In Community With Coach Sparks

Our friend and colleague, teacher and coach, Derek Sparks, was recently diagnosed with cancer.  Derek is a light in our community and has been cheering on all of us for years whether as a teacher, a coach, a mentor or a friend.  Now it is our chance to be a light for him and cheer him on as he begins his journey back to health.

This page will include updates on Derek's condition, photos and videos, and a place to leave prayers and messages for Derek and his family.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, pray for Derek.

If you feel moved to write a personal note to Derek, please enter your thoughts below and it will be sent directly to him.


Sparks Strong

It's time for a PINK OUT for Sparks!  This Saturday, October 16, all Lancer fans are encouraged to wear a Sparks Strong T-shirt to the football game in support of Coach Sparks and his battle with cancer. Pre-order your limited t-shirt now and pick it up at Saturday's game. The QR code to purchase can be found below, as well as in the cafeteria during both lunches. All proceeds will go to the Sparks family to help with medical costs. 

Small T-shirts will also be available for pick-up at school beginning Monday, October 18.




8.23 A prayer service was held in the Kennedy Catholic gym to lift up Derek and his family.  Father Jim Northrup presided over the service and the Lancer Community came together in support of Derek.

Hear Derek's interview with Ian Furness of Seattle's Sports Radio KJR 950