Football - MS 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/
Richard IskraAssistant CoachRichard Iskra's main responsibility as a teacher, advisor and coach, is to build relationships with students, in which students can feel comfortable in developing themselves as communicators and competitors - as strong community members and steadfast teammates. Having studied the Classics and art at Williams College, as well as having played football and hockey for the Ephs, Mr. Iskra believes that participation in both the humanities - Latin especially - and in sports can promote ethical, cognitive, artistic and competitive growth.
Brian WilliamsAssistant 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 (BB&N) 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 was also an Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach. Jamie resides in Boston and is originally from Waltham.