An Independent Day School for Grades 6-12


Crystal Athletics

The purpose of the Crystal Athletics program is to help students become their best selves through participation in competitive athletics. Aligned with the school’s commitment to excellence in academics, Crystal Athletics focuses on personal growth and skill development by cultivating discipline, sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork and character. Crystal Athletics enriches the student experience for both participants and the entire Crystal Community.


What does it mean to be an athlete at Crystal?

It means...

Excellence. Professional coaching, skill development and competition thrive in tandem with Crystal’s program of academic excellence. First class field, court, and training facilities are just steps away from its classrooms.

Opportunity. Gryphons choose among 26 teams in 9 sports for Middle School, and 24 teams in 14 sports for Upper School.

Versatility. As a Gryphon, you have the opportunity to play multiple sports across the school year, and across your school career.  

Possibility. Whether you’re an All-Star or just getting started, there’s a competitive team for every Gryphon.
Support.  If you’re committed to a sport beyond school, Crystal has training facilities and sports medicine expertise that support your passion for athletics.

Find a Team

By the Numbers

15 Sports Offered
42 Teams
89% of Students play at least one sport
32% of Students play four sports
9 Team Championships (football, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball)

Coaching Openings

For questions about coaching positions, please contact Athletic Director Bobby Long via e-mail at

Athletic Staff

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Bobby Long

    Bobby Long 

    Director of Athletics
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  • Photo of Chris Wade

    Chris Wade 

    Associate Director of Athletics
  • Photo of Japheth Cato

    Japheth Cato 

    Assistant Director of Athletics & Operations Manager
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