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Athletic Director's Message

Welcome students, parents, community members and all Redbirds to De Pere High School!


A generation ago, legendary Redbirds teacher, hall of fame coach, and athletics director Rod Kowalczyk coined the phrase, “It’s a great day to be a Redbird!” At DPHS Athletics, we strive to make it a great day for our community every day!


We are proud members of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletics Association (WIAA) & the Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC), and we compete for championships with our rivals on a daily basis in football, cross country, soccer, girls swimming, dance, basketball, hockey, wrestling, golf, tennis, volleyball and track. We offer numerous other clubs and activities as well. If a student is willing to look and apply herself/himself, s/he will find a place at De Pere High School to thrive!


We believe the purpose of interscholastic athletics is to develop students to be contributing citizens through positive mental, moral and physical development in the spirit of competition.


As a Redbird, we expect the same things any family expects of its members: Act responsibly and with great sportsmanship (these would be considered ‘manners’ at home). Represent the Redbirds with class and pride. Practice and compete HARD. Care for each other. Give more than you take. Be humble. AND, enjoy the journey of your high school athletics career!


De Pere High School is truly a great place to live, work and learn!


We hope this website provides you the information you’re looking for no matter your level of involvement.


Welcome to De Pere High School!


Jeff Byczek

Athletics Director