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Leo the Lion


In 1947, James Sutton ‘48 won the contest to name a mascot for Loughlin. He called the furious, school-spirited animal Leo the Lion. There were 300 entries in the contest. Sutton’s entry was in memory of Brother Charisus Leo, FSC. Brother Leo, who was the Athletic Director at Loughlin from 1933 to May of 1947, passed away just before the contest started. Brother Leo was noted for his courage and was described as a lion-hearted man at his funeral.