Team Details

Football - Varsity Boys


2017 Season Recap:

The 2017 Tigers had an excellent season. They shut out their first three opponents this fall, outscoring them 95-0. In addition, a solid come-from-behind 22-12 Homecoming victory over Roxbury Latin in week 5 and a fourth shutout, 28-0, at Groton on week 7 were highlights. Senior quarterback Cole Roland led the ISL with 11 TD passes. Sophomore Jack Schneider was electrifying, scoring six touchdowns receiving, one rushing and two on kickoff returns. The Tigers just missed out on a NEPSAC bowl invitation with a heartbreaking 42-35 loss to arch rival St. Sebastian’s on week 8, but finished with a winning, 5-3 record.

In addition to Roland and Schneider, seniors Kevin Deree (LB, RB), Michael McDonough (LB, FB), Max Storch (RB-CB), Drew Callahan (TE-DE), Stephon Kindle (OL/DL), Devon Mann (WR/DB), Nick Fiorentino (WR/DB/LB) and Charlie Wichern (OL/DL) were stars all season. Underclassmen Schneider, Jack Daley, Colin Plante, Dunny Mannion, Adam Fogel, Danya Abrams and Mark Monahan were outstanding contributors, and will lead next year’s returners.

2017 Award Winners:

MVP: Cole Roland

Coaches Cup: Stephon Kindle

Slavin Award (Most Improved Senior) Max Wagner

Stadfeld Award: Michael McDonough

All-League: Cole Roland, Kevin Deree, Michael McDonough, Drew Callahan

Honorable Mention: Devon Mann, Max Storch, Jack Daley, Jack Schneider

Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic: Cole Roland

Overall, the program’s numbers have grown significantly, as upwards of 50 upper school boys will play football this fall. Coach Jeff Toussaint, ’82, hopes that the newcomers will provide depth and strength to the team.

Toussaint was part of the Thayer’s first two ISL Championship teams (1980, 1981), and is proud of the many players who have gone on to play at the college level. In recent years, former Tigers have played, or still play, for Division 1 schools (BC, UConn, Dartmouth, Elon, Bryant, Fordham and UNH) as well as quite a few in Division 3 (Amherst, Bowdoin, Trinity, Bates, Wesleyan, Catholic University).

The Tigers play an exciting, tough brand of football. We welcome you to come to a game.

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to email Coach Toussaint at

Photo Gallery Link:

Football In the News Links:

Ikenna Nwokeji, '13, signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers:

Cole Roland Named a Globe Player of the Week:

Kevin Deree Named a Herald Player of the Week:

Mike McDonough going to University of Rochester

Max Storch going to WPI

Devon Mann going to Wagner College

Drew Callahan going to Marist College


Roxbury Latin School
Thayer - Football Grass Field
Win 22-12
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Thayer - Football Grass Field
Loss 35-18
St Sebastian's School
Thayer - Football Grass Field
Loss 42-35


# Name Position Class Hometown
74 Danya Abrams Jr. OL/DL 2020 Avon, MA
6 Ryan Bogar WR/P/K 2020 Medfield, MA
34 Barry Bourassa III RB/DB 2021 Raynham, MA
87 Drew Callahan (captain) TE/DE 2018 Rockland, MA
21 Jaylen Cardoso WR/DB 2020 Dorchester, MA
75 Clayton Cetkovic OL/DL 2019 Milton, MA
58 John Daley OL/DL 2019 Plymouth, MA
31 Justin DeLuca RB/LB 2021 Medfield, MA
55 John DeMarco OL/LB 2021 Norwell, MA
61 Thomas DeMatteo OL/DL 2020 Milton, MA
11 Kevin Deree WR/RB/DB 2018 Halifax, MA
76 Padraigh Desmond OL/DL 2020 Quincy, MA
10 Nicholas Fiorentino WR/DB 2018 Plymouth, MA
62 Adam Fogel OL/DL 2019 North Easton, MA
20 Richard Foresteire III RB/LB 2021 Plymouth, MA
24 Noah Goldberg RB/DB 2018 Scituate, MA
70 Sam Hess OL/DL 2021 Cohasset, MA
53 Ryan Hocker OL/DL 2019 Boston, MA
3 Terah Jean RB/LB 2020 Boston, MA
7 Drew Kelly WR/LB 2020 Braintree, MA
22 Matthew Kenney WR/LB 2021 Hingham, MA
66 Stephon Kindle OL/DL 2018 Dorchester, MA
82 Sebastian MacMillian WR/LB 2018 Plymouth, MA
1 Devon Mann QB/WR/DB 2018 Sharon, MA
41 Donovan Mannion WR/DB 2019 Dorchester, MA
2 Quinn McConnaughey QB/DB 2021 Cohasset, MA
44 Michael McDonough (captain) RB/DB 2018 Dorchester, MA
27 Luca Milano RB/LB 2021 Hingham, MA
57 Mark E. Monahan OL/DL Quincy, MA
81 Cole Neelon TE/LB 2018 Hingham, MA
14 Colin Plante RB/LB 2020 Stoughton, MA
63 John Pulgini OL/DL 2018 Milton, MA
8 Cole Roland (captain) QB/LB 2018 Duxbury, MA
25 Christian Schneider WR/DB 2020 Braintree, MA
33 Maximilian Storch (captain) RB/DB 2018 Quincy, MA
28 Evan Vieira WR/DB 2021 Hull, MA
84 Zachery Vienneau TE/DE 2019 Mansfield, MA
88 Maximilian Wagner TE/LB 2018 Wellesley Hills, MA
51 Charles Wichern OL/LB 2018 Hingham, MA
12 Jack Wipf QB/LB 2021 Cohasset, MA

Coach Info

  • Jeffrey Toussaint
    Head Coach
    Jeff returned to Thayer in 1997 as a teacher and coach. Currently, in addition to teaching History and English, he is the middle school's Dean of Students and sixth grade department head. In athletics,  Jeff has been the head varsity football coach since 2004 and has served as head varsity baseball coach from 2013-2015. In addition, he has coached basketball at various levels.
  • Kenneth Burke
    Assistant Coach
  • Peter Robarts
    Assistant Coach
    Peter Robarts has spent his entire educational career at Thayer. He began as the athletic trainer and physical education teacher in the upper school. Over time he has had the opportunity to serve the school in various capacities, as an assistant athletic director, interim athletic director and co-athletic director. He directed "Camp Thayer" (the summer program) for ten years. He has coached a variety of sports with Football and Track & Field being his focus. He resides in Duxbury with his partner Kathi. Together they have raised five children, three of which are Thayer Alumni. In his free time he enjoys skiing, fishing, hiking, boating and Zymurgy. He and Kathi also enjoy traveling.
  • Brad Mayer
    Assistant Coach