Cathi Jarvis was inducted into the Nebo School District Athletic Hall of
Fame on February 8, 2019. She is the Daughter of Lee and Joan Jarvis.
Cathi grew up in Palmyra and graduated from Spanish Fork High School, in 1975. While in high school, she was a member of the Girls’ Athletic Association and participated in all the girls’ sports.
Cathi attended Snow College where she played intercollegiate athletics. She was awarded the Outstanding Softball Player, her freshman year. She also played basketball for Snow College. After graduating from Snow with an associate’s degree, Cathi attended Utah State University where she played intercollegiate softball and her team placed fifth in the Nation.
Ms. Jarvis began her career in education in 1980 at Manti High School. She taught physical education, coached four sports, and was the cheerleading and drill team advisor. In 1989, Cathi was asked to be the athletic director at Manti High School. She was one of only two ladies in the state of Utah to hold that position.
While being the athletic director, Cathi continued to teach physical education and coach volleyball and softball. In 1995 the job at Red Devil territory opened. She wondered if she could teach at a school who was the number one rival of her Spanish Fork Dons, whom she played for in high school. She soon found out that it was a great place to be and was thrilled with her choice.
Coach Jarvis taught physical education and coached track and cross country. Two years later, she became the Athletic Director and gave up her coaching positions. She
continued as the director until 2015. She loved her chosen career and retired from teaching after 35 years in 2017.
Cathi Jarvis received the following awards for coaching and athletic director:
UHSAA 2A Outstanding Coach,
NIAAA National Award of Merit,
Service Award at Springville High School,
Synergy Award at Springville High School,
UHSAA 4A Outstanding Athletic Director,
Honorary FFA Member, and
UHSAA Hall of Fame.
Since retiring, Cathi spends time substitute teaching. She has many lifelong friends with the students and teachers she associated with during her career. Cathi also spends time with her family; mom and dad, two brothers, three sisters, twenty-one nieces and
nephews, and sixty-four great-nieces and nephews.
Cathi thanked all those who were there that supported her throughout her life.
Congratulations Cathi Jarvis on this honor and thank you for your years of dedication and service to Springville High School. Springville High and Nebo School District love you and appreciate the legacy that you created at Springville High and the Nebo School District communities. Cathi Jarvis is a true Nebo Hero.
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