Head CoachDaniel Ressner is a 1999 graduate of Ravenscroft. He returned to the school in the fall of 2005 as a coach for boys soccer and lacrosse, and has served at the Middle School, JV and Varsity levels for both sports. Since 2010, he has also held the position of Auxiliary Services and Summer Programs Coordinator at Ravenscroft. He is currently the Head Coach of the JV Boys Soccer team and an Assistant Coach for both the Varsity Boys Soccer and Lacrosse teams. Since his return, the lacrosse program has experienced a new and sustained level of success. Dan coached the 2016 NCISAA Div. 1 State Championship team, as well as, two NCISAA finalists in 2012 and 2015. The Ravens have also won 6 consecutive TISAC Boys Lacrosse Championships (2012-17), had five TISAC Players of the Year and 11 NCISAA All-State Honorees. On the soccer field, the Ravens have won multiple TISAC titles, and the Ravenscroft Invitational twice (2013, 2015) during his tenure. Dan earned his B.A Government/Public Policy from Franklin & Marshall College (2003), where he played for the men’s soccer team for two seasons. He completed his M.A. in International Studies at N.C. State University with a focus in International Politics (2010). Prior to his return to Ravenscroft, he was employed by the International Affairs Council of North Carolina.
Assistant CoachWill Byrd is a 2010 graduate of Ravenscroft. He returned to the school in the fall of 2015 as volunteer coach for Varsity Boys Soccer, and started as a full time coach in the fall of 2017. He is currently Assistant Coach for both the JV and Varsity Boys Soccer teams. Mr. Byrd was a member of the Ravenscroft Soccer program from 2004 – 2009, earning All-Conference, All-Region, and All-State honors as a Senior for the Ravens in 2009. He earned his B.A. in Sport and Entertainment Management from The University of South Carolina, playing for the University Club team for two years. Following graduation, Mr. Byrd interned with US Club Soccer. In addition to working at Ravenscroft, Mr. Byrd is an employee of Byrd Tile Distributors in Raleigh, NC.