High School Athletics


    The 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 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).


    PSL Sports


    • Basketball
    • Cross Country
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track and Field
    • Volleyball
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross Country
    • Football
    • Swimming
    • Track and Field

    Academic Policy

    Beginning with each fall semester since 2013-2014, all PSL scholar-athletes must have a minimum 1.67 grade point average in all classes to be eligible to compete. They must maintain a 2.0 grade point average on every report card marking thereafter, including the second semester final report card marking to remain eligible. There will be no exceptions. The district will assist every scholar-athlete in meeting the academic eligibility requirements through extended day and credit recovery programs.  The eligibility requirements go hand-in-hand with the increased rigor of the district’s academic plan. The plan incorporates ambitious goals to ensure the success of every student, including reaching a target of 98 percent graduation rate and aggressively increasing to proficient and advanced scoring in reading and math scores on standardized tests.



Contact Information

  • James Alexander

    Executive Director 
    9th Floor Fisher Building
    3011 West Grand Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48202

    Phone: 313-870-3782
    Fax Server: 313-873-5134


    Anika McEvans

    Program Supervisor, 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