From the beginning, academics was the focus of Charlotte Latin, but an early goal was to also have a healthy, well-rounded student body.
As a cost-conscious school, our founders limited the initial athletics program to what they could afford: basketball, cross-country, swimming, tennis, golf, soccer, track, and cheerleading.
Without facilities when we started, Latin's track team practiced on Saturday mornings at East Mecklenburg High School, soccer and basketball games were all away games, and cross-country ran at the newly-constructed Raintree golf course.
Despite these challenges, the 1975 track team had many successes. One of Latin's early superstars, Jon Michael, ran a 4:11:7 mile – that still stands as our school record.
Through an unwavering commitment to our mission and the understanding of the important role athletics plays in teaching students, the current Latin Athletics program consists of 69 teams who train and compete in facilities that include gyms, tracks, stadiums, weight rooms, pools, and more. Our 128 acre campus includes such specialty areas as a wooded cross-country course, SwimMAC Carolina and a state-of-the-art conditioning facility.
CLS Athletic Hall of Fame
The Charlotte Latin School Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes members of the Charlotte Latin School community who have distinguished themselves as outstanding contributors to the School's athletic program by having demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship and character. Inductees also will have established high standards of excellence in athletic achievement.
Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form
2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
2020 Hall of Fame Inductees
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
- Elizabeth Barnhardt ’91
- Jimmy Broadway, former CLS Athletic Director
- Steve Howard, former Coach and Teacher
- John Michael ’75
- Scot Robison ’07
- Jenny Edwards Wood ’91
Elizabeth Barnhardt ’91
Jimmy Broadway, former CLS Athletic Director
Steve Howard, former Coach and Teacher
John Michael ’75
Scot Robison ’07
Jenny Edwards Wood ’91
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees – Inaugural Class
- Bev Earle, former Coach
- Jerry Faulkner, former Athletic Director
- Anthony Morrow ’04
- Pender Murphy ’77
- Bob Patten, former Coach
- William Howard Pitt, Jr., founding Board of Trustees
- Dave Thompson, former Athletic Director
Bev Earle, former Coach
Jerry Faulkner, former Athletic Director
Anthony Morrow ’04
Pender Murphy ’77
Bob Patten, former Coach
William Howard Pitt, Jr., founding Board of Trustees
Dave Thompson, former Athletic Director
Latin's exceptional athletes are recognized and recruited by regional and national college and universities. The College Counseling Office works cooperatively with the Athletic Director and the coaches throughout the academic year coordinating athletes' academic testing and educating them about recruiting and scholarship opportunities. A College Counselor works individually with students who sign to participate in NCAA Division I and NCAA Division III athletics.
Charlotte Latin students graduates from the last five years have participated or are currently participating in athletics at the following universities:
Amherst College, Auburn University, Baylor University, Berry College, Belmont University, Birmingham-Southern College, Boston College, Brown University, Carleton College, Clemson University, College of the Holy Cross, Colorado College, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Davidson College, Denison University, University of Denver, Duke University, Elon University, Emory University, Franklin and Marshall College, Furman University, Georgetown College, Gettysburg College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Morehouse College, Mount St. Mary's University, North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University, Oglethorpe University, Princeton University, Roanoke College, Rhodes College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Siena College, South Carolina State University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, Tennessee Technological University, Texas Christian University, the U.S. Military Academy West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy, University of Virginia, Wake Forest University, Washington and Lee University, Wesleyan University, Yale University.
Alumni in Action
Charlotte Latin graduates playing professional sports:
|Brenton Bersin '08||(Wofford) NFL, Carolina Panthers (2013 - 2017)
|Chris Canty '00
||(Univ. of Virginia) NFL, Baltimore Ravens (2013-2015)
Member of the NY Giants team that won the 2012-13 Super Bowl Championship
2010 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner (NY Giants)
Drafted in 4th round of 2005 draft to the Dallas Cowboys
|Ross Cockrell '09||(Duke) NFL, signed by Carolina Panthers March 2018; previously with NY Giants (2017), Pittsburgh Steelers (2015-2016); drafted #109 by the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft|
|Juan Guzman '06||(Liberty) USLPRO, currently with Oklahoma City Energy FC; previously with Charlotte Eagles Mens' Soccer Team
|Anthony Morrow '04||(Georgia Tech) NBA, currently with Portland Trailblazers; previously with Chicago Bulls (2017) and Oklahoma City (2014-2017); started NBA career with Golden State in 2008|
Andrew Tannenberger '08
(Univ. of Delaware) Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse Team (2016)