Jim Gavaghan Honored With Neidlinger Award
On February 22, 2014 Jim Gavaghan was honored for his commitment and service to Scecina Memorial athletics by being awarded the Larry Neidlinger "We Care" Award.
Jim and Betty Gavaghan raised five children in Little Flower Parish. Being raised and educated in a catholic community was a priority to
Jim's Irish immigrant parents, and so there was never a question that
Jim's family would have the same blessing. All five children graduated from both Little Flower School and Scecina Memorial High School.
Jim coached football for Little Flower while his sons were there, taking the Trojans to two city championships. He was awarded the John Bosco Award for volunteer service to the Catholic Youth Organization in 1966.
Jim has seven grandchildren, five of whom are Scecina Alumni, and one who is currently a senior. He also has ten great grandchildren.
Jim has been attending Scecina Memorial Athletic events ever since his
children attended SMHS, and his grandchildren have kept him coming back for more! His granddaughter Kelly's '97 teammates referred to
him as "Grandpa Smiley", while Danny '12 and Shannon's '14 friends know him as
Congratulation to Jim Gavaghan on receiving the 2014 Larry Neidlinger "We Care" Award!
Posted on Mon, March 24, 2014
by Tom Branson