Lead From Here

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Director of Athletics Ned Gonet.

About Ravenscroft Athletics

We believe some of the best opportunities to teach students to lead and rally together for a common purpose begin on a team, and some of our students’ best Ravenscroft memories are those shared out on the field.

Wins and losses aside, the real benefit of athletics is how it builds good character when approached with a healthy perspective. Through the emotional and strategic negotiation that happens on a team, responsibility is learned and leadership is instilled as students encourage one another on the track, field, court, and every other playing arena.

We offer 25 sports (boys and girls), and field 53 teams in those sports at the Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity levels.

More than 80 percent of Ravenscroft students in grades seven through 12 participate in School-sponsored athletics.

Prospective Student-Athletes

We appreciate your interest in Ravenscroft. At Ravenscroft, we maintain high expectations for all of our programs. Our competitive athletic programs promote growth and develop leadership skills in our student-athletes while providing them the opportunity to build meaningful and life-long relationships.

As a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA), Ravenscroft does not actively recruit athletes to play sports at our school. In accordance with NCISAA rules: “Coaches, teachers, administrators, other school employees or persons known to be associated with the school’s athletic booster club may not initiate contact with a student-athlete to encourage him or her to attend the school. Once a student has made initial contact with the school’s admissions office, then coaches or other representatives of the school may approach the student about the school’s programs.”

Ravenscroft School does not provide athletic scholarships for student-athletes.

To learn more about Ravenscroft and all of our programs, please contact the Admissions Office.

Athletics Department Administration

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Mr. Ned J. Gonet

Faculty Information
Department(s) Administration, Athletics
Title(s) Athletic Director
Director of Athletics 
Contact Information
School Email
School Phone
Degree(s) Bachelor's, Duke University 1980
Master Athletic Administrator, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association 2004
Other Information

Ned Gonet has been the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Ravenscroft since 1981. 

His football teams have consistently been a force in the Independent league winning numerous Conference Championships over the years and capturing State Championships in 1985, 1989, 1994 and 2000. In addition to football, he has had success as a baseball and girls basketball coach winning Conference and State titles in both sports. He has been very successful in developing players who have contributed at both the college and professional level. In 2004, he earned and received the distinguished certification of Master Athletic Administrator from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA).

Coach Gonet is the current president of the North Carolina Big East Independent School Football Conference and also served in the following capacities:  North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association Executive Board (NCISAA) (1982-1990); NCISAA State Football Chair (2003-2005 and 2008-2010); NCISAA State Basketball Chair (1996,2004,2008 2012); NCISAA Finance Committee (2004); NIAAA Liaison (2003-2004); President of the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (2007-2009); member of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association; member of America Association of Football Coaches; and Pop Warner of North Carolina Board Member. Coach Gonet also served as the North Carolina Shrine Bowl Head Football Coach in 2006 and 2008 and as an assistant in 2005 and 2010. He has also been involved in the Big Buddy program and Safe Child Adopt-A-Family program at Ravenscroft.

Coach Gonet is a 1980 graduate of Duke University where he captained the football and baseball teams. He was also a member of the New York Giants organization after graduation. He was inducted into the Ravenscroft Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

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