Runnels | Independent School, Baton Rouge

Athletic Director's Welcome

Robert JohnsonAthletic Director

Welcome to Raider Nation!

The Runnels athletic department takes great pride in the accomplishments of our student-athletes. Their commitment to balancing academic pursuits with athletic responsibilities is a challenge that is taken seriously.

The students are invited to participate in a variety of individual and team sports.  Our coaches and staff instill a foundation of respect, commitment, dedication and discipline that contributes to the tradition of lifelong success for our young men and women.

The coaching staff and I are dedicated to helping all of our student-athletes reach their true potential.

We are a small school but we play with big heart!  Go Raiders!

Robert “Tookie” Johnson
Athletic Director
Runnels School

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Guided by a dedicated and experienced coaching staff and fueled by the diverse interests and strong commitment of our student athletes, the high school sports program at Runnels continues to flourish. Below is a brief sampling of honors earned by the Runnels Raiders.

Baseball / Two state championships, 15 district championships, numerous individual awards, and 8 baseball scholarships.

Softball / Four LHSAA State Softball Tournament appearances, “Elite Eight,” 6 district championships or state runners-up.

Basketball / Two LHSAA “Top 28” Tournament appearances, 21 district championships, 30 Academic All-State players, 6 Our Lady of the Lake Scholar-Athletes, 2 High School All-American College Scholarships.

Volleyball / State semi-finalists, 6 district championships, 10 state tournament appearances, 6 District MVP College Scholarships, 2015 Sportsmanship Award presented by the Capital City Board of Volleyball Officials.

Bowling / District championship, regional championship, 8 All-District players.

Powerlifting / Six gold medals at state meets, USAPL High School Nationals silver medalist, a second place nationally in the team members’ division, 2 Outstanding Lifter trophies.

Soccer / Regional finalists, bi-district championship, district finalists, Coaches of the Year awards for boys’ and girls’ coaches.

Tennis / Two state tournament appearances, placed second in regionals, 4 All-Metro players.

Cross Country /  2009 Boys State Champion, 2007-2009 Girl top ten finalist, Boy and Girl All-Metro runners, 2011 Gatorade Runner of the Year, 2009 All-State Cross Country Team, and All-State Academic Cross Country team members, 4 college scholarships.

Outdoor Track & Field /  Preparing for our 3rd year in Boys and Girls Varsity competition:  sprints, distance, hurdles, high jump, long jump, javelin, pole vault, discus and shot put.  2010 Boys State Champion in 1600m and Girls Runner Up in 3200m (received college scholarship). 2011 Boys State Runner Up in 1600m.  2010-Qualified 3 athletes to Regional meet. 2011-Qualified 4 athletes in 5 events to Regional meet.  10 Academic All-State members.

Swimming: Three college swimming scholarships, numerous trophies in city and state meets, High School All-American.

LHSAA Class: B
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Golf, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Indoor and Outdoor Track.

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