Athletic Department Info

             Golden Gator Athletics

Terry Jenks – Athletic Director

tjenks@fwps.org

253-945-5216 (office)

Welcome to our Decatur High School Athletic program!  Our education-based athletic  department provides participants opportunities outside of the classroom to learn, develop skills, grow as an individual and as a member of a team.  Our Gator Athletic program will promote a united culture that fosters a high work ethic, accountability, outstanding sportsmanship, teamwork and respect.

During any sport season, we are presented with adversity we must overcome, and none in my tenure as an athletic administrator more than the 2020-21 school year. The COVID-19 pandemic and work to change social norms will create a wide range of emotional highs and lows, challenges that require perseverance, problem solving, leading to wonderful celebrations and many lifetime memories.  We consider ourselves partners in supporting our scholars with each role clearly defined: Participants Compete, Parents Support, Coaches Coach, Officials Officiate

I am excited to lead the Decatur High School Athletic Program. In my previous jobs I admired from the opposite side of the field/court the spirited support for Gator Athletics. I have discovered the rich legacy that creates such an enthusiastic following of our programs. I appreciate the district emphasis on equity and developing scholar-athletes. I am determined to expand the Decatur Family through positive athletic experiences that respect and recognize positive contributions to our community.

Go Gators!