Athletic Director: Deb VanKuiken
6161 E. Holly Road
Holly, MI 48442
Phone: (248) 328-3243
Educational athletics is the name of the game at HMS and HHS. Our coaches strive to teach athletes not only sport specific skills and strategies, but life-long lessons that will benefit them well beyond their middle and high school playing days.
The MS/HS athletic department is comprised of 74 teams and 120 staff and volunteer coaches. We offer a wide variety of opportunities for our student-athletes…hopefully, something of interest for everyone.
Additions to the Holly HS sports program – Boys’ and girls’ bowling was added in 2009, with much enthusiasm and success, girls’ golf was added in 2010. Additionally, we added a hockey team in the 2010-11 school year in a cooperative format with Kearsley. Our hockey team is now comprised of athletes from not only Holly & Kearsley but also Brandon and Lake Fenton. In the spring of 2016 we added Girls Lacrosse and in the spring of 2017 Boys Lacrosse. (all self funded programs)
Additions to the Holly MS sports program – MS swim, MS bowling, MS soccer, 8th grade baseball and 8th grade softball. (all self funded programs)
Holly HS is a charter member of the ten member Flint Metro League. Other schools in our 50 year old league include: Brandon, Clio, Fenton, Flushing, Kearsley, Linden, Owosso and Swartz Creek.
2017-18 … This is my 34th year in education…all of them involved with sport either as a coach or an administrator. Working with the athletes, parents and coaches of the Holly Area School District is extremely rewarding and satisfying and I am both fortunate and blessed to be the Director of Athletics for this quality program.
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Accomplishments, Honors & Awards
Deb VanKuiken, director of athletics at Holly since the fall of 2002, is currently serving a 3-year term on the NIAAA (National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association) Board of Directors.
Oakland County AD of the Year award in 2017
MHSAA (Michigan High School Athletic Association) Allen W. Bush Award in 2016
MIAAA (MI Interscholastic Athletic Admin. Association) AD of the Year Award in 2015
MIAAA George Lovich State Award of Merit in 2011 (service state and national level)
MHSAA Women In Sports Leadership Award in 2009.
VanKuiken served as the president of the MIAAA during the 2007-08 school year
MIAAA region IX AD of the year in 2005
NIAAA recognition as a CMAA (certified master athletic administrator) in 2004.
Athletic Coordinator: Dallas Lesperance
Dallas joined the athletic department office staff in April of 2016. In addition to his duties as athletic coordinator, Dallas also coaches HS football and volunteers with the varsity baseball team. We are lucky to have “Coach Dallas!”