Football - JV Boys
Sub-varsity 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 sub-varsity 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.
Students at Thayer are privileged to be a part of the Independent School League (ISL). This collection of 16 schools shares the highest ideals for school sports and competes in almost every sport Thayer offers. In addition to the ISL opponents, we schedule contests against other members of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
Thomas FooteHead CoachUpper School Math Faculty Thomas Foote lived the first 10 years of his life on independent school campuses, as his parents taught at the Peddie School and the Garrison Forest School. Their example, the experience of helping his four younger siblings with their schoolwork, and a series of teaching internships encouraged him to teach.
Foote graduated from Amherst College in 2009 with a degree in economics. While at Amherst, he played lacrosse and worked with the UMass football team. Before coming to Thayer, Foote taught at Suffield Academy and Boston Collegiate Charter School. In addition to math, he previously taught history and English classes and wrote for the Suffield communications office. Foote is also a 2018 graduate of Wesleyan University, where he earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in mathematics, and he completed Columbia University’s Klingenstein Summer Program in 2012.
Foote is also an assistant football coach and assistant boys lacrosse coach. He was named the Western New England Lacrosse Division II Head Coach of the Year in 2018 when his Suffield squad won the league championship, and the team was honored with the League Sportsmanship Award in both 2017 and 2019.
Foote and his wife Katie live in Braintree, and they are expecting their first child this fall.
Larry CarlsonAssistant CoachLarry J. Carlson has been teaching and coaching at Thayer Academy for many years. Before arriving to teach, he supervised a dormitory and several athletic activities at a boarding school for students with special needs in Vermont. Since then, he has been active in many aspects of campus life, including academics, athletics, the arts, community government, foreign travel and exchanges, advising students and, most recently, the Thayer Academy Archives. At present, he teaches United States history and Modern European history, but has taught courses on various other subjects, including Russian and Soviet history, Western Political theory and philosophy and World War II. He coaches both football and track and field and performs music annually on Thayer's stage (in the past with his own children, all of whom attended and graduated from the Academy). As the Academy’s Archivist, he helps to preserve and maintain the school's history and traditions by managing the Wentworth Archives (which continues to grow), supervising exhibits, making educational presentations, and participating from time to time in such school events as Founders Day. As have all faculty members at Thayer, he has been Advisor to a small group of students, most often in the 11th grade, but also in other grades. Music, history, athletics and traveling throughout the world remain a big part of his life when not at Thayer. Being a former rugby player and sailor; a regular performer at a local living history museum and, at one time, a member of the cast of King Richard's Faire; and presently a soloist for two performing chorales and a member of two smaller a capella groups, as well as a gardener, beekeeper and an avid reader has and continues to afford him a rich and busy life.
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.