Physical Education Department

Phone: 494-2983


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Physical Education/Health/Sports Med. MA Sports Psychology MA School Administration

Mr. Hites

A veteran teacher and coach, Mr. Hites has taught Health, Leadership, Physical Education, Sports Medicine in three time zones.  At Vista Ridge he teaches Health and Leadership, while also being the varsity boys basketball coach.

Joe grew up in Port Orchard Washington and earned a bachelors degree in Physical Education from California State University, Sacramento.   He also holds masters degrees in Sports Psychology and in School Administration.

Coach Hites' hobbies include spending time with his family, fishing and exercise.  Off the court and out of the classroom, Joe and his wife Karole have two children,  Josh  (23) and Lauryn (20).


Click HERE to view Mr. Hites' website that includes important links and information.


All Health Classes will use Schoology as the e-learning platform.