University Schools

Middle School Sports

Important Update

With guidelines from CHSAA, we are working on middle school activities' schedules for the 2020–21 school year. The schedule below lists tentative dates for when athletics seasons would take place this school year. We will post specific event schedules at a later date and are subject to change.

Participants must have a current physical and be registered through Family ID. If you have any questions, please contact University Middle School Athletic Director, Garner Agone, at (970) 576-3904 or gagone@universityschools.com.

Information on Current Sports 

We have scheduled our 7th and 8th grade track and field season to start on April 21. Due to modified season dates and schedules, there will be some overlap with other sports and activities. Please be sure to communicate with coaches about any conflicts that may occur during practice and meet times.

Students must register and have a current physical to participate in practices. If parents need assistance with the registration process for activities, please contact Janae Naber at (970) 576-3901.

We will be having an intramural brain bowl season this year; practices started the week of April 5. Students do not need to register to participate and can contact Mrs. Miles for information.

Track and Field Season Dates
April 21–May 20

Practice Times:
Monday: 2:45–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Coaches will communicate any changes in practice time and locations when necessary. We want to extend our thanks to our parents for your flexibility as we work to provide students an opportunity to participate in middle school athletics and activities this year.

Spectator Update:

At this time, participating schools in our NPMLA athletic league will only be allowing home spectators. We will allow athletes two spectators apiece at home events. Spectators must wear masks upon entering the facility and practice social distancing. We will provide information for live-streamed away games when made available from opposing schools.

Upcoming Activity Season Dates

  • Volleyball - January 19 through February 19, 2021
  • Wrestling - January 19 through February 19, 2021
  • Boys Basketball - February 8 through March 12, 2021
  • Girls Basketball - March 15 through April 16, 2021
  • Football - March 15 through April 23, 2021
  • Boys Soccer* - March 15 through April 16, 2021
  • Track and Field - April 19 through May 21, 2021
  • Girls Soccer* - April 19 through May 21, 2021

*Not offered at University Middle School.

We believe that the opportunity to participate in sports is an important part of the total educational experience. Students have the chance to develop a positive self-concept and enjoy a sense of belonging to a team. Winning and losing is part of every person’s life. Participation in sports teaches young people how to win and lose graciously and how to practice good sportsmanship.

Middle School Sports photo gallery

Sports Programs

We offer the following seasonal sports for students in 7th and 8th grades:

  • Fall: Cross country (6th grade also), football, volleyball 
  • Winter: Boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling (6th grade also)
  • Spring: Brainbowl, track and field

Participation Fees

We assess a $60 per sport/activity fee with a family maximum of $480 for the school year. Please pay sport/activity fees when the sport occurs (fall sports in the fall, spring sports in the spring), prior to the first event. The fee is non-refundable after the first competition. 

If a student participates in more than one sport/activity in the same season, the student’s family is responsible for paying the participation fee for each.

Concessions

We offer concessions at many of our middle school home sporting events. We encourage parents of our athletes to volunteer at least once during the season. Please sign up to volunteer in concessions. We are happy to provide necessary training.

If you are a middle or high school student who is interested in volunteering in concessions, please contact Garner Agone, Middle School Athletics Director, at gagone@universityschools.com. You can earn community service by volunteering.

We use the profits from concessions to help purchase equipment and jerseys for the athletes. We are so appreciative to all our parents for their support of our Bulldogs!

Middle School Coaches

Dan Betz
Head Coach Cross Country - 6,7,8
dbetz@universityschools.com

Nelson Trujillo
Head Coach Girls Basketball 7th Grade/
Assistant Coach Boys Basketball 7th Grade
nelsontrujillo@ymail.com

Carrie Mutuberria
Assistant Coach Girls Basketball 7th Grade
cmutuberria@universityschools.com

Kyle Mills
Head Coach Football 7th Grade/
Head Coach Boys Basketball 7th Grade
Assistant Coach Track

Zach Wyn
Assistant Coach Football 7th Grade/
Assistant Coach Boys Basketball 8th Grade

John Suhr
Head Coach Football 8th Grade/
Head Coach Boys Basketball 8th Grade
sirbo2na@aol.com

Lanny Ley
Assistant Coach Football 8th Grade

Robert Schuler
Assistant Coach Football
rschuler@universityschools.com

Kerry Breen
Head Coach Volleyball 7th Grade/
Head Coach Girls Basketball 8th Grade
kebreen@universityschools.com

Tara Villarreal
Assistant Coach Girls Basketball 8th Grade
tvillarreal@universityschools.com

Nicole Boettcher
Head Coach Volleyball 8th Grade
nlowery-boettcher@universityschools.com

Katrina Yeh
Assistant Coach Volleyball 8th Grade

Samantha Hausman
Assistant Coach Volleyball 7th Grade
shausman@universityschools.com

Mark Chambers
Head Wrestling Coach
mchambers@universityschools.com

David Folsom
Assistant Coach Wrestling
dfolsom@universityschools.com

Ashley Doss
Head Coach Track/Assistant Coach Cross Country
adoss@universityschools.com

Jared Butler
Assistant Track Coach
jbutler@universityschools.com

Casey Doss
Head Coach Track
cdoss@universityschools.com

Kristy Bauer
Head Brain Bowl Coach
kbauer@universityschools.com

Maggie Miles
Assistant Brain Bowl Coach
mmiles@universityschools.com