Physical Education

Strengthening mental health, physical well-being, and overall fitness

Taught by 2019 State Championship coaches Dave Stewart (baseball) and Robert Steeples (football) as well as 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame inductee Kent Williams (basketball), our physical education department benefits from excellent role models in athleticism and sportsmanship.

Get involved early! Summer camps available in:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

Students Enjoy

Lifetime Activities

With access to our newly renovated turf field as well as an updated weight room, track, and gymnasium, students learn how to take care of their health in a safe and dynamic environment. In the popular lifetime activities elective, students enjoy an engaging class centered on teamwork and physical activities designed to promote a healthy lifestyle.

At De Smet Jesuit we

Care for the Whole Individual

Incorporating top-tier academics into a healthy lifestyle involves promoting physical activity and mental fitness. Students learn stress relief techniques, proper nutrition guidelines, and the basics of a variety of sports from top-notch coaches.

Physical Education Faculty

David Stewart

David Stewart

Teacher, Department Chair, Head Baseball Coach
BS, Health Science, Missouri Baptist University
Rob Steeples

Rob Steeples

Class of 2008
Teacher, Head Football Coach
BS, Business Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
Master of Arts and Liberal Studies, University of Memphis
Kent Williams

Kent Williams

Teacher, Head Basketball Coach
BS, Marketing, SIU-Carbondale