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, and Sports Medicine in three time zones.  At Vista Ridge, he teaches Health and Leadership, while also being the varsity boys basketball coach.  

In 2020, Mr. Hites was recognized as Vista Ridge High School's teacher of the year, as well as a  finalist for Colorado Teacher of the Year

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

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

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