Physical Education Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Brophy College Preparatory Health and Physical Education Department is to promote the physical, emotional, social and spiritual health of our students. To accomplish this, our staff will:

    1. Instruct students to develop biomechanically correct and efficient movement patterns
    2. Endorse engaging in daily physical activity and consuming nutritionally sound food for life
    3. Convey an appreciation to God for the amazing gift of life
    4. Uphold sportsmanship and support the dignity of every human being
    5. Encourage students to make decisions for the greater glory of God
    6. Help students to see God in all things, including themselves
    7. Model healthy behavior

Joe Denk, Department Chair

Introduction to Strength and Conditioning, Strength and Conditioning
Mr. Denk is a native of Ohio and an alumnus of St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland. After earning his Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology from the University of Dayton, he worked as the director of strength and conditioning at a sports medicine facility in Englewood, Ohio. In addition to teaching, he coordinates the strength and conditioning programs for all of Brophy's athletic teams.
Classroom: Weight Room  ||  Tel: 602-264-5291, ext. 6284  ||

Scott Heideman

Coach Heideman earned a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education from ASU with an emphasis in health and physical education. He has been a member of the Brophy faculty since 2007 and is the head coach of freshman football. He also works with the Office of Faith and Justice as the Big Brothers program coordinator and a retreat leader.
Classroom: Piper 118  ||  Tel: 602-264-5291, ext. 6355  ||

Mike Schwertley ’99

Health, Physical Education
Mr. Schwertley earned a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from the University of Arizona. At Arizona, he was a member of the varsity football and basketball teams. In addition to teaching in the Physical Education Department, Mr. Schwertley works with the basketball and football programs.

Classroom: Robson Gym  ||  Tel: 602-264-5291, ext. 6284  ||

Chris White

Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Medicine
Mr. White earned a Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College and a Master of Science from the University of Arizona. Mr. White has been the head athletic trainer at Brophy since 1986.
Classroom: Keating 1  ||  Tel: 602-264-5291, ext. 6271  ||