Message from Athletic Director
Welcome to Seacrest Country Day School Athletics. The Seacrest Athletic program offers 10 different sports and has a total of 32 teams at the Varsity/JV and Middle School level. We encourage students to play multiple sports and over eighty percent of our Upper School and Middle Students participate in at least one school-sponsored team. Seacrest is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association, Sunshine State Conference and Private 8 Conference.
We value the important role that athletics plays in our 360-degree approach to education. Seacrest has many district and regional titles, as well as an individual and team state championship. During the past decade, over sixty of our athletes have gone on to play their sport at the collegiate level. However, these accolades are secondary to our students’ accomplishments in the classroom and in the community. Our experienced, dedicated coaches are committed to developing balanced individuals who lead a life of significance. Our six core values of respect, integrity, kindness, curiosity, perseverance, and responsibility are emphasized on a daily basis in our athletic program.
We hope all of our students will take advantage of the educational and athletic opportunities that Seacrest has to offer.
Bill Carufe -Director of Athletics
Head Athletic Trainer - Hans Smelker
Hans is a certified and licensed athletic trainer who earned both his BS in athletic training and his MS in health science education from FGCU. During his athletic training career, Hans has worked as an intern with the Boston Red Sox, a rehabilitation therapist in an orthopedic clinic focusing on post-surgical care, a Head Athletic Trainer at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, FL, and a Head Athletic Trainer for Naples Community Hospital and Palmetto Ridge High School in Naples, Florida. Hans is a leader both on and off the field and employs a wealth of knowledge that is invaluable in a wide variety of clinical settings. Hans also teaches Health class for Seacrest and has previously taught Biology and Anatomy & Physiology in the public school setting. Hans’ primary focus as Head Athletic Trainer at Seacrest is the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Hans also enjoys educating his athletes about the human body, how it functions, how injuries occur, and how injuries can be prevented.