Middle School teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All Middle School participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/TeamSchedules.
Jamie Bourque is a 1990 graduate of Brandeis University where he played Varsity Basketball in the UAA League. He is a 1986 graduate of Worcester Academy. Prior to arriving at Thayer Academy, he spent the last 10 years coaching in the ISL at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School (BBN) where he was an Assistant Football Coach and was honored to be a part of 2 NEPSAC Bowl Championships. Also, he guided the golf team to 3 golf championships in three years as the head coach. In addition to football & golf, Jamie is also the Head Girls' JV Basketball Coach. Jamie resides in Boston and is originally from Waltham.