Cross Country- US Boys
About the Program:
Thayer Boys' Cross Country is one of 16 teams in the Independent School League (ISL) and participates in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Division II for championship play. Our races take place each Saturday through the fall along with the occasional Friday afternoon, and our home races and practices take place on the Harold B. Hatch Cross Country Course on campus. Head Coach Joe Pelletier has been at the helm since 2005. He has prepared student-athletes to play at the next level at colleges like the University of North Carolina, Northeastern University, and Wake Forest University. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to email Coach Pelletier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Tigers!
|Ryan Chiari (captain)||2022||Braintree, MA|
|Aidan Humphreys (captain)||2022||Milton, MA|
|Tommy Bi||2023||Braintree, MA|
|Charlie Gavin||2024||Milton, MA|
|Ben Koper||2022||Scituate, MA|
|Conor Mannion||2023||Milton, MA|
|James Pener||2023||Brookline, MA|
|Jonah Rothman||2022||Needham, MA|
|Ross Tejeda||2022||Milton, MA|
Joseph PelletierHead CoachSince arriving at Thayer in 1999, Joe Pelletier has taught most of the English department's courses for students in grades 9-12. He thrives on the variety that teaching English offers and finds in this variety limitless connections with his students and their own passions and concerns. Joe has taken great pleasure in developing course work that calls on his interest in areas as wide ranging as Shakespeare, Irish literature, music, sports, and more. In his role as advisor, Joe meets regularly with his advisees to discuss their progress. As a lifelong runner, Joe enjoys coaching cross country at Thayer, an activity that regularly provides rich opportunities to work with students outside the classroom.
Paul McCarronAssistant Coach
A lifelong West Roxbury resident, Paul McCarron left the technology field to pursue a more passion-oriented career. He started coaching at Thayer in 2016 as the Middle School cross country coach and assistant coach for the Upper School boys’ cross country team. He is also an assistant coach for Thayer's ski team, an assistant coach for both upper and middle school track & field, and works at Marathon Sports. Paul has coached and mentored marathoners and triathletes as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Team in Training" fundraising program. As a qualified and charity runner, he has completed every Boston Marathon since 1999. He has run other marathons and completed triathlons from sprint distance up to Ironman. A non-profit volunteer, Paul utilizes endurance races as fundraising opportunities.