Set in Salt Lake City, Highland’s athletic programs are far superior to many other schools in the country. Perhaps the most well-known team at Highland is the rugby union team, who have a 418-10 record. The rugby team was coached by Larry Gelwix from 1976-2011, and he helped lead them to 20 national high school championships.
Finally, Mark Numbers was brought on board in 2013 and has been leading the charge ever since. In 2008, the movie Forever Strong was released, which documented the Highland rugby team’s accomplishments. Several NFL players and other notable names in sports attended, including Marcus Mailei, Haloti Ngada, and retired Miami Dolphins player Nate Orchard.
This private prep school in the south was established in Tennessee in 1893. These days, the Baylor Red Raiders are known for being one of the best high school sports programs in the country. Between 1995 and 2012, the women’s golf team won 16 consecutive titles. The school has more than 150 championship victories to its name, many of which come from the swim team.
Baylor has some incredible athletic facilities that lend to their teams’ excellence. The facilities include three basketball courts, a weight room, and offices for the coaches. Olympic gold medalist in swimming, Geoff Gaberino, along with pro football players John Hannah and Jacques McClendon are among a few of the former Red Raiders.
Allen High School
Allen High School has one of the best football programs out of all of the schools in Texas. Since 2001, the Allen Eagles have made it to the playoffs every year, and since 2006, they’ve won every district title they’ve played for. The team set a record in 2012 for the most consecutive wins in a season, going 15-1 that year.
Aside from the impressive football team, Allen has many other talented squads. The wrestling team has won several state championships, as have the hockey, bowling, basketball, and girls’ golf teams. Multiple NFL players call Allen their alma mater, including Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyle Murray, along with Tejan Koroma, J.D Walton, and Jonathan Williams.
Arlington Memorial High School
Located in Vermont, Arlington Memorial High School was ranked as one of the best schools in America by the U.S. News & World Report. But as impressive as their academic programs may be, the real star of the show at this school are the boys’ and girls’ various sports teams.
Since 1971, the basketball teams at Arlington Memorial have won 18 state championships. The soccer and softball teams aren’t far behind, with the soccer teams winning 16 of their own, and the softball team earning nine between 1983 and 2001. The girls’ soccer team’s record for their regular season in 2017 was an impressive 14-0.
Hampton High School
Positioned in the state of Virginia, Hampton High is known for its impressive football and basketball teams. In the 1980s, the football team won 10 straight state championships, along with two national titles. They are ranked as the #8th best high school for the sport in the country. But the basketball team is known for being the ones to beat – particularly the girls’ team.
They've won the last seven district titles and hold the VHSL Group AAA State Champion title. Their talented athletics teams have collectively won 35 state championships since 1936. NFL players Robert Banks, Elton Brown, and Ronald Curry are a few of the pro athletes to call Hampton their alma mater.