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The Big 8 Conference supports the fact that education-based athletics are a privilege, not a right, which requires an added level of responsibility for those that administer them. You will see this in some of the information provided below. When school is allowed to resume, some decisions related to athletics and extra-curriculars may be more restrictive than those related strictly to the operation of schools. 

We continue to get regular updates and guidance from Public Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and communicate with the WIAA to make sure we get correct information out as soon as we can. You can expect the next update of timelines and information related to the status of Big 8 athletics on Friday April 10th. 

When schools are closed or school facilities are closed, we will not hold practice, nor encourage students to group together or practice without a coach. 

For sports that have not reached their official start dates and out-of-season sports, as with any "normal" offseason, programs for individual training or workouts may be shared - such as stretching, flexibility, and warm-up routines, strength and speed training, sport specific conditioning, and mental preparation/sport psychology resources - so long as it can be completed individually and follows normal WIAA Coaching Contact rules. 

Once the official WIAA Spring Season Practice Start date is reached for each sport, coaches may provide direct, virtual individual coaching (via GoogleClassroom, Hudl, Zoom, or other shared online spaces) to those student-athletes that have completed all eligibility requirements (check with the Athletic Office of your school for full information and confirmation of eligibility). 

With the Safer at Home current date of April 24th, the earliest we would return to practice is on April 27th. At the earliest, Big 8 Conference competitions would begin on May 7th, although school-by-school decisions for non-conference competition may vary. We will support all schools in their local decisions and follow the guidance of the WIAA which has paused spring sports in accordance with the statewide school closure.

The East Varsity Boys Basketball Sectional Semi-Final game was able to take place on Thursday, March 12th WITH NO FANS PRESENT.

Pre-sale tickets purchased at East will be refunded at Door #4 (concessions) beginning Monday 3/16 at 12pm. Original ticket must be presented for refund.

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 Athletic Staff

Athletic Director: TJ RognessOnline Store
Phone: 204-1720

Athletic Secretary: Jeneene Olson-McConley
Phone: 204-1604

Athletic Trainer: Mandy Louderback
Phone: 204-1649

Coaches Directory

 Athletic Links

    • Athletes are encouraged to submit all forms to the Athletic Office and complete all Permissions at least a week prior to the start of their sport. 
  • MMSD Athletic Code of Conduct Updated 9/2017 PDF
  • PE Course Substitution (PERC) Policy for Juniors and Seniors Only
    During their Junior and part of their Senior years students have the opportunity to substitute participation in an officially sanctioned Wisconsin State Athletic Association (WIAA) sport for Physical Education credit. See the Curriculum Guide or a counselor for further information.

 Varsity Sports

East offers the following WIAA-sponsored sports and school club teams.

FALL Sports WINTER Sports SPRING Sports

Coach: Jeremy Thornton

Girls Basketball
Coach: Ronda McLin

Track and Field
Coach: Matt Peters
Coach: Carley Varo

Girls Tennis
Coach: Andrew Johnson

Boys Basketball
Coach: Matt Miota

Boys Tennis
Coach: Andrew Johnson

Boys Soccer
Coach: Kyle Koenig

Boys Hockey
Coach: Brian Loeck

Girls Soccer
Coach: Charlie Strader

Girls Golf
Coach: Tina Lindsey

Girls Hockey
Coach: Jeff Thornton

Boys Golf
Coach: Tina Lindsey

Girls Swim
Coach: Sophia Parr

Boys Swim
Coach: Elizabeth Welzien

Coach: Matt McClenaghan

Cross Country
Coach: Matt Peters
Coach: Louis Lang

Coach: Dayton Yu

Coach: Dana Rockett

Boys Volleyball
Coach: Matt Filteau

Girls Volleyball
Coach: Liz Nagel

Coach: Ashley Wu

Ultimate Frisbee (club)
Advisors:  Jeremy Buehl 

Dance Team
Coach: Quasia Thomas

Cheer Team
Coach: Cassie Gallagher

East High School is a member of the BIG 8 CONFERENCE and the WISCONSIN INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. Madison East abides by the rules and regulations set forth by these organizations and those of the MADISON METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT.

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