The newly opened Klein Aquatic Center includes an eight-lane 25-yard competition pool, five-lane 25-yard warm-up/activity pool, generous seating capacity to host large community events, and ample space for both our Middle School and varsity swim teams to participate.
Our Athletics program is a fundamental part of a Country Day education. On average, 85 percent of our students in Grades 7–12 participate on at least one interscholastic team in a given school year.
Student-athletes have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with their teammates and learn important life lessons while experiencing the pride of competing for their school. Buccaneer teams have built a storied tradition, earning 136 state championships in the school’s history.
Country Day has a long and storied athletics history with rich tradition. Whether demonstrated by the achievements of individuals and teams or the memories in the hearts of our student-athletes and coaches, our Bucs Spirit defines our success.
The Country Day athletics program builds on the lessons our student-athletes are learning in the classroom, serves as a focal point of school and community pride, and connects us with peer schools and communities beyond our campus.
Masanori Toguchi Director of Athletics
Our athletics program is an integral part of the student experience at Country Day. Our work builds on the lessons our student-athletes are learning in the classroom, serves as a focal point of school and community pride, and connects us with peer schools and communities beyond our campus. Our school-wide commitment to excellence is at the heart of all that we do.”
This newly opened facility serves as our primary competition space for volleyball, basketball, and wrestling, with seating for over 1,200 spectators to cheer on our Bucs. The weight room and wrestling/multipurpose rooms allow for training opportunities for all sports.
Opens winter 2022. Our comprehensive Athletics Complex—which includes the Bruton Smith Athletic Center—also includes a wrestling room, weight room, a health and wellness area, visitors’ locker room, and administrative offices.
The Bruton Smith Athletic Center houses the Harris Gymnasium, which is where our Lower School PE program takes place. The gym features an elevated indoor track, three full-size practice courts. The lower level of the building includes the O’Leary Sports Medicine Center.
This facility is comparable to some of the nation's best college centers.
Our largest outdoor competition venue, Belk Stadium is home to our football and boys soccer teams in the fall and our girls soccer teams in the spring. Key features of the venue include a full-size natural grass field, an eight-lane all-weather track with field event areas, lighting for night competitions, bleacher seating for 2,500 spectators, concession, restroom, and ticketing facilities, and a two-level press box.
Country Day’s varsity and JV tennis teams practice at Rankin Tennis Courts, an eight-court facility. Four of the eight courts can be lit for night play. Bleacher seating is built into the hillside adjacent to the courts.
Soccer trains on Crawford Field, baseball plays on Ed Walton Field, field hockey and lacrosse play on Dowd Field, and softball has its on field, too.
Our Middle School campus features four designated fields for practices and competitions for field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, and football. The baseball and softball diamonds both feature batting cage areas, and the football/soccer field is ringed by a four-lane track. In addition, tennis teams play on six courts. Basketball and volleyball programs practice and compete in the designated gym, which provides ample spectator seating and includes a sports medicine facility.
Despite the difficult loss in the second round of the NCISAA Boys Basketball Playoffs, the Bucs had a remarkable season.
She joins us from Hough High School where she served as head coach for five seasons and played Division 1 softball at UNCW.
The new 30,000 square foot facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2022.