Steve Blair

Steve Blair

Holy Family High School is greatly saddened to share that former teacher and coach Steve Blair has entered into eternal life.

His legacy will continue to live inside and outside the walls of Holy Family.

Steve has been a valued teacher, coach, mentor, tireless advocate for our students, and a trusted colleague and friend to our faculty and staff.

Steve began influencing lives in the Holy Family community as an assistant girls basketball coach in 1982 and was hired as a full-time faculty member in 1986.

During his time at Holy Family, Steve did it all. He taught every course in our Social Studies department and coached boys and girls' basketball, football, track, and cross country.

Steve is remembered by many graduates for his famous KAIROS talk called “Obstacles to God’s Friendship.” The talk is a powerful plea to the students, asking them to examine the masks they wear and be more vulnerable to each other. It is a powerful reminder of Christ’s command to Love each other AS WE ARE!

Steve was born and raised in Wheat Ridge. He starred as a student-athlete at Wheat Ridge High School, leading the Farmers to the state football championship during his senior year and being named to the All-State team as a center.

He received his degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado and later earned a degree in counseling to connect more deeply with his students and help them beyond the classroom.

He used his education to follow in his father’s footsteps and became a social studies teacher. Steve is known for constantly seeking positivity and often believing in people, even when they don’t believe in themselves. His wisdom and constant support greatly impacted countless lives in our community.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.