Football - Varsity Boys
Season Recap | 2019:
The Varsity Football team, with six new starters on both offense and defense, won their first two games and three of their four home games this fall as they battled through the iron of the ISL. Through strength of schedule and performance, the Tigers finished the season ranked seventh by the Boston Herald in the sixteen-team ISL. Highlights included Jack Schneider '20 setting new school records for career receptions (107) and yards receiving (1,657), Myles Wilson '21 hauling in 6 more TD catches and Sammy Okunlola '22 dominating on both sides of the ball. Luca Milano '21 ably captained the defense from his middle linebacker spot. In addition, the team was awarded the Rorke-Flaherty ISL Team Sportsmanship Award. With four of the five starting offensive linemen returning as well several other key players, next fall’s team will be strong.
Award Winners | 2019:
Team MVP: Jack Schneider ’20
Coaches Award: Terah Jean ’20, Jaylen Cardoso ’20
ISL All-League: Jack Schneider ’20, Myles Wilson ’21
ISL Honorable Mention: Luca Milano ’21, Samuel Okunlola ’22, Samson Okunlola ’23
Flaherty-Rourke ISL Team Sportsmanship Award
About Coach Toussaint:
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.
|1||Jarvis Adams Jr.||RB/DB||2022||Dorchester, MA|
|2||Tj Jean||RB/LB||2020||Boston, MA|
|3||Quinn McConnaughey||QB/DB||2021||Cohasset, MA|
|4||Justin DeLuca||RB/LB||2021||Medfield, MA|
|6||Ryan Bogar||WR/P/LB||2020||Medfield, MA|
|7||Jaylen Cardoso||WR/DB||2020||Dorchester, MA|
|8||Michael Kerr||WR/DB/K/P||2021||Dorchester, MA|
|10||Jack Schneider (captain)||WR/DB||2020||Braintree, MA|
|11||Myles Wilson (captain)||WR/DB||2021||Brockton, MA|
|12||James Foresteire III||QB/DB||2021||Plymouth, MA|
|14||Evan Vieira||WR/DB||2021||Hull, MA|
|15||Jack Wipf||TE/LB||2021||Cohasset, MA|
|17||Dylan McDonough||QB/LB||2022||Dorchester, MA|
|20||Bo Schneider||RB/LB||2022||Braintree, MA|
|21||Ethan Bartletta||WR/DB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|22||Matty Kenney||WR/DB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|24||Jacob Gula||TE/LB||2020||North Easton, MA|
|25||PJ Farley II||RB/DB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|27||Luca Milano||RB/LB||2021||Hingham, MA|
|28||Jackson Reardon||WR/DB||2023||Norwell, MA|
|31||Brian Black||WR/DB||2022||Norwell, MA|
|32||Daniel Cherry||RB/LB||2023||Milton, MA|
|33||Mason Lukowski||WR/DB||2023||Westwood, MA|
|34||Barry Bourassa III||RB/DB||2021||Raynham, MA|
|35||Drew Sullivan||WR/DB||2023||Pembroke, MA|
|55||Noah Goldthwaite||OL/LB||2022||Braintree, MA|
|56||Tommy DeMatteo||OL/LB||2021||Milton, MA|
|57||Quinn Cashman||OL/DL||2021||Boston, MA|
|63||Samson Okunlola||OL/DL||2023||Brockton, MA|
|66||John Kuropatkin Jr.||OL/DL||2023||Marshfield, MA|
|70||Sam Hess||OL/DL||2021||Cohasset, MA|
|74||Danya Abrams Jr. (captain)||OL/DL||2020||Avon, MA|
|77||Hugh Geraghty||OL/DL||2023||Milton, MA|
|78||Kyle Deegan||OL/DL||2022||Milton, MA|
|82||Ted Wilson||WR/DB||2022||Boston, MA|
|83||Jaaden Simpkins||TE/LB||2023||Brockton, MA|
|87||Samuel Okunlola||TE/DE||2022||Brockton, MA|
|88||Will Rooney||TE/DE||2022||Milton, MA|
|Ben Chaskes||OL/DL||2022||Pembroke, 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 Coach
Denis CroninAssistant CoachDenis joins Thayer after spending the last six years at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA, where he served as a Spanish teacher, class dean, head dorm parent, advisor, football and basketball coach. Previously, he taught and coached for three years at the Tilton School in New Hampshire. He earned his BA from Colby College in Spanish and Latin American Studies, where he also played football, and his MA from Middlebury College in Spanish. At Thayer, Denis will teach four sections of Spanish, advise, and coach in the football and basketball programs.
Jamie BourqueAssistant Coach
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.