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Winter Sports Start Up Information

Thurston Winter Sports 2023-2024

Thurston High School offers many opportunities for Athletics participation. It is free of charge to participate in sports at Thurston High School. Students must have an M.H.S.A.A .sports physical on file and be academically eligible to participate. Information on sports physicals, sports offered and coaches contacts are below. 

Sports Physicals - In order to participate in Winter Sports for the Thurston Eagles, student athletes must have a current MHSAA Sports Physical that was completed on or after April 15, 2023. MHSAA Physical Form Link - MHSAA sports physical 

Academic Eligibility - Students must have passed at least 66% of their 2022-2023 second semester classes in order to be academically eligible to participate in winter sports competition. Students must pass 66% of their 2023-24 first semester classes to remain eligible through the winter sports season. 

Eagles Winter Sports Parent/Student Athlete Meeting 

Date - Wednesday November 1, 2023

Location Thurston High School Cafeteria

Time 7:00 PM 

This meeting is mandatory for all parents and student athletes that plan to play winter sports for Thurston in the 2023-2024 school year. Winter Sports officially start in Mid November for various sports at Thurston. Students must have a fully completed M.H.S.A.A. physical and parent consent form and have it on file in the T.H.S. Athletic Office that was completed on or after April 15, 2023 in order to participate in all Winter sports offered. 

At the meeting, parents and student athletes will meet with their Coaches and Athletic Director. Fall sports information will be given out, as well as opportunities for parents to assist  to enrich South Redford Schools Athletic programs. We need all Eagles on deck to make this a successful season. 

Meeting will take place in the Thurston High School Cafeteria. Parents and Student Athletes should enter through door 18. Meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM. 

Thurston Eagles  Winter  Sports 

Boys Basketball  

Coach Contact - Varsity - Brian Bates [email protected]

JV - Ricardo Gonzalez [email protected]

Freshmen - Cedric Mann [email protected] 

Preseason Boys Basketball Conditioning - Comp Gym - Mondays and Wednesdays 10/9 - 11/1

Preseason Boys Basketball Open Gym - Comp Gym  - Thursdays through 10/12 -11/2

Varsity Tryout Information  - Daily Cuts

Where THS Comp Gym

When: Monday 11/13/23 - Friday 11/17/23 -  2:45 PM  - 6:00 PM  

JV Tryout Information  - Daily Cuts 

Where THS Aux Gym 1

When: Monday 11/13/23 - Friday 11/17/23  2:45 PM  - 5:00 PM 

Freshmen Tryout Information - Daily Cuts

Where THS Aux Gym 2

When: Monday 11/13/23 - Friday 11/17/23  2:45 PM  - 5:00 PM 


Girls Basketball  

Coach Contact - Varsity - Sidney Droughns - [email protected]

JV - Chloe Booker - [email protected] 

Preseason Girls Basketball Conditioning - Aux Gym 2- Mondays and Wednesdays 10/9 - 11/8

Preseason Boys Basketball Open Gym - Aux Gym 2 - Thursdays through 10/12 -11/9

JV and Varsity Tryouts: - Varsity Cuts

Where THS Comp Gym 

When: Monday 11/20/23 - Tuesday 11/21/23 - 2:45 PM  - 5:00 PM 



Coach Contact  - Bill Cohan - [email protected] 

Startup Meeting - Monday, October 30 at 3:00 in the Eagles Nest

Pre-Season Open Mat  - Tuesdays and Thursdays 10/10/23 - 11/8/23

Tryouts - No Cuts 

Where: THS Wrestling Room (next to the weight room)

When:- Monday 11/13/23 - 11/17/23 - 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Competitive Cheer

Coach Contact - Majeste Jones  - [email protected] 

Tryouts: Daily Cuts

Where: Addams Elementary Gym

When: Monday 11/6/23 - 11/8/23  - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Boys Swim 

Coach Contact  - Tom Giummo - [email protected] 

Tryouts - No Cuts

Where: THS Pool 

When:  Monday 11/20/23 - Friday 11/24/23 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Girls and Boys Bowling

Coach Contact - Elizabeth Muzzin - [email protected]  

     Jeff Madigan - [email protected]  

Tryouts: Varsity Cuts Where: Mayflower Lanes (26600 Plymouth Rd. Redford, MI 48239)

When: T.B.D.