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We believe athletics are an extension of the classroom. Our students join a proud tradition of excellence as players, managers, and fans.

More than 52 teams don the Spartan uniform each year with at least one no-cut sport offered each season (indicated by astericks). Spartan athletes compete in LaBarge Stadium, which features FieldTurf and a Mondo track surface, a baseball stadium that is one of the finest high school facilities in the area, and the school's gymnasium. De Smet Jesuit has won at least one state championship in 15 of the 19 sports.

Spring Sports
Baseball Tennis
Bass Fishing Track & Field*
Golf Ultimate
Inline Hockey Volleyball
Lacrosse^ Water Polo

* indicates no-cut sport

^ indicates no-cut at freshmen level only

Spartan Reel: Spring 2023 Sports Season Recaps

Spartan Reel: Winter 2022-2023 Sports Season Recaps



Athletics Event

  • 64
  • State Championships

since 1967

  • 74%

of students participate in at least 1 sport

  • 11
  • MCC All Conference Trophies

since the inception of the MCC in 1991

  • 19
  • Sports
  • No-Cut Sports

At least 1 no-cut sport each season

  • 50+
  • Teams

Freshmen, Sophomore, JV, & Varsity teams


Athletics Department

Harold Barker

Harold Barker

Director of Athletics
John Hawkey

John Hawkey

Class of 1996
Teacher, Junior Service Projects, Assistant Athletic Director - Sports Information Director
Bryan Traughber

Bryan Traughber

Class of 1997
Teacher/Head Cross Country Coach/Head Track Coach, Assistant Athletic Director
Kent Williams

Kent Williams

Teacher/Head Basketball Coach, Department Chair, Assistant Athletic Director
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