Father Ryan's 2021 Homecoming is set for Friday, October 1 in Giacosa Stadium at the Jim Carell Alumni Athletic Center. Make plans to be there to honor the Class of 1972 - our next Golden Grad class - and cheer on the Irish. Click here to view the map of all event locations.
- Pride in the Pit BBQ Contest: 5:00-6:30pm in the Sunrise Practice Fields.
It's back! Our 8th Annual Pride in the Pit BBQ Contest will take place in the practice fields behind Giacosa Stadium. All proceeds will benefit Father Ryan's Mission Trips. Tickets can be purchased for this event at the door for $25 per family of four or $10 per individual. (Season ticket holders have admission to Pride in the Pit included in their ticket package.) Click here to purchase tickets.
- Class of '72 "Golden Grad" Tent
: 5:00pm in the northwest end of field, closest to the Catignani-Drennan Fieldhouse.
The Class of 1972 and their families are invited to watch the game and enjoy the Homecoming festivities from our Golden Grad tent. Click here to RSVP
- Junior Irish Night
: 5:00-7:00pm on the Academic Lawn.
Get your Halloween costumes ready, Junior Irish, or dress in Father Ryan gear, and make plans to join us for our outdoor Junior Irish Night on Friday, October 1 from 5:00-7:00pm on our campus's Academic Lawn. Then join the student body in the traditional walk across the bridge. All Junior Irish (8th grade and younger) are invited and admission is free. Please note: Pre-Registration is closed, and all swag bags have been reserved. However, walk-ups are welcome to attend the event!
- Student Tailgate
: 5:00-6:25pm behind the Center for the Arts.
All Father Ryan students are welcome at the student tailgate, where Irish spirit is always at a high level. 6:00pm
- Alumni Tent
: 6:00pm-end of the 1st quarter.
Alumni are invited to check-in at our Alumni Tent, which will be next to the Spirit Store. Register for an Alumni Prize Pack valued at $50. Winner will be announced at halftime.6:45pm
- Hall of Fame 2021
Before the game, Father Ryan will celebrate the Class of 2021 of the Athletics Hall of Fame, who will serve as Honorary Captains of the game. 7:00pm
- Football Game: Father Ryan vs. Knoxville Catholic High School
: 7:00pm kickoff.
Don’t miss the presentation of the 2021 Homecoming Court and our former Homecoming Queens at halftime.End of 1st Quarter
- Class of 1972 Salute:
At the end of the first quarter, the Class of 1972, Father Ryan's soon-to-be Golden Grads, will be saluted on the field.