The Athletic Program at Whitefield encompasses almost 90 percent of the Upper School and Middle School student body each year. In its brief history, Whitefield
has competed in nine GHSA State Championships,
earned five state championships and sent more than 85 graduates to the NCAA. Whitefield fields 53 sports teams: including 24 varsity teams representing
basketball, soccer, football, tennis, track and
field, cross country, baseball, softball, wrestling, volleyball, golf, swimming, lacrosse, and cheerleading. In 2014, the WolfPack captured the attention
of 200 college scouts at sporting events.
Athletic programs for middle school students
, including a fifth and sixth grade football
team, prepare student athletes for varsity levels
Whitefield also has a comprehensive Sports Medicine Program
, including a full-time athletic training
staff committed to providing preventative care,
immediate attention to injury, and rehabilitation services
for athletes. The SWAT
(Student WolfPack Athletic Training) program provides student volunteers the
opportunity to assist athletic trainers and team
doctors in these efforts.
Coaches at Whitefield understand that an athletic program serves to accomplish much more than building athletic skill; the attitudes and actions practiced
on the field or court are often a reflection
of the way adversities in life are approached. Our coaches act as mentors and are committed to preparing students to honor Christ in all areas of life.
From the Lower School to
the Upper School, students reach their full potential through performance, teamwork, physical well-being, and leadership.
Danny Ryan is Whitefield Academy's athletic director, overseeing all athletic teams as well as the school's sports medicine and athletic training programs. He has been at Whitefield since 2008 and previously served as assistant athletic director and head athletic trainer. In those roles, Ryan provided athletes with instruction on the care and treatment of the body through proper nutrition, exercise, and rest. Ryan regularly addressed the needs of athletes with sprains or other injuries, and applied appropriate medical treatment in conjunction with team physicians. Ryan also developed the Student WolfPack Athletic Training (SWAT) program for students interested in learning the basics of athletic training. Student trainees assist at sporting events. Before coming to Whitefield he had a seasonal internship with the Tampa Bay Rays and was a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech. He has an undergraduate degree in athletic training and sports medicine from the University of South Florida. Ryan is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and is licensed and certified in the state of Georgia.