Meet the Team

Roberta "Bobbi" Moran

Roberta "Bobbi" Moran

Director of Athletics
Athletics Director Roberta “Bobbi” Moran is an experienced administrator, coach, and educator. Prior to Thayer, Moran served for six years as athletics director at Kent Place School in New Jersey where she also coached field hockey. Before that, she spent 15 years as associate athletics director and sports information director at The Loomis Chaffee School in Connecticut; Moran also coached field hockey, golf, lacrosse, and softball at Loomis Chaffee. 

Moran earned her undergraduate degree from Siena College, where she played four years — two of those years as captain — on the Siena field hockey team. She later received her master's degree in strategic communication from Purdue University. A certified personal trainer and fitness instructor specializing in mindfulness and meditation, Moran cares deeply about student-athlete success in education as well as the physical and emotional health of those she works with. She has presented nationally and worked with Big Ten, Ivy, and NESCAC college athletic teams to create programs that improve mental focus and enhance athletic performance. She is a member of NOMAD (National Organization of Minority Athletic Directors) and SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). 

When she’s off campus, Moran enjoys spending time with her husband, their four children, and her husky-lab mix, Boomer.
John Reid

John Reid

Middle School Director of Student Activities and Athletics | Middle School History Faculty | 8th Grade Dean, Head Coach - Middle School Ice Hockey
John Reid is the Middle School Athletics Director and teaches 8th grade history. Prior to being in the Middle School, John was the Assistant Athletics Director for 4 years. Before his years at Thayer, John worked in the Boston College Athletic Department and also was the General Manager of the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League. John received a Bachelor's Degree in History from Boston College and a Master's Degree in Leadership from Northeastern University.

He lives in Hingham with his wife Heidi; their daughter Charlotte; their son Cooper and their yellow labs Katie and Molly.
Kristin Parnell

Kristin Parnell

Associate Director of Athletics
Kristin Parnell joined the Thayer staff in August 2015, after serving as Hanover High School Athletic Director from 2012 to 2014. Previously, Parnell served as Director of Athletics at Emerson College for 5 years, and was member of the Emerson athletic department for 14 years. Parnell has soccer coaching experience from her time at Emerson, Notre Dame Academy, and Hingham High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from American International College, a master’s degree in education-sports management from Springfield College, and a master’s in management and organizational communication from Emerson College. Kristin, her husband Al, and their children Alyssa, Dylan and Jessica live in Hingham, Mass.
Brad Peterson '11

Brad Peterson '11

Associate Director of Athletics, Assistant Coach - Girls' Varsity Ice Hockey, Assistant Coach - Varsity Baseball
Brad joined the athletics department in July 2018 after spending two years working in alumni relations & advancement at Thayer. He graduated from Thayer in 2011 where he was the captain of the Varsity Hockey and Varsity Baseball programs as well as the recipient of the Thomas J. Berry III Leadership Award. After Thayer, Brad attended Providence College, where he earned a B.S. in Finance in 2015. He was the team captain of the Providence Club Hockey Program, who competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). In 2021, he earned his Master's in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University. Originally from Brockton, Brad currently resides in Charlestown and has two younger siblings: Ryan '14 and Kyle '16. 

Athletics Department Staff & Coaches Contact Information

You can also find all coaches' contact information on each team's page.

Athletics Department Staff                                                                                                                 
Athletics Director Bobbi Moran 781.664.2247
Middle School Athletics Director    John Reid 781.664.2289
Associate Athletics Director Kristin Parnell 781.664.2246
Associate Athletics Director Brad Peterson '11 781.664.2327
Head Athletics Trainer Ellen Malloy 781.664.2273
Athletics Trainer Garett Butkuss P '26, '30 781.664.2244
Athletics Trainer Anne Lally 781.664.2250
Equipment Manager Tyler Watters  
Strength & Conditioning Coach Blair Bennett  


Fall Sports - Upper School Coaches
Football Jeff Toussaint '82                                          
Field Hockey                     Suzanne Noone
Boys' Soccer Ian Wheeler
Girls' Soccer Paul Turner
Boys' Cross Country        Joe Pelletier
Girls' Cross Country Jeff Browne P '04, '05       
Volleyball Roberta Stannard


Winter Sports - Upper School Coaches
Boys' Hockey David Hymovitz '92
Girls' Hockey Brandy Fisher Bailey P '28, '29               
Boys' Basketball Michael Babul
Girls' Basketball William O'Dwyer '02
Boys' & Girls' Skiing        Chandler Brill
Co-Ed Wrestling Jeff Kent P '13
Swimming & Diving   Emily Kana


Spring Sports - Upper School Coaches
Baseball James Pierce '03
Softball Laura McDonough     
Boys' Lacrosse Bill Daye
Girls' Lacrosse Anni McDonough Zukauskas '94 P '28, '29
Boys' Track & Field       David Callum / Steve Branfman
Girls' Track & Field     Jeff Browne P '04, '05
Boys' & Girls' Crew John Geary
Girls' Tennis Sally Goldman P '99, '00, '03
Boys' Tennis Mike Davis
Co-Ed Golf Robert "Bo" Cramer