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Interscholastic Athletic Program

The interscholastic athletic program at Grosse Ile Township Schools is a vital and integral part of the total educational program. Research indicates a student involved in extracurricular activities has a greater chance for success during adulthood. Grosse Ile's interscholastic athletic program teaches mental and physical self discipline, teamwork, leadership, and the ability to deal with adversity.

Over two-thirds of our students participate on one of our interscholastic or club teams. It is a great way for students to have fun, develop new and lasting friendships, and experiences with students from other school districts.

We are proud of our teams and student-athletes accomplishments, especially of their academic success. Each year Grosse Ile High School is among the state leaders in academic All State Athletes and MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award qualifiers and recipients.

All eligible students of Grosse Ile Township School district shall have the opportunity to compete for positions on the athletic teams.  At the middle school level, every effort is made to spark student interest in athletic participation and competition. As many students as possible are kept on each team. The focus is on learning the fundamentals and the enjoyment of participation. This philosophy is carried through to freshman and, to a great extent, to junior varsity sports. The philosophy is different at the competitive varsity level, when every effort, within the guidelines of good sportsmanship and fair play, will be made to win.

Sports Physicals

Sports physicals are needed before a student participates in try outs for any sport. MHSAA physical forms are available by clicking below and in the main offices of the high school and middle school.

MHSAA Physical Form

NCAA Eligibility

NCAA Eligibility - click here for more information about NCAA eligibility.

National Signing Day is traditionally the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for a collegiate sport. Click here for more information about the GIHS procedure for collegiate signings.

Athletic Boosters

The Grosse Ile Athletic Boosters club is comprised of parents that support the athletic programs here at Grosse Ile Township Schools.  If you would like to visit their website, click on this link:  Grosse Ile Athletic Booster Club

Contact Information:

James M. Okler, CAA

Athletic Director
Email James M. Okler

Office Phone: 734-362-2458
Office Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Patti Duffett

Administrative Assistant
Email Patti Duffett

Office Phone: 734-362-2404
Office Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.