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PARENTS: Donate to renovate the MIHS Fitness Center

"If you build it, they will come." Kevin Costner from Field of Dreams

Thank you for your interest in the exciting MIHS Fitness Center Renovation Project! Currently, the only on-campus, training space available to the student body is an outdated weight and wrestling room which are in dire need of renovation. The rooms lack cardio machines, functional training equipment and space, and are drab and unmotivating.

Our community has the opportunity to create a WELCOMING, ALL-INCLUSIVE, state-of-the-art Fitness Center (click to see video) that will support ALL students – from those who are "just" earning PE credits to State-caliber athletes...and everybody in between.

Mercer Island students, athletes, coaches, booster clubs, alumni and the residents are partnering to fundraise this project. When complete, ALL MIHS students will have a safe, effective space to work on their strength, conditioning and fitness goals and enable the school to increase its P.E. offerings, encouraging lifelong fitness. The MIHS Fitness Center is an investment in the future of our island and the health of our community.

This summer, the new flooring (which was already planned and funded with the MISD Capital Levy), has been replaced with durable rubberized fitness flooring. Now our community needs to collect the additional $150K to pay for the new equipment and enhanced space. To date, $70K has already been committed by some amazing local doners and booster clubs.

PLEASE join this effort and DONATE TODAY! No donation is too small! 100% of all tax-deductible donations go directly towards locally-design MIHS Fitness Center! And don't forget to ask your company to match!



70% of your fellow football Islanders donate to the football program. Please join them and support the kids and their quest for greatness. 

Donations will go towards new helmets, shoulder pads and jerseys for all ages...and more.

A note from the coach

Coach Mims: "I coach because I am passionate about the game of football and because I enjoy pouring wisdom and knowledge into our youth. Coaching isn't a hobby for me, it is more of a lifestyle. I put everything I have into building a successful program, developing  student athletes, Creating job opportunities for my coaches/peers, and making this a fun environment for the kids. "

"Success Isn't owned, it's leased and rent is due everyday"  #ALLIN 

Donate today. 



Set up a SportsEngine account if you don't already have one! This allows you to register players for BFS and Team Camp, get your player rostered, order Spirit Packs and receive timely program and schedule updates via email and/or text. Click here.

Join the Islander Nation newsletter distribution list, click here.

MIHS football schedule/key dates, click here.

For a complete list of important program communication tools, click here 

Booster Club Membership and fundraising info, click here.

Have questions? For a comprehensive Program Overview and FAQ, please review the document attached below.

Still have questions? Please email

MIHS Football Program Communication Tools

This document gives a detailed overview of our program communication tools, and provides all necessary links and instructions for getting you/your student-athlete connected! Sign up to receive Islander Nation, get your SportsEngine account set-up, follow us on sociall media, etc.

Key Dates for MIHS Football Program

Overview of our football program schedule - key dates and events. Mark your calendars (but also be aware of updates as some dates may change)!


DJ Mims, Head Coach & outside WR's

Mo Drayton, DC & Line

Darryl Valdez “DV”, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Inside WRs (Slots) 

Christian Chambers, OC & RB's Coach

DaVante Peterson, QB Coach 

Eric Blohm, ILB Coach 

Vic Gamboa, DB Coach

Joe Martin, OLB Coach

We're looking for BoOSTER CLUB Board members

If you're interested in getting involved to help support and continue to improve our program or know of someone you think would be a good fit, please email Thank you!

Weight Training (aka. BFS)

Register for Weight training (aka. BFS). Big improvements were seen during the winter! The team that won the Winter attendance competition are going to have some sweet gear awarded to them.

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