Athletics Names Head Coaches for Volleyball and Cross Country

By Daniel Boston '00, Sports Information Coordinator

The Gulliver Athletics department is excited to welcome Gary Neiditch as its head girls' volleyball coach and Ryan Raposo as its varsity boys' and girls' cross country coach.

Neiditch comes to Gulliver after 10 years of coaching the girl's volleyball team at Rutgers Preparatory School in Franklin Township, New Jersey. Neiditich led Rutgers Prep to three non-public state titles and reached the volleyball state finals five times. As a player at Fair Lawn High School, Neiditch earned first team All-County and All-State honors. Recently, he was inducted into the Fair Lawn High School Hall of Fame in New Jersey.

"My coaching philosophy has always been that success, discipline and respect for the game and our opponents do not have to come at the cost of having fun and fostering a love of volleyball," Neiditch said. "I am incredibly excited to join the Gulliver community and be a part of its proud Raider tradition."

Ryan Raposo will lead the girls' and boys' cross country program at both the Upper School and Middle School. Raposo joins Gulliver after a 12-year stint at Miami's John A. Ferguson High School, where he served as head girls' cross country coach for eight years, and head boys' cross country coach for 10 years. He has been working with the Gulliver track & field program since the spring, and will transition into his new role for the 2018-19 school year, overseeing the cross country program.

At Ferguson, Raposo led the team to 11 state top-10 finishes, including a couple of state runner-up performances in 2007 (boys') and 2011 (girls'). He has coached 14 student-athletes to first team All-Dade honors on 21 occasions, was selected as a Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Coach eight times and was named Miami Herald Girls' Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013. Raposo amassed a 92-4 dual meet record to go along with 57 wins at major competitions, including 10 Greater Miami Athletic Conference, six district, five county and five regional championships.

"I am honored to lead the cross country teams at Gulliver," Raposo said. "Coaching at this prestigious college preparatory school with a renowned athletic program is a professional milestone for me. I'm beyond excited to have the opportunity to guide and influence the lives of young student-athletes and be a part of this exceptional community."

Is your child interested in trying out for one of Gulliver's sports teams in 2018-19? Click here for information on the upcoming Middle School and Prep Sports Fair; starting dates for the fall, winter and spring athletic seasons; and necessary participation forms.