Team Details

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

2017 Season Photo Gallery

Football In the News:

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

Cole Roland Named a Globe Player of the Week

Kevin Deree '18 Named a Herald Player of the Week

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

Mike McDonough - University of Rochester

Max Storch - Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Devon Mann - Wagner College

Drew Callahan - Marist College



# Name Position Class Hometown
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

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.
  • 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.
  • Kenneth Burke
    Assistant Coach
    Ken 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 Bourque
    Assistant 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 Mayer
    Assistant Coach