• The DPS Office of Athletics is the administration for athletic competition within the Detroit Public School League (PSL). The Office of Athletics oversees budgeting, scheduling, coaches, officials, etc. for twenty-one (21) high schools’ athletic programs that comprise the Detroit Public School League. This now also includes an expanded new K-8 sports program for seventy-two (72) elementary/middle schools. A major role of the Office of Athletics is to ensure that all PSL schools, coaches, and teams adhere to the policies and procedures of the Detroit Public School League (DPSL) and the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

    The Office of Athletics and Health Education is to provide opportunities for scholar-athletes to develop their athletic talents, promote leadership and team-building skills, practice good sportsmanship, maintain an academic focus that improves attendance, improves social-skills and maximizes their preparedness for higher-education opportunities.

    High School Athletics

    K-8 Athletics

Contact Information

  • Alvin L. Ward

    Deputy Executive Director
    9th Floor Fisher Building
    3011 West Grand Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48202
    Phone: 313-870-3782
    Fax Server: 313-873-5134


    Maria Adams-Lawton

    Program Associate, K-8 Athletics 
    Phone: (313) 873-8585
    Fax Server: (313) 873-513


    Willie Burton

    Program Associate, 9-12 Athletics
    Phone: (313) 870-5863
    Fax Server: (313) 873-5134


    Erika Bray

    Business Services Specialist-Technical Level III
    Phone: (313) 873-7910
    Fax Server: (313) 873-5134