Athletics & Activities

VAHS Summer Athletics & Activities Guidelines 

There are a lot of questions and perspectives related to Public Health Madison and Dane County’s release of the Forward Dane Plan. Hopefully, this information will help clarify and provide answers to questions as they relate to high school sports.  

We continue to gather information and provide clarifications as information is made available to us, as we recognize that the current pandemic climate is not ideal or what we are used to.

The Governor’s General Counsel has defined the end of the 2019-2020 school year as of June 30, 2020 – the statutorily determined end of the school year. This means that school buildings and associated grounds are closed to students for instructional and extracurricular activities through that date.

VASD and VAHS will implement the following additional provisions in support of the Forward Dane Plan and the safe reopening of our schools and community:

1) Virtual summer training activities may begin on June 1st, related to general strength and fitness training. This means individual training or workouts may be shared or scheduled on a virtual platform for synchronous training - such as stretching, flexibility, and warm-up routines, strength and speed training, conditioning, and mental preparation/sport psychology resources - so long as it follows normal WIAA Coaching Contact rules.

2) VAHS athletic programs, including clubs, will not have in-person programming. This includes summer contact, open gyms, camps, clinics, fundraisers, or other in-person training or social opportunities through July 31st. Please note that this also means that coaches shall NOT encourage students to gather together in any capacity on or off VASD facilities/grounds.

• Our school buildings will be closed through July 31, 2020. This includes all facilities and grounds, including athletic fields, outdoor courts, and stadiums, with a few exceptions. Please click here to view those facility access exceptions.

• VASD athletics and activities shall NOT hold any summer contact sessions in person nor encourage students to gather outside of school grounds, to train through July 31st at this time. Please note that the recently released WIAA Summer Activities Guidance does not apply to VASD at the moment, as a decision was made by VASD not to conduct any summer extracurricular activities:

We hope to have additional guidance before August 1st from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Public Health Madison and Dane Country, and the WIAA to prepare for safe return to hybrid in-person academics, facilities usage, and extracurricular activities in the fall, if able.

WIAA sport-specific virtual summer contact can begin July 1st virtually.

The long-term goal is for a return to normal operations when deemed safe and when we can meet the needs for appropriate cleanliness, hygiene, monitoring, and interaction to safely operate athletic programming.


We Welcome Our Newest Head Coaches!

The VAHS Athletic Department is honored and excited to welcome the following coaches to lead our outstanding student-athletes next year in their respective sports as our newest head coaches:

Reggie Patterson (Head Boys Basketball Coach)
Reggie Patterson

First and foremost, I want to thank God, my wife, Marisa, my daughter, Chloe, my mother, Kiawana, my friends, and my family, for supporting me. I am thankful for Mr. Zimba and the hiring committee for the opportunity that is ahead of me. I am so honored and humbled to be the new head boys basketball coach at Verona Area High School.

My basketball journey started in the state of Mississippi, where I started playing basketball at a young age, and in 2012 I graduated from Baldwyn High School, having played on the varsity squad for all four of my years in high school. After high school graduation, I played two years at Northeast Mississippi Community College. I then had the incredible opportunity to finish my basketball career as a member of the Mississippi State University men's basketball team.

In 2017, I moved to Madison to serve as the graduate assistant for the women's basketball team at Edgewood College for two years. After graduating with my Master's degree in Educational Leadership, I was offered and accepted a position as a varsity assistant coach for the Verona Area High School girls basketball program.

I am currently employed at Verona Area High School, and I am looking forward to being a part of the Verona Area High School community not only academically but now athletically as well. My life and basketball experiences have taught me about hard work and perseverance, something I hope to pass on to my players. My core values in my life and my coaching are respect, passion, unity, servanthood, and humility.

I'm looking forward to seeing these young men grow on and off the court!

Go Wildcats!
pattersr@verona.k12.wi.us  


Hanna Rebholz (Head Girls Golf Coach)

Hanna Rebholz

My name is Hanna Rebholz and I am the new girls’ golf head coach at VAHS. I just graduated from UW Oshkosh with a degree in Human Services Leadership where I played on the golf team for four years. While at VAHS, I was a member of the varsity golf team all four years. My team made three trips to the state tournament where we were runners up in 2013 and State Champions in 2014.
I am thrilled to be able to share my love and passion for the game of golf with the team. As the new head coach, my goal is to build a strong team in all aspects. While golf is often looked at as an individual sport, there is a team behind each individual performance.
I look forward to the girls supporting each other on and off the course.
Go Wildcats! rebholzh@verona.k12.wi.us 


  David Perkins (Head Boys Soccer Coach)

Dave Perkins My name is David Perkins, and I am originally from Racine, WI, where I was lucky enough to attend St. Catherine's High School. After graduating high school, I attended St. Norbert College, where I was a four-year starter on the Men's Soccer Team. I graduated from SNC with a degree in Sociology.  I then moved to Madison to earn my teaching certification at Edgewood College.  
In 2009 I decided to return to Edgewood College to pursue my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Along the way, I worked in higher education and retail, but my true passions have been teaching and coaching.  
I have been actively coaching in the Madison area for the last 17 years. During that time, I was the Varsity Boys' Soccer Coach at Edgewood High School, while also assisting with the Girl's Soccer Program. I was also an Assistant Varsity Boys' Soccer Coach at Verona High School in 2011. On top of coaching high school soccer, I have also worked as a club soccer coach for the Madison 56ers, Verona Soccer Club, and was the Director of Coaching for Magic Soccer Club.  
My wife Melissa and I are parents of two beautiful children, Stella (5 years), Myles (3 years), and two energetic Boston Terriers (Maya and Lily). When I am not spending time with my family, I am usually cheering on my beloved Packers, Badgers, and Chelsea FC! I am very much looking forward to joining a school with such a rich soccer history and can’t wait to get started!
I am excited about the opportunity to once again coach at Verona Area High School and lead the boys' soccer program.
Go Wildcats!
perkinsd@verona.k12.wi.us

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Verona Area High School currently offers 22 athletics programs to our students. Each program consists of a varsity team, junior varsity team and in some cases include multiple freshman teams. Our coaching staff consists of 75 coaches passionate about sports and students.

Over 35 clubs and activities are also offered at Verona Area High School! A wide range of topics and interests can be explored during either A+ or after school. Check with the club/activity advisor to see when meetings are taking place!


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