Athletic Department


Mr. Steven J. Luppert
Athletic Director
steven_luppert@scps.k12.fl.us


Mr. Kurt Oettl
Assistant Athletic Director
kurt_oettl@scps.k12.fl.us


Mrs. Christina Gibbs
Athletic Admin. Assistant
christina_gibbs@scps.k12.fl.us


Athletic Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Winter Springs High School Athletics Department is to facilitate programs of excellence as defined by the Florida High School Athletic Association. By implementing a holistic approach that balances family, academics, and athletics, we will nurture the development of social responsibility and encourage the pursuit of post graduation career paths and athletic aspirations.  We will focus on providing for the safety and well-being of our student-athletes, our staff, and our fans and spectators.  We value the lessons taught by athletic participation, and seek to develop the personal, ethical, physical, and intellectual skills necessary for success beyond graduation.  Additionally, our staff and student-athletes will exhibit pride, respect, and integrity while representing our athletics department, our school, and our community.




Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Where is the Athletic Department office located on campus?

We are located in the center of campus via entrance through the main Administrative building.  All parents and visitors need to check in at the front desk prior to visiting our office. 

Q: Where can I find the official schedules for teams?
Official team schedules are located under the link "Official Athletic Schedules" on the athletic webpage.  The link directs you to C2C Schools, the official athletic site of the FHSAA. 

Q:  What do I need to do if my student is interested in participating in Athletics?

All potential student-athletes must fill out the sport clearance and physical packet annually.  This packet can be found on our athletic webpage under the link "Athletic Clearance Paperwork" , and is also accessible in hard copy on campus in the Athletic Department office.  This packet must be completed in full and submitted to the Department PRIOR to any athletic tryout or participation.  

Q:  What is the FHSAA mandated minimum GPA applicable to athletic eligibility?

 The FHSAA mandates that all high school student-athletes maintain a minimum, cumulative GPA of 2.0.  For official eligibility purposes, the GPA is calculated at the conclusion of each semester to be academically eligible during the next semester.  

Q:  How do I contact a coach of a particular sport?

All head coaching email information is located on our athletic webpage under the link "Department Brochure"

Q:  How many athletic seasons make up the official high school athletic year?

There are 3 seasons in high school athletics.  Fall / Winter / Spring

Q:  Can my student participate in multiple sports during the athletic year?

Yes.  Once your student has all of the necessary and official athletic paperwork on file with the Department, and has been ruled officially eligible, he/she is able to participate in multiple sports.  However, it is highly recommended that the parent and/or student discuss this possibility with all of the impacted programs and coaches throughout the athletic year.  

Q:  My potential student-athlete is home-schooled and/or has been deemed non-traditional.  Can he/she participate in athletics?

Yes.  However, the FHSAA has strict guidelines and rules related to becoming eligible.  Specifically, there are important deadlines associated with such cases that are PRIOR to that particular athletic season. Please visit the FHSAA official website and contact our Department with questions.  

Q:  How can I get involved and support BEAR Athletics?

We appreciate any and every relationship your choose to have with our various athletic programs. Whether your commitment is attending events, financially contributing, becoming involved in our Bear Athletic Foundation, or volunteering, we are deeply grateful for your support of the Bear Athletic Family. Please contact our coaches and athletic director for more information.