Jacob “Tyler” DePew
City where you currently reside: High Point, N.C.
Year graduated from VCHS: 1999
Education or training after graduation: Bachelor’s degree in exercises physiology, with specialization in athletic training, University of Illinois-Chicago; and master’s degree in exercise and movement science, with specialization in athletic training, University of Oregon
Family: Parents-Rick and Melissa DePew
Occupations during and after high school: Worked for my father at Double D Plumbing during high school; intern athletic trainer-Grand Rapids Rampage (Arena Football League); intern athletic trainer-Seattle Mariners (Arizona League); athletic trainer-Detroit Tigers (various minor league levels); seasonal athletic trainer-College of William and Mary (winters while working for Tigers); and athletic trainer-High Point University (primary coverage of men’s lacrosse).
School activities/clubs/sports in which you participated: Baseball, scholar bowl and theater club.
School friends: John Denton, Stefanie Stombaugh, Lindsey Oertwig, Luke Holt and Mark Timmerman.
Vandalia teachers/coaches/administrators remembered: Mr. Well, Mr. Travelstead, Ms. Thompson, Ms. Knutt, Mrs. Cordonier.
Fondest memories of Vandalia: Friday night football games, front row of basketball games, all the guys I played baseball with and cruising the St. Peter blacktop.