Rabun Gap to induct Hall of Fame honorees

Jesse Greener is pictured in the middle of the front row. Daniel Ostojic is the coach on the left. Both will be inducted into Rabun Gap's Athletic Hall of Fame in October. (Photo courtesy Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School)

On October 14, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School will induct two new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame. The ceremony is part of the school’s annual Fall Homecoming festivities.  This year, the school is honoring two former players turned coaches.

Jesse Greener

Jesse Greener (Photo submitted)

Jesse Greener graduated from Rabun Gap in 2008. She lettered in both basketball and soccer and helped varsity girls basketball win their first CAA championship. Greener was All-CAA in soccer both years at Rabun Gap. She was the first female All-NCISAA recipient for girls soccer in 2007.

After graduating from Rabun Gap, Greener attended the University of Alabama, where she played on the women’s club soccer team. After a career in politics, Jesse earned a second degree from Kennesaw State and a Masters from the University of Georgia. She has since returned to Rabun Gap as an Upper School Humanities teacher, Coordinator of Female Athletics, and Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach.

In only her second season, Coach Greneer’s team finished 15-2-1 and earned a top 8 seed in the NCISAA 4A State Tournament.

Daniel Ostojic

Daniel Ostojic (Photo submitted)

Daniel Ostojic ‘99 was part of a second group of Bosnian students to attend Rabun Gap.  He was a top performer in both soccer and basketball. During his junior year, both of those teams made it to the GHSA state tournament. The basketball team won a thrilling home playoff game against Buford that year. Soccer made the state quarterfinals twice during his time at Rabun Gap, posting a 17-1 record one year.

During one of the soccer playoff games, Daniel scored the winning goal in the league semi-final.  After playing both sports at Piedmont University, Daniel returned to Rabun Gap to teach, coach, and serve as an assistant athletic director. He was even one of Jesse Greener’s coaches when she played at Rabun Gap.

As Varsity Boys Soccer Coach, Daniel helped Rabun Gap quickly make a name for itself in the NCISAA.  He helped set the stage for the boys soccer team to become two-time reigning state champions.

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