Football - Varsity Boys
2018 Season Preview:
The 2018 Thayer Tigers enter training camp looking to build on their successful 2017 season. Despite having lost a strong class to graduation, this year’s Tigers feature several experienced players, led by captains Jack Daley ’19, Donovan Mannion ’19 and Jack Schneider ’20, and complemented by five linemen who lettered, and several offensive and defensive backs and receivers. In addition, a strong contingent of players from last fall’s successful JV team (7-1) will vie for positions at the varsity level. The Tigers open their season at home against Middlesex on Saturday, September 22nd.
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 '18
Coaches Cup: Stephon Kindle '18
Slavin Award (Most Improved Senior): Max Wagner '18
Stadfeld Award: Michael McDonough '18
All-League: Cole Roland '18, Kevin Deree '18, Michael McDonough '18, Drew Callahan '18
Honorable Mention: Devon Mann, Max Storch '18, Jack Daley, Jack Schneider '20
Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic: Cole Roland '18
Football In the News:
About the Program:
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 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 email@example.com.
Mike McDonough - University of Rochester
Max Storch - Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Devon Mann - Wagner College
Drew Callahan - Marist College
|1||Quinn McConnaughey||QB/DB||2021||Cohasset, MA|
|2||Terah "Tj" Jean||RB/LB||2020||Boston, MA|
|3||Colin Plante||RB/LB||2020||Stoughton, MA|
|4||Justin DeLuca||RB/LB||2021||Medfield, MA|
|6||Ryan Bogar||WR/P/K||2020||Medfield, MA|
|7||Jaylen Cardoso||WR/DB||2020||Dorchester, MA|
|8||Donovan "Dunny" Mannion||WR/DB||2019||Dorchester, MA|
|10||Christian "Jack" Schneider||WR/DB||2020||Braintree, MA|
|11||Myles Wilson||WR/LB||2021||Brockton, MA|
|12||John "Jack" Thorbahn||QB||2020||Duxbury, MA|
|14||Evan Vieira||WR/DB||2021||Hull, MA|
|15||Richard "James" Foresteire III||QB/LB||2021||Plymouth, MA|
|17||Dylan McDonough||RB/LB||2022||Dorchester, MA|
|20||Bowman "Bo" Schneider||RB/LB||2022||Braintree, MA|
|21||Drew Kelly||WR/DB||2020||Braintree, MA|
|22||Matthew "Matty" Kenney||WR/DB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|24||Jacob Gula||WR/LB||2020||North Easton, MA|
|25||Peter "PJ" Farley II||RB/DB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|27||Luca Milano||RB/LB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|28||Shane Weber||WR/DB||2022||Walpole, MA|
|34||Barry Bourassa III||RB/DB||2021||Raynham, MA|
|50||Henry Richard||OL/DL||2020||Dorchester, MA|
|51||Mark Monahan||OL/DL||2019||Quincy, MA|
|53||Ryan Hocker||OL/DL||2019||Boston, MA|
|54||James Geraghty||OL/DL||2019||Milton, MA|
|55||John DeMarco||OL/LB||2021||Norwell, MA|
|56||Anthony Frank||OL/DL||2022||Hanover, MA|
|57||Quinn Cashman||OL/DL||2021||Boston, MA|
|58||John "Jack" Daley||OL/DL||2019||Plymouth, MA|
|61||Vinh Tran||OL/DL||2021||Randolph, MA|
|62||Adam Fogel||OL/DL||2019||North Easton, MA|
|63||Noah Goldthwaite||OL/DL||2022||Braintree, MA|
|64||Zachery "Zach" Vienneau||OL/DL||2019||Mansfield, MA|
|70||Sam Hess||OL/DL||2021||Cohasset, MA|
|74||Danya Abrams Jr.||OL/DL||2020||Avon, MA|
|75||Clayton Cetkovic||OL/DL||2019||Milton, MA|
|81||Alex Chaisson||WR/DB||2020||Scituate, MA|
|82||Theodore "Ted" Wilson||WR/DB||2022||Boston, MA|
|84||Will Rooney||TE/DE||2022||Milton, MA|
|87||Samuel Okunlola||TE/DE||2022||Brockton, MA|
|88||Ryan St. Clair||TE/DE||2020||Weymouth, MA|
|89||Jack Wipf||TE/LB||2021||Cohasset, MA|
Jeffrey ToussaintHead CoachJeff 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.
Peter RobartsAssistant CoachPeter 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.
Kenneth BurkeAssistant CoachKen arrived at Thayer Academy in 2006 as an Upper School Latin and English teacher as well as a football and baseball coach. A graduate of Amherst College, he enjoyed four years playing football at the collegiate level before following in his father’s footsteps as a high school teacher and coach at schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York beginning in 1993. A graduate of Roxbury Latin, Ken received All-League recognition for football and was fortunate enough to play a role on back-to-back I.S.L. undefeated teams. At R.L., Ken also enjoyed success as a member of an I.S.L. championship baseball team. A life-long believer in the teacher-coach model, Ken has relished being a part of his student-athletes’ lives for over twenty-five years. Additionally committed to learning new musical instruments to complement a life-long passion for playing violin, Ken resides in his hometown of Milton with his wife Deirdre, also a career educator, and their two sons Ernie and Sean.
Jamie BourqueAssistant Coach
Jamie is a 1990 graduate of Brandeis University where he played Varsity Basketball in the UAA League. He also 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 where he was an assistant football coach and was honored to be 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 was also an assistant varsity basketball coach. Jamie resides in Boston and is originally from Waltham.
Brad MayerAssistant Coach