Alix Charles was named the Head Coach of the Ravenscroft Boys Varsity Soccer team in 2007. Prior to coming to Ravenscroft, Charles was the Head Coach at Wake Forest Rolesville High School for both boys and girls JV teams, and an assistant coach for the boys and girls Varsity teams. Charles also coaches club ball with the Capital Area Soccer League. In 2009, his U-17 boy’s team won the State and Regional tournaments and earned a fourth place finish at the national tournament. In 2011, he took a different U-17 boys team to the regional tournament where his team was the runner-up in Region III.
A Haiti native, Charles played for Violette Athletic Club, one of the most prominent clubs of Haitian soccer. As a high school student he was selected to play for Haiti’s Junior National team. Charles played his college soccer at Staten Island Community College where he became an All-American and led his team to the national tournament. He also played semi-professionally in the German American soccer league, spending two years with Olympiacos and one year with Hellenic.
Charles has been very active in youth soccer and started his coaching career in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. He later moved to Florida and coached for the Cities of Sunrise and Boca Raton. In both places, he took multiple teams to the states final four tournaments.
Charles coached many players who continued to play in college and beyond. He had the most influence on his twin boys who both starred at Lehigh University from 1993-97 and went on to represent the U.S. as members of the U.S. Sand Soccer National team.
Charles has a United States Soccer Federation “B” coaching license and more recently obtained his Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaching Association of America.
Charles has an M.S. Degree in Management of Technology from the University of Miami and a B.S. Degree in Information Systems, from Barry University.
Dan 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. He is currently an Assistant Coach for both the Varsity Boys Soccer and Lacrosse teams.
Since 2001, Mr. Ressner has held the position of Assistant to Auxiliary Services and Summer Programs.
He earned his B.A. in Government and Public Policy from Franklin & Marshall College, 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.
Prior to working at Ravenscroft, Mr. Ressner was employed by the International Affairs Council of North Carolina.