Athletics2018-12-14T10:29:56+00:00

Salem-Keizer Athletics focuses on excellence in academics, leadership, character development and competition as a vital part of student achievement.

NSHS Athletics

North Salem High School is dedicated to giving our students a great high school experience. Through our dedicated coaching staff we pride ourselves on teaching more than just sports. At North Salem High School our student athletes will receive a rich experience that will allow them to grow as citizens, neighbors, teammates and leaders within our community.

Fall Sports

Cross Country
Cross CountryCoach: Michael Herrmann
Football
FootballCoach: Jeff Flood
Boys Soccer
Boys SoccerCoach: Sergio Maciel
Womens Soccer
Womens SoccerCoach: Erik Boyd
Volleyball
VolleyballCoach: Brandi Holmes
Cheerleading
CheerleadingKara Van Zandt

Winter Sports

Boys Basketball
Boys BasketballCoach: Lane McLeod
Girls Basketball
Girls BasketballAnna Marchbanks
Swimming
SwimmingCoach: Taylor Rash
Wrestling
WrestlingCoach: Andrew Pickett
Cheerleading
CheerleadingKara Van Zandt

Spring Sports

Baseball
BaseballCoach: Chris Lee
Softball
Softball Coach: Jay Elders
Girls Tennis
Girls TennisVacant
Men's Tennis
Men's TennisCoach: Keith Kuhn
Mens Golf
Mens GolfCoach: Jeff Flood
Women's Golf
Women's GolfCoach: Antonio Mercado
Track & Field
Track & FieldCoach: Don Berger

Athletic Director

Brodie Cavaille
Brodie Cavaille Athletic Director
Brodie Cavaille is the new AP/ AD at North Salem High School. Brodie is a North alum (class of 1998) and is excited to be part of the North Administration team. He attended Western Oregon University (B.S.), University of Nevada Reno (M.Ed.), and University of Oregon (admin license). Brodie taught social studies for nine years at the high school level and has been a behavioral specialist for the past two years at McNary. He has experience and knowledge in AVID, safety and security, summer transition
program, and PLCs just to name a few. His athletic experience includes playing baseball at University of Nevada Reno, American Legion Coaching, nine years of high school baseball coaching, six years of high school football coaching, and various camps as an instructor.

Participation Forms 2018-19

NSHS students interested in College sports:

NSHS Sports Boosters

The very latest information on activities for the North Sports Boosters can be viewed on their

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or use this contact list link to reach members by email.

Find out how you can support North Athletics and be involved as a parent.

Why School Clubs/Sports important for your child:

  • Improved Academics.
    • A survey conducted by the Minnesota State High School League in 2007 and reported by the NFHS found that the average GPA of a high school athlete was 2.84, while a student who was not involved in athletics had an average GPA of 2.68.
    • The survey also showed that student involved in clubs or sports missed less school than their non-involved counterparts, with a total of 7.4 days missed and 8.8 days missed, respectively.
    • Another study published in the Medicine & Science in Sports and Exercise in August, 2007 found that students who were active in sports like soccer, football and even skateboarding performed 10 percent better in core subjects like math, science, social studies and language arts.
    • Because sports offer equal opportunity to all students at the high school level, these academic benefits extend to all area of the student population, including students that might be traditionally undeserved.
  • Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle.
    • Teenagers who play a sport are already starting a habit of exercise that increases the chances they will continue it throughout adulthood.
  • Social and Parental Bonding.
    • Teens who play a sport or are involved in a club will most likely bond with their peers and this improves their social skills. Sports/Clubs can also maintain and improve parent-teen bonding, if the parents are involved and encourage their son or daughter.
  • Safe Fun.
    • Teenagers need stimulation and if they don’t play a sport or do some other extra-curricular activity, they will find that stimulation elsewhere. Sometimes this can end up hanging out with the wrong crowd or doing some other deviant behavior.
  • Appealing to Colleges.
    • Colleges like to see students involved in extra-curricular activities. It means that they are well rounded and understand how to balance other things besides schoolwork.
  • Social/Psychological Benefits.
    • Compared to non-athlete peers,female high school athletes are less likely to be sexually active, to use drugs, and to suffer from depression (Women’s Sports Foundation, 2004).
    • A correlation has been found between regular exercise and mental health among students in general as they move into the teenage years. Among students who exercised 6 to 7 days a week, 25.1% felt sad for two weeks or more in the past 12 months, compared to 35.7% of students who reported exercising on 0 to 1 day. (Journal of American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2015).