Athletics at Dawson

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Dawson athletics give all our students an opportunity to learn about what it takes to be successful in and out of the gym, on and off the field. Their experiences participating in team sports and class activities, individual competitions, and handling adversity and challenge are invaluable to Dawson’s educational philosophy. Students learn the value of hard work, setting goals, and bringing their best effort every day. These are all skills they will use the rest of their lives.

From their time in kindergarten through graduation, Dawson incorporates physical education into each student’s educational experience, and provides a myriad of ways to literally jump in. The school has six soccer and lacrosse fields, six tennis courts, two baseball diamonds, two full gyms, a weight room, a large Challenge Course including a rock-climbing wall, and an outdoor swimming pool. Beginning in kindergarten students take PE classes, and in sixth through eight grades, Dawson ensures that all students participate in at least one of the 13 team sport options. In seventh and eighth grade, all students must participate in athletics, and by upper school, many students compete on Dawson’s behalf – sometimes as three-sport student athletes. Not surprisingly, many go on to participate at the next level.

From one coach, “Because of our school’s size, Dawson offers greater opportunities to participate in a variety of sports. Come to this school with a good attitude and a willingness to work hard, and there’s no telling what you might accomplish.”

Dawson Athletics

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Mike Jacobsma

    Mr. Mike Jacobsma 

    Wayne State College - B.S.
    Wayne State College - M.S.
  • Photo of Pete Devlin

    Pete Devlin 

    Associate Athletic Director
    University of Colorado at Boulder - B.S. Communications
    Colorado State University - M.Ed. School Counseling
  • Photo of Katie Boyle

    Katie Boyle 

    K-5 PE/US Cross Country Coach
    University of Missouri - B.A.
    University of Boulder - Degree in Elementary Education
  • Photo of Josh Lanham

    Josh Lanham 

    Athletic Trainer/Assistant Athletic Director
    Metropolitan State University of Denver - BS
    Regis University - MS HSA