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Athletic Performance

Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop character, reduce injury potential, and enhance the athletic performance of our student athletes through the practices of strength and conditioning.

What We Do

  • Education of exercise science concepts and principles
  • Emphasis on training functional movement patterns
  • Developing and maintaining a safe and inclusive training environment
  • Adherence to proper exercise form and technique
  • Daily sport specific movement prescription
  • Implementing athlete specific rehabilitation protocols – partnering with school athletic training staff and medical professionals
  • General nutrition education
  • Sports nutrition counseling
  • Maintaining open communication between student-athletes, parents, administrators and athletic training staff

Our Team

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  • Kevin Blaugrund, Athletic Performance Coach

    Kevin enters his ninth year at Sacred Heart Prep after serving as an assistant with the Gators from 2010-2011. In between he worked for five years as a sports performance coach training collegiate athletes at Stanford University and Santa Clara University (including football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, water polo, golf, lacrosse and swimming). Kevin holds his master’s degree in exercise science and graduated from Arizona State University where he studied kinesiology. Additionally, Kevin is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS) as well as the National Academy of Sports Medicine (PES) and United States Weightlifting (USAW).
  • Caroline Howard, Athletic Performance Coach

    Caroline has been a strength and conditioning coach for the past 8-9 years working in college athletics as well as private training. As an Athletic Performance coach at Sacred Heart Prep, she plays a transformative role in the development of the athlete's experience and performance at the Prep. She focuses her training on injury prevention, movement performance, and life skills. Prior to joining SHP, she spent three years with the University of San Francisco working with a variety of sports there before joining the Gators in 2022. Caroline earned her bachelor’s degree at California Baptist University in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. During her time at the University, she also contributed to the Women’s Water Polo program. With a wealth of experience in strength and conditioning, a passion for continuous learning, and a dedication to athlete development, Caroline hones her skills as a coach to build resilient athletes for life.


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  • Photo of Kevin Blaugrund

    Kevin Blaugrund 

    Athletic Performance Coach - SHP
  • Photo of Caroline Howard

    Caroline Howard 

    Athletic Performance Coach - SHP

Sacred Heart Schools Atherton

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton

150 Valparaiso Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
650 322 1866
Founded by the Society of the Sacred Heart, SHS is a Catholic, independent, co-ed day school for students in preschool through grade 12