waiting period since graduating.
The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding graduates who have achieved great accomplishments and honor for themselves, their community and for Bourgade Catholic High School in the area of: art, business, humanities, science, technology, government, philanthropy or other professional industries. Nominations must have a minimum 10-year waiting period since graduating.
Distinguished in Service
The Distinguished in Service Award recognizes outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, administrators or other community members who, through their service to the community of Bourgade Catholic High School, have exemplified the mission in committing themselves to education in the Catholic tradition. Individuals may be nominated after a minimum of ten (10) years since graduating or after a minimum of ten (10) cumulative years of service to the school.