De La Salle Collegiate is pleased to welcome alumnus Steve Laudicina, Class of 2010, as the new Director of Enrollment Management. Steve will work with prospective students and their parents in the Admissions process.
DLS President John M. Knight said, “I am delighted to welcome Steve back home to De La Salle Collegiate. Steve is an outstanding example of a graduate of a Lasallian education. We are blessed to call him one of our own and we look forward to working alongside Steve as we seek to strengthen and deepen our mission of providing a ‘human and Christian education’ for the young men of metropolitan Detroit.”
Most recently, Steve served as the pitching coach for the DLS Varsity Baseball Team during the 2018 season, and taught first grade in the Troy School District. He is a 2016 graduate of Western Michigan University.
“It feels amazing to be back in the building,” said Steve. “I am extremely excited and honored to be the new Director of Enrollment Management. The culture that has been established here is something to be proud of and I look forward to working hard to ensure that De La Salle continues to be a place where young men are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity for a strong educational journey.”
A standout baseball player at DLS, named to the All-State Dream Team and First Team All-State both his junior and senior years, Steve was part of the 2009 State Championship Division 1 Baseball Team.
He went on to play varsity baseball for four years at Western Michigan University, and earned a double major in Elementary Education and Special Education, with a specialty in Emotional Impairments and Learning Disabilities. He holds two records at WMU for career innings pitched (344.0) and single season innings pitched (111.0). He was a volunteer assistant coach for the WMU team in 2016.
Steve was interested in returning to his high school alma mater because of his own experiences at De La Salle. “I always wanted to come back to DLS, and also wanted to be on the administrative side. I want to help kids get the best education and prepare them for college. I want to be able to give kids an opportunity to succeed in a place that I love. This goes back to my background training in special education: the Lasallian mission of helping all students, including the underprivileged.”