Retired SJND principal Anthony Aiello’s interest and involvement in athletics at the high school level began at the onset of his career in Catholic education. As a young child growing up in Pittsburg, Calif., Mr. Aiello played sports at St. Peter Martyr School, Pittsburg Boys Club, and thereafter at Pittsburg High School. After graduating from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, he was hired by the Marianists at St. Joseph High School in 1962 where he started off teaching social studies and coaching frosh basketball and varsity baseball. He became Principal of St. Joseph High School in 1970, which would merge with Notre Dame Academy in 1985 to become Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School. Mr. Aiello was a great supporter of athletics during his tenure at SJND, where he served as Principal until he retired in 2007. Mr. Aiello credits his colleagues and teachers who have taught during his time at SJND, stating, “There were many special people in my 44 years as principal of SJND. They continue to have a special place in my thoughts and heart. They were dedicated and compassionate in their ministry to the young men and women we taught.