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The information for that story came from Ronnie Chavis, athletics director for the Public Schools of Robeson County.
Ronnie Chavis, the ...
Ronnie Chavis, the soon-to-be-retired athletics director for the Public Schools of Robeson County, said that Lumberton Senior High for about five years has had some access to athletic trainers, but Fairmont, Purnell Swett, Red Springs, South Robeson and St. Pauls have relied on first responders.
Chavis said he has been in periodic talks with SRMC during the past half decade about providing the services to those five high schools, and received a call recently saying that could happen.
said, while the first responders had done a "good job," athletic trainers are much better equipped to provide first aid and to diagnose medical injuries.
The trainers will also provide stability that hasn't been enjoyed in the past.
said the trainers have agreed to attend football practices and home events in sports where an injury is most likely to occur, and he
specifically mentioned football, basketball, baseball, soccer and wrestling.
But trainers will have the autonomy to work events as they see fit.
While addressing the school board Tuesday night, Chavis
urged its members to accept the agreement, pointing out that this county has been lucky when it comes to injuries on fields of competition in recent years.
But we all know, luck runs out.
Ronnie Chavis, athletic ...
Ronnie Chavis, athletic director for the Public Schools of Robeson County and a member of the group hoping to get the golf course reopened soon, said Wednesday that it would probably cost between $65,000 and $75,000 to bring Riverside facilities up to state code.
The group of concerned golfers, he said, is trying to chart a plan for raising that revenue.
"But no one is going to invest that much money unless the state guarantees it will lease the property," Chavis
"At this time, there has been no guarantee….
is like a dark cloud over us."
said that golfers from all walks of life play at Riverside, a course that at one time was the only course in the state where American Indians
A large number of young people, including members of both the boys and girls golf teams at Purnell Swett High School
, use the course regularly, he
"Where are these kids going to practice if the course is closed?
Ronnie Chavis, the athletics ...
Ronnie Chavis, the athletics director for the Public Schools of Robeson County, is relieved to know that medical providers will be present at this year's football games.
"If something catastrophic happens on the field, these doctors and providers will help us make better medical decisions," Chavis
TAMPA, FL- - Ronnie Chavis of ...
TAMPA, FL- - Ronnie Chavis of Robeson County has been honored as the National Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
The award came during the organization's recent national convention in Tampa, Florida.
Chavis, who has served as director of athletics, driver education, health, and physical education for the Public Schools of Robeson County for over 17 years, was vying with five other district winners from around the country for the National Athletic Director of the Year Award after winning the award for the Southern Region of the United States.
The Southern District represents 12 states from Virginia to Florida and the District of Columbia.
Begun over 34 years ago, the purpose of the program is to give recognition to athletic administrators around the country who exemplify the highest standards of their profession.
The award plaques are provided by Herff-Jones.
According to NASPE President Fran Cleland of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, "By making a significant impact on the lives of students, Ronnie Chavis has made an outstanding contribution to his school and community.
Chavis has demonstrated time and again that he is an exceptional communicator and gifted teacher and coach.
The perfect model for a school system athletic director, he
is a highly dedicated professional who knows how to motivate his
coaches and student athletes to strive for excellence."
many accomplishments, with a Carol M. White Physical Education Grant he
purchased each of the seven high schools in his
district a fitness center that included new conditioning and physical education equipment.
All 35 elementary and middle schools in the district received physical education supplies and equipment as well as special software.
worked with the Public Schools of Robeson County
Board of Education to fund a lighting project that provided lights for all the baseball, softball, and two football fields.
In addition, Chavis established the Robeson County Coaches Golf Tournament, which has raised over $15,000 to assist coaches and athletes that have experienced hardships.
most recent professional awards, he
has received the NCHSAA Distinguished Service Award, the North Carolina Athletic Director of the Year; the National Federation High School Citation and the NIAAA State Award of Merit.
Ronnie has previously served as the president of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association and served a term on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors.
undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke and another graduate degree from Campbell University.