Soccer - MS B Boys
Middle School 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 Middle School 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/
Jim played and graduated from the University of South Florida and has coached all levels of soccer including; Assistant Men's Coach at Harvard, South Florida, Columbia and George Washington. Several years ago he decided to return to the Boston area in order to coach prep school soccer. He spent two years as the Head Varsity Girls' Coach at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. For the past nine years he has also coached the US Region 1 Olympic Development Program Boys' U15 team. Coach Felix is very excited to join the the Thayer community and use his wealth of experience in order to build truly vibrant program.
William LanaganMr. Lanagan grew up in Burlington, Ma and attended the Belmont Hill School where he played soccer, ice hockey and ran track. He then attended Colby College and majored in Spanish and minored in Education. He also played on both the varsity soccer and varsity hockey teams at Colby.Upon graduation, Mr. Lanagan taught from 1995-2005 at Malden Catholic High School. At MC, Mr. Lanagan was the Head varsity soccer coach for nine years and coached the freshman, junior varsity and varsity ice hockey teams.Mr. Lanagan came to the Thayer Academy Middle School in 2005 as a Middle School Spanish teacher. He also teaches the Introduction to Language to the sixth grade class. At Thayer, Mr. Lanagan has coached the varsity girls hockey team, junior varsity and middle school boys hockey teams. He also coached the varsity boys soccer team, as an assistant, and middle school boys soccer teams. Mr. Lanagan lives in Wilmington with his wife Beth and two sons, Casey and Garrett. Casey is in seventh grade and Garrett is in fourth grade.