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Athletics

Craig Ashley

We view athletic competition as a chance for students to participate and achieve, build character and confidence, and to develop life skills that extend beyond the playing field. We offer nearly 40 teams, so every student has the opportunity to play.

craig ashley, interim Athletic Director

Interscholastic athletics are an essential part of the educational experience at Greensboro Day School.

Our program gives students the opportunity to build lasting friendships and develop the lifelong skills of teamwork, perseverance, and determination. Athletic competition allows students not only to strive for excellence, but also to develop the qualities of good character and sportsmanship.

Expectations for all our Bengal student-athletes are based on our Community Cornerstones of Respect, Kindness, Integrity, and Responsibility. 

 

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ATHLETICS BY THE NUMBERS

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Athletic Teams

With nearly 40 teams, every student has the opportunity to play.

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Sports

Sports include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.

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Team and individual state championships

GDS has a strong tradition of excellence in athletics and is proud to have numerous conference and state titles in several different sports.

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Team and individual conference championships

GDS has a strong tradition of excellence in athletics and is proud to have numerous conference and state titles in several different sports.

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percent of students in grades 5–12 participate in at least one sport each year

Wide athletic participation is the norm at GDS, and our student-athletes also excel in academics and the arts.

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graduating seniors over the last five years have committed to playing sports in college.

Over the years, many of our graduates have gone on to compete beyond our campus in a wide variety of sporting activities.

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Full-time athletic trainers

We are proud to provide high quality sports medicine care to our student athletes through our staff of two full-time athletic trainers.

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Acre campus is home to some of the best athletic facilities in the Triad.

Our athletic facilities include three gyms, tennis courts, two playing fields, a baseball field, and a cross country course.

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Meet Our Team

Craig Ashley

Craig Ashley

Interim Athletic Director
Freddy Johnson

Freddy Johnson

Director of Basketball Operations & Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Meg Clapp

Meg Clapp

Assistant Athletic Director & Athletic Assistant Trainer
Jon Schner

Jon Schner

Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Trainer & Upper School Teacher

News from Athletics

Enrollment Growth Fuels Athletics Expansion

The 2022–23 school year started with fantastic momentum and history-making enrollment. We welcomed 877 students on the first day of school, including 191 new students—the largest number of new students since 1972 and the second-largest number of new students in the school’s 53-year history!

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Coming Up

Greensboro Day School is a member of The Piedmont Triad Athletic Conference (PTAC) and the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA).

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Female soccer player lines up a shot
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Upper school basketball player dribbles past the defense
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Female lacrosse player carries the ball toward the goal