Jul 8, 2019
Ronnie Chavis compiled an impressive record as a coach, primarily in baseball, but is perhaps best known his role as an outstanding athletic administrator. A graduate of Prospect High School in Robeson County, where he was all conference in two sports, Chavis went on to Pembroke State University, where his baseball team advanced to its division's College World Series. He started his coaching career at Magnolia during the 1972-73 year then served as varsity baseball coach for 10 years at Pembroke before going to West Robeson. At West, he coached baseball and also served as athletic director. For over 20 years, he was director of athletics, health, physical education and driver education for the Public Schools of Robeson County before his retirement. A member of the UNC-Pembroke Hall of Fame, Chavis served a four-year term on the NCHSAA Board of Directors and is also a former president of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association. Ronnie has also been recognized nationally with a National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Citation and was the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) National Athletic Director of the Year in 2009.