Augie attended The Citadel from 1952-1956. He served in the U.S. Army 570th Military Police Railway Battalion for two years in Berlin, Germany. After his military stint, Augie became a teacher in the classroom, a coach on the field, and a mentor to countless young men in the Baltimore community.
Augie spent sixty years as member of the Calvert Hall mathematics faculty. He was recognized as an Exemplary Teacher by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, a Distinguished Lasallian Educator by the Christian Brothers Conference, and the Br. Gabriel Cannon Award winner by the Alumni Association. These honors were given for his commitment to the witness of Christian teaching, exemplifying the ideals of St. John Baptist de LaSalle and for his dedication to students and the fostering of Lasallian spirit within the school community.
Charles Stembler ’82, Principal, shared, “Augie is the lived reality of our mission. He is a legend not only because of his length of service but also because of his commitment to making a difference in the lives of young people. He did what we all strive to do each day. His service to Calvert Hall is indicative of his care for all the students he taught and the many lives he impacted.”
Outside of the classroom, he also found much success. He coached the Calvert Hall Varsity Football team from 1974-1987 winning 104 games. During that span he won the conference title in 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1981, and 1982. He was named The Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro Coach of the Year in 1979 and was named the Quarterback Club of Baltimore’s Coach of the Year four times. During the span of 1978-1984 he won seven straight Turkey Bowl games – the most consecutive wins to date for the Cardinals on Thanksgiving Day. Augie served as Calvert Hall’s Athletic Director for three years. During his career at The Hall, he also coached Fresh/Soph basketball, JV basketball, Varsity basketball, and JV baseball. He won a MSA title in baseball.
Following his coaching career at Calvert Hall, Augie joined the Johns Hopkins Football coaching staff as the offensive line coach from 1990-1999. He then returned to the Calvert Hall gridiron as an assistant coach to former head coaches Lou Eckerl, Jay Robinson '74, and Donald Davis '96.
The De la Salle Christian Brothers and the Christian Brothers Community at Calvert Hall College formally acknowledged Augustine Miceli, Sr. as an affiliated member of the Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools in 2015. This is the highest honor to be bestowed upon a lay colleague by the Christian Brothers and recognizes a lifelong and extraordinary commitment to the mission of the Brothers. His letter of affiliation was presented with the endorsement of the Brothers’ District of Eastern North America and the Superior General in Rome.
Brother John Kane FSC, President, expressed, “The Calvert Hall Community is deeply saddened and mourns the loss of Augie Miceli. For sixty years he has been a true Lasallian leader as a teacher, administrator, coach, mentor and friend. He is also the ultimate family man. His wife, children, and grandchildren have been a part of our community. I can think of no educator who leaves a greater legacy than Augie. John Baptist de La Salle, Founder of the Christian Brothers, told the first Brothers, “The greatest miracle of you can achieve is to touch the hearts of the students entrusted to your care”. Augie lived this and touched thousands of lives over his time at The Hall. We were privileged to honor him earlier in May at his retirement party attended by hundreds. We will miss “Brother Augie”, but we know his love and caring ways will continue making us better people because he touched our hearts.”
He is survived by his wife, Angela, three children, Nancy, Augie, Jr. ‘82, and Angela, and five grandchildren, Cecilia, Caroline, Alexandria, Augustine ‘20, and Rosemary.