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Mater Dei High School (Evansville, Indiana)

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Type  Private, Coeducational
Established  1949
Principal  Mr. Darin Knight
Address  Evansville, IN, USA
Number of students  502 (2013–2014)
Colors  Red, Gold
Religious affiliation(s)  Roman Catholic
Oversight  Diocese of Evansville
Chaplain  Father Alex Zenthoefer
Phone  +1 812-426-2258
Founded  1949
Mater Dei High School (Evansville, Indiana)

Mater Dei High School or Evansville Mater Dei High School is a private Catholic high school on the west side of Evansville, Indiana, constructed in 1949. It is one of two Catholic high schools that serve the students of Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, and Warrick counties as part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Evansville.


Extracurricular programs include: athletics, theater, music, speech, dance cats, and other clubs and organizations.

State titles

  • Baseball (1998–99)
  • Boys Basketball (2003–04)
  • Girls Basketball (2011–12), (2012-13)
  • Football (2000)
  • Wrestling (1986), (1995), (1996), (1997), (1998), (1999), (2000), (2001), (2002), (2003), (2006), (2007), (2015)
  • Softball (2016)
  • Music

    State finals appearances:

  • ISSMA Class D: 2006 - 8th place
  • ISSMA Class D: 2007 - 5th place
  • ISSMA Class D: 2010 - 4th place
  • ISSMA Class D: 2011 - 7th place
  • Other notable achievements:

  • MSBA Class A: 2009 - 4th place
  • MSBA Class A: 2010 - 3rd place
  • The Mater Dei Marching Band are under the direction of Dan Klipper.

    SAE Supermileage Competition

    The team from Mater Dei High School achieved the winning mileage of the 2008 competition in the high school division (1716 miles per US gallon (0.1371 l/100 km)). Mater Dei also captured first place in the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 competitions.

    Speech Team

    IHSFA Sectional Champions (2014, 2017)

    IHSFA State Finals, Class A: State Champions (1997, 2017) 3rd place (2014, 2015) 4th place (2011, 2012, 2016)

    The Mater Dei Speech Team is under the direction of Head Coach David Nagel, Assistant Coach Evan Elliott, and Alumni Coach Isaac Memmer. Students are members of the Indiana High School Forensics Association and the National Speech & Debate Association's Honor Society.


    Mater Dei High School (Evansville, Indiana) Wikipedia

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