Sports Programs

Our integrated grade 4-12 athletic program is committed to the academic and physical needs of our students. Emphasis is on player skills, training techniques, sportsmanship, leadership, respect and teamwork. Lower and middle school teams practice and train with upper school athletes to create a seamless transition that improves each student’s physical and mental state of health.

 

Our Coaching Staff

Harker's coaches are highly experienced, with resumes that include professional playing and coaching both internationally and closer to home.

Featured Coach

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Butch Keller - Basketball

Varsity Head Coach – Boys

Samuel "Butch" Keller joined Harker in 2007 as upper school head. Previously the girls varsity basketball coach, Mr. Keller now coaches varsity boys basketball, to which he brings more than 25 years of experience and a winning record of more than 500 games.

During his career, he has served as headmaster, head of upper school, academic dean, director of admissions, dean of students, financial aid coordinator, teacher, director of student life, coach and athletic director at both day and boarding schools.

An athlete in high school and college, Mr. Keller played basketball, baseball and ran track.

Mr. Keller enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, reading and traveling. He was born in Virginia, grew up in North Carolina and spent high school summers playing "cowboy" in Arkansas.

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Sports Medicine

Our professional athletic trainer coordinates the health care our athletes receive, whether it's preventative care or treating and rehabilitating injuries in our on-site training room.

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Strength & Conditioning

We have a commitment to developing our athletes in a safe and collaborative manner. Our full-time strength and conditioning coordinator works with athletes both off- and in-season to ensure they reach their highest athletic potentials.

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Meet our Collegiate Athletes

Tanya Schmidt ’08

Santa Clara University

At Harker, Schmidt was 2007 Prep Volleyball All-American and Academic All-American and the 2007-08 Harker Scholar-Athlete and athlete of the year and four-time All-West Bay Athletic League first team. She led the Eagles to two Central Coast Section IV quarterfinal appearances. At Santa Clara University, she captained the Bronco squad in her final season, playing in 71 matches, recording 155 kills and was second on the team with 46 blocks. She was named to the WCC Preseason All-Conference Team as well as the WCC All-Academic Team, having the highest GPA of the 12-member team. She is now playing pro volleyball in Germany.

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