Athletic Director


All fall sports have been postponed until the second half of the school year. Student athletes will follow a similar plan to a standard PE class at this time. Coaches could structure workouts for sports specific conditioning as they deem necessary, as long as district guidelines are maintained and student/family health and safety are the focus.

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Merced High School draws on 117 years of tradition; generations of alumni support our student athletes, school, and athletic programs. We learn from our past so we may strengthen our future-- and it is a bright future.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a rigorous athletic program which complements and supports a challenging academic program by teaching students to persevere, to work well with others, and to compete at everything they do. We are in a constant pursuit to become the home of Scholars and Champions.


  • We believe students are our highest priority.
  • We believe the dignity, worth, and self-esteem of participants should be paramount in all athletic activities.
  • We believe the most important result of competition is the development of life-long values and skills.
  • We believe the athletic program is an integral part of the high school experience.
  • We believe high school athletics should be fun and rewarding.
  • We believe in the multi-sport athlete.
  • We believe athletic programs are most beneficial when they are competitive.
  • We believe winning is an attitude resulting from optimum preparation, concentrated effort and a deep commitment to excel.
  • We believe well-designed athletic programs promote community and school pride.
  • We believe open communication and mutual respect among coaches, parents, and athletes provide the foundation of a successful athletic program.
  • We believe morale, satisfaction, and performance are enhanced when athletes work together as a team.
  • We believe well qualified coaches and program administrators are important components in a successful athletic program.
  • We believe positive parent support and involvement enhance student growth and program quality.

Freshman Athletic Goals
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Varsity Athletic Goals

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Athletic Director

Paul Hogue

Director of Athletics

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