George O’Boyle Scholarship

George O’Boyle was born in Bronx, N.Y. on Dec. 18, 1940. In 1961, he came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on a track scholarship and ran for the legendary Nebraska coach, Frank Sevigne. Upon graduation in 1965, his first teaching position was at Ann J. Kellogg School in Battle Creek, Mich. He came back to Lincoln and joined Pius X in 1967 and started the cross country program at our school 1968. He took over for legendary athletic director, Vince Aldrich in 1985 and has been in the position ever since.

George has been at Pius X for almost 40 years now. In 2000, he received the National Cross Country Coach of the Year Award. Some of his other coaching achievements include, a boys’ state track championship and two state runner-up titles, a girls’ state track championship and state runner up title, 10 boys’ state cross country championships and one state runner-up title and seven girls’ cross country state championships and three state runner-up titles.

George and his wife, Linda, who is from Minden, Neb, have been married since 1965. They have two children, Jenny Seifert and Kevin O’Boyle, who graduated from Pius X in 1987 and 1990.

Excerpts from student thank you letters

“When I first started Pius X, I could never have imagined how much this school would impact and help me, not just academically, but spiritually as well. I am so thankful that I get this amazing opportunity….After graduating I plan on going to university and eventually to medical school, hoping to become a pediatrician. I have always loved children and helping people….I am very grateful that I was selected to receive [the George O’Boyle Scholarship] and know that it will help me and my family out greatly. Again, thank you and God Bless.”

“I have four younger brothers….every extra penny helps my parents out when it comes to our tuition, bills, sports, etc. This is again why I’m so thankful, because my brothers and I get to be a part of all these fun things, and we get to do what we love and enjoy our childhoods. Being able to attend Pius X High School is such an amazing thing, and things like these scholarships are what help to allow it. The atmosphere and the people are just so great and positive. The teachers do such a good job of helping the students. I can live out my Catholic faith and grow closer to God every day, which is a blessing within itself. You have helped to make that possible and for that I will be forever grateful. You will be in my prayers…”

George O'Boyle Pius X cross country track coach
Established in 2008
Students Supported: 15+

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