Meet the Team

Richard Foresteire Jr. P '19, '21

Richard Foresteire Jr. P '19, '21

Athletics Director
Rick joined the Thayer staff after serving 25 years in the athletics department at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, where he coached football and hockey, and was the varsity baseball coach for 19 years, and served as the Athletic Director for 12 years. Rick earned his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University where he was a four-year member of the varsity baseball team. During his free time Rick enjoys golfing, skiing, fitness and the beach. Rick, his wife, and their children Grace and James live in Plymouth, MA.
John Reid

John Reid

Middle School Director of Student Activities and Athletics, Middle School History Faculty
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 lab Katie.
Kristin Parnell

Kristin Parnell

Associate Athletics Director
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

Class of 2011
Assistant Athletics Director
Brad joined the Athletics Department in August 2018 after spending two years working in Alumni Relations 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 and Club President of the PC Club Hockey Program which competes in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Brad is the oldest of three brothers: Ryan '14 and Kyle '16. He resides in South Boston.

Athletics Department Staff & Coaches Contact Information

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

Athletics Department Staff                                                                                                                          
Athletics Director Rick Foresteire P '19, '21    781.664.2247
Middle School Athletics Director   John Reid 781.664.2289
Associate Athletics Director Kristin Parnell 781.664.2246
Assistant Athletics Director Brad Peterson '11 781.664.2327
Head Athletics Trainer Ellen Malloy 781.664.2273
Athletics Trainer Garett Butkuss P '26 781.664.2244
Athletics Trainer Anne Lally 781.664.2250
Equipment Manager AnnMarie Leonard P '03, '06 781.664.2234
Equipment & Uniform Manager Jacob Spedden 781.664.2604
Strength & Conditioning Coach Sophie Browne Jones '04 781.664.2245


Fall Sports - Upper School Coaches / After School Activities  
Football Jeff Toussaint '82        781.664.2333   
Field Hockey Kathleen Boyle P '26 781.664.2327  
Boys' Soccer Patrick Metelus   781.664.2327  
Girls' Soccer Nick Rugnetta '07 781.664.2327  
Boys' Cross Country Joe Pelletier 781.664.2228  
Girls' Cross Country Jeff Browne P '04, '05 781.664.2237  
Volleyball Roberta Stannard 781.664.2327  
Crew - Instructional John Geary 781.664.2327  
Strength & Conditioning         Sophie Browne Jones '04 781.664.2245  


Winter Sports - Upper School Coaches
Boys' Hockey Tony Amonte '89 P '16, '18, '19, '23 781.664.2010 
Girls' Hockey Brandy Fisher Bailey P '28, '29    781.664.2327
Boys' Basketball Brandon Odom '04 781.664.2229
Girls' Basketball William O'Dwyer '02 781.664.2332
Boys' & Girls' Skiing      Heidi Brown  781.664.2208
Co-Ed Wrestling Steven Keith    781.664.2327
Swimming & Diving   Samantha Taylor 781.664.2327
Gymnastics Joan McDonough 781.843.9624


Spring Sports - Upper School Coaches
Baseball Rick Foresteire P '19, '21 781.664.2247 
Softball Laura McDonough      781.664.2327
Boys' Lacrosse Ben Rubeor 781.664.1618
Girls' Lacrosse Anni McDonough Zukauskas '94 P '28, '29 781.664.2295
Boys' Track & Field       Mike Jones '03 781.664.2245
Girls' Track & Field     Jeff Browne P '04, '05 781.664.2237
Boys' & Girls'  Crew Jordan Evans 781.664.2224
Girls' Tennis Cathy Turpel 781.664.2255
Boys' Tennis Mike Davis 781.883.9044
Co-Ed Golf Jamie Bourque 781.664.2285