Sam DiCarlo '64
Original Interview by Mark Belanger '03
Nowadays time is a commodity, and there never seems to be enough of it. In 2001, Damien High School inducted three men into the Hall of Fame, and one of these outstanding Spartans is Sam DiCarlo. Opening with a statement about time is appropriate when talking about Mr. DiCarlo because he is the finest example of someone who has close to none. Between Damien, his business, and family, Sam DiCarlo stays exceptionally busy, and every minute is precious to him.
During High School, Sam excelled in both academic and athletics. Sam played quarterback on the football team and third base on the baseball team. While staying busy with sports, Sam was able to maintain good grades. His math class was his favorite and taught by his favorite teacher, Father Brendan Cominksy, now Bishop of the Diocese of Ferns, Ireland. After graduating from High School, Sam attended Mount Sac. Once finishing his two years there, he transferred to Cal Poly Pomona. At Cal Poly, Sam majored in Business Management. With this degree, Sam opened his own business, DiCarlo Concrete Company.
When Sam's parents put their three sons though Damien High School, they did not realize the potential long-term relationship that they had begun with the school. After he and his two brothers went through school, Sam saw no better place to send his own sons. All four of Mr. DiCarlo's boys graduated from Damien, keeping the DiCarlo family active in the Damien scene for many years.
To this day, Sam DiCarlo is an important figure to Damien High School.