Holy Spirit High School

Welcome to Boys Crew!


Calling all Incoming Freshmen boys!!  

Join the current HSHS Boys Crew Team on the water this summer!

What better way to enjoy the warm weather!

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:00 am - 8:00 am at the Viking Rowing Club beginning Monday, July 24th.  

There is NO FEE for this program and all are encouraged to come join the fun! 



Dear Future Spartan Oarsman: 

Holy Spirit Boys Crew is looking for a few good men. The Holy Spirit Crew team is a proud tradition known throughout the world as one of the top high school crew programs with County, State, National and World Champion titles.

Colleges and Universities recognize the Holy Spirit name. If you want to attend to any college with a crew program, they know Holy Spirit. They know they are getting a top notch student athlete.  If you compare our crew athletes with any other sport, you will find our boys have a better chance of getting into the schools they want and receive significantly more in scholarships and financial aid.  All sports are very competitive, but if you are looking for a sports program at Holy Spirit that offers you the best competitive edge in standing out amongst your peers, Holy Spirit Boys Crew will do that for you.

We are looking for boys who are willing to become a part of this tradition. We want boys who are willing to work hard (physically and mentally) to achieve their goals.  Rowing experience is not necessary. You will have the opportunity to learn from proven, successful coaches who have decades of experience and have competed and won at the highest levels of rowing. Holy Spirit Boys Crew will provide you with the best opportunity to become confident in yourself, work as a team, and to become a leader.

To learn more about this great opportunity, feel free to ask any of the oarsmen at school or visit the Holy Spirit Boys Crew web site at www.holyspirithighschool.com (athletics section). You can also reach out to Coach Michael Giegerich via email or at the phone number below.

Best Regards,

Mike Giegerich
Head Coach – Holy Spirit Boys Crew 
Congratulations to the Freshman Boys Four who took Gold at the Atlantic County Rowing Championships on Sunday, May 10th! Pictured with their coxswain receiving their Gold Medals and Trophy. 


The Holy Spirit Boys Crew would like to recognize the 40th Anniversary of the Varsity Eight that won the Schools First Ever Princess Elizabeth Challenge Cup at the Royal Henley Regatta in 1974 on the Henley-on-Thames in England. The Crew had previously won during the season the Philadelphia City Scholastic Championship, Stotesbury Championship and Scholastic Rowing Association of America Varsity Eight races. 

This is the First Time any High School in the State of New Jersey ever won this prestigious rowing award that exemplifies a World Championship. 

We would like to recognize our Alumni Rowers for that incredible accomplishment.

  • Bow Seat – Jim Thompson
  • 2 Seat - Geoff Lapres
  • 3 Seat - John O’Connor
  • 4 Seat - Mike Peacock
  • 5 Seat - Mark Brestle
  • 6 Seat - Mark Fickler
  • 7 Seat - Tom Reed
  • Stroke - Ken Monar
  • Cox - Leo Egnor
  • Head Coach - Stan Bergman

Congratulations to Our Home Town “Boys in the Boat” once again!!

Head Coach:
Mike Giegerich'78
Assistant Coaches:  
Stan Bergman
Ernie Huggard'75
Dan BryzGornia'77