Father Ryan's Pride in the Pit takes place before the Homecoming football game and provides great food and fun on September 23, 2022! All proceeds benefit Father Ryan Mission Trips, and tickets grant you access to sample and vote on your favorite BBQ from all of our pitmaster teams!
It happens at halftime, in the middle of the field, with an abundance of elegance and style. For at the center of every Homecoming Night is the presentation of the Homecoming Queen, a title proudly held at Father Ryan High School.
For more than 65 years Father Ryan's Homecoming Queens have been the highlight of these memorable evenings. Whether the Court was made up of ladies from Cathedral High School, St. Bernard Academy or St. Cecilia Academy, as it was before 1971, or from Father Ryan ever since, the pride has always been on display.
We welcome back our Homecoming Queens from the upcoming reunion years. We will be presenting them at halftime on Homecoming Night prior to the introduction of the Court and Queen.
Every year at Homecoming, we honor our Golden Grads, the alumni class that will be celebrating their 50 year reunion in this upcoming calendar year.
Homecoming 2022 Events and Activities
Father Ryan's 2022 Homecoming is set for Friday, September 23, in Giacosa Stadium at the Jim Carell Alumni Athletic Center. Make plans to be there to honor the Class of 1973 - our next Golden Grad class - and cheer on the Irish.
Pride in the Pit BBQ Contest - 5:00-6:30pm on the Sunrise Practice Fields
Enjoy the best BBQ in Nashville before the game. Season Pass holders are admitted for free; tickets are $10/person or $30/family. All proceeds benefit Father Ryan's Mission Trips. Purchase tickets here.
Junior Irish Night - 5:00-7:00pm on the Academic Lawn