Upper School Athletics
At Harker, we believe sports offer students formative and lifelong lessons, helping them succeed in the classroom, at college and in their future careers.
Beyond our sports teams, our student athletes develop their skills in our off-season strength and conditioning programs and training camps. We support the academic success and extracurricular pursuits of our student athletes. Our athletic coaches, program directors, counselors and teachers actively follow our student athletes, ensuring they are effectively balancing their academic and extracurricular commitments.
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Upper School Sports Teams at Harker
Our sports teams compete in a variety of local leagues, including the West Bay Athletic League, Santa Clara Valley Athletic League, Peninsula Athletic League and Bay Football League. We regularly send athletes from our sports teams to play at the collegiate level.
At Harker, we compete in a variety of sports including:
- Cross country
- Lacrosse (girls)
- Track & field
- Water polo
Harker's coaches do more than just coach our student athletes in sports. They serve as role models and mentors, helping our student athletes develop into well-rounded individuals who are ready to lead teams, compete and succeed in the world.
With experience in collegiate, professional and international sports teams, all of our coaches are qualified to offer your teen an excellent athletic experience.They are also supported with professional development opportunities to continue their growth in coaching our student athletes.
They hold NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) coaching certifications, comprising extensive training in areas including:
- coaching fundamentals
- first aid and CPR
- concussion awareness
Our athletics staff includes two full-time athletic trainers and a part-time strength and conditioning coordinator, to support the health and wellness of Harker’s athletes.
Head Coach, Varsity Boys Soccer
Who was your athletic role model?
My first year college coach set the stage for a fruitful college and professional career. He was inspirational in teaching discipline and consistency both on and off the field.
What is your favorite coaching memory?
My best memory is not coaching at all, but having players return from college and share with me the impact I had on their lives.
What do you most enjoy about coaching?
Impacting the lives of student-athletes in a positive way to create the "whole person."
Sports Medicine & Performance
Our athletic staff includes two full-time athletic trainers and a part-time strength and conditioning coordinator. Our comprehensive program, which includes a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy unit and the integration of the latest virtual tools, support the health and wellness of Harker’s athletes.
Harker’s athletic facilities help inspire our athletes to the next level of competition. Our 33,000-square-foot athletic center, opened in August 2017, features a 12,000-square-foot gym, athletic training room with advanced hydrotherapy unit, and spacious team rooms. The Singh Aquatic Center, opened in 2008, provides a quality training and competition venue for our aquatic athletes. And Davis Field gives our field athletes ample space to compete, and the fans a beautiful place to gather and cheer on the home team.
While our success includes numerous league championships, record-setting performances and athletes continuing their competitive careers in college, it’s the daily successes of team improvements and personal bests that we celebrate the most.