Physical Education Department

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Mr. Bassler

Physical Education (High School & Middle School)

Football Coach (High School)

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About Me: I grew up in Belleville and graduated from Belleville East. I attended several different universities before ending up at Southeast Missouri State were I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education – (9-12) Mathematics. In addition to being certified to teach high school math, I also have certifications in Physical Education and Driver Education. I earned my Master Degree in Administration from SIUE in 2005. I started my teaching career at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville in 1990. I then accepted my current position at Triad High School in the summer of 1992. My lovely wife of 25 years (Kristy) and I have two beautiful children, Hunter and Samantha.


Mr. Beck

Physical Education

Football Coach


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About Me : I graduated from SIUE in 1997 and I was hired by the Triad School District in the fall of 1998. I teach physical education grades six through eight. I now have a master's degree in Sport Management as well. I coached high school football from 1995-1999 and I have coached middle school football since the year the program started in 2000. I am married to a Spanish teacher and we have two kids, who both attend Triad High School.

Ms. Hardesty

Physical Education

Softball Coach

Basketball Coach

SOAR Assistant


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About Me : I graduated from McKendree College with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. I started teaching for the Triad School District in 1985. In 2004, I received my master's degree in sports management. I have coached many sports throughout the years including tennis,volleyball, basketball, track, and softball. Currently, I coach 7th grade girls' softball and 8th grade girls' basketball.

Ms. Hodges

Physical Education


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About Me : I graduated From SIUE in 1999 with a degree in Kinesiology (Physical Education). I received a master's degree in Pedagogy of Kinesiology in 2013. I have been teaching in the Triad district since 1999. I have taught middle school and elementary physical education. I enjoy Cross Fit, watching college basketball and spending time with my daughter.

Mr. Vickrey

Physical Education

Baseball Coach

SOAR Coordinator


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About Me : I graduated from SIUE in 1998 and I was hired by the Triad School District in the Spring of 1998. I teach physical education grades six through eight. I now have a Master's degree in Sport Management and a Specialist degree in Administration as well. I coached college baseball for five years and I have coached middle school baseball for the last 15 years. I am the ambassador for the SOAR program for sixth graders, NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition, MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition, American Heart Association, and the American Diabetes Association. I am married to a sign language interpreter and we have three children.