It's a sad day for St. Thomas Academy students and staff as the news came out that activities director Jack Zahr passed away on September 10. Zahr was 58.
Zahr suffered a massive stroke on September 1 and never recovered.
He served as the Mendota Heights based school's activities director for 26 years, presiding over one of the state's most successful private school athletic programs, including the boys hockey team that won their third consecutive state Class A title in 2013. They will move up to Class AA for the 2013-14 season.
The biggest hurdle for the school will be what conference will it be in next year. The Classic Suburban Conference is folding after the school year and St. Thomas Academy is looking for a new conference. Where will the Minnesota State High School league place the school?
Funeral arrangements are pending.