Athletics

Lead From Here

Please click the arrow above to watch a welcome message from
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

Mr. Jim Edward Gibbons III

Faculty Information
Department(s) Athletics, Lower School Physical Education, PE Faculty, Upper School Physical Education Faculty
Title(s) Assistant Athletic Director
Contact Info
School Email
  (Primary)
School Phone
2460
Education
Degree(s) B.S., Exercise Science, Ithaca College
M.S., Student Personnel Administration, State University of New York College at Buffalo
Other Information
2008 
 

Jim Gibbons joined Ravenscroft in 2008 as an Assistant Athletic Director-Technical Services. His duties include: head coach of the varsity baseball team, and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the varsity football team. His physical education responsibilities include teaching an Upper School Fitness Education class, and administering Lower School Presidential Fitness testing for the fifth grade. Prior to coming to Ravenscroft, Coach Gibbons spent five years teaching and coaching at the Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Ga.) and 13 years as a college football coach at various levels. In 2012, Coach Gibbons completed the process to claim the title of "Certified Athletic Administrator" from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association. 

Ravenscroft
7409 Falls of Neuse Road Raleigh NC 27615
(919) 847-0900
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