Baseball - Varsity Boys
Season Recap | 2019:
Thayer Academy began to prepare for the 2019 season with a spring training team trip to Port St. Lucie, Florida. The week of games and practices will be invaluable to the team’s preparation heading into ISL play. Led by Captains Daniel Cooke and Connor Davidson, Seniors Jaden Mullen, Tim Kemp, Ed Connolly, Harry MacKinlay, Mark Monahan, Dunny Mannion and Liam Goldthwaite the Tigers maintained the program’s rich baseball tradition by capturing a 4th consecutive winning season finishing with an impressive 16 overall wins. Since 1977, the program has captured 8 ISL Championships (1981, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1991, 2003, 2008, 2009) and 37 winning seasons. Fourth year Head Coach Rick Foresteire and Assistants Jim Pierce '03, Mike Landry, Brad Peterson '11, Brian Nolan and Terrence Butt were impressed by the team’s overall commitment to play an exciting brand of baseball.
Award Winners | 2019:
Coaches Award: Connor Davidson '19, Daniel Cooke '19, Tim Kemp '19
ISL All-League: Harry MacKinlay '19, Colin Plante '20, Jack Thorbahn '20
Former Players Currently Playing at the Collegiate Level:
|Robert Carmody '16: University of Hartford||Harry MacKinlay '19: St. Anselm College|
|Kyle Peterson '16: Northeastern University||Mark Monahan '19: St. Anselm College|
|Declan Donahue '16: Saint Michael's College||Daniel Cooke '19: Roger Williams University|
|Patrick Carbone '17: Colby College||Liam Goldthwaite '19: Wheaton College|
|Cole Roland '18: Dartmouth College||Connor Davidson '19: Tufts University|
|Riley Teevens '18: Babson College|
Former & Current Professional Players:
Anthony Melchionda '08: St. Louis Cardinals
Kyle McKenzie '09: Tampa Bay Rays
About Coach Foresteire:
Rick graduated from Brandeis University in 1991. He was a four year varsity baseball letter winner, two time Greater Boston League all-star, and a team captain his senior year. Rick also played and coached in the semi-professional Intercity Amateur Baseball League from 1994-2001. He was a league all-star and proud member of seven championship teams. In 2014 Rick was inducted into the Intercity League Hall of Fame.
Rick is in his fourth year as the Directors of Athletics and Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Thayer Academy. Prior to moving to Thayer, Rick was at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (BB&N) where he was a member of the Athletic Department for 25 years. He coached football, hockey and was the varsity baseball coach for 19 years. He served as the Athletic Director for 12 years.
Thayer and BB&N are proud members of the prestigious Independent School League (ISL). Coach Foresteire guided BB&N to 19 consecutive winning seasons and 6 ISL Championships. Since 1997 the program compiled a phenomenal 214-67-0 league and 329-106-3 overall record. In his first four years at Thayer, the team has a 38-22 league and 57-31-1 overall record. Rick captured his 23rd consecutive winning season. He earned his 350th career victory vs. Worcester Academy on April 28th, 2017. Rick’s current overall coaching record is 386-137-4.
Rick has coached three MLB draft picks and four former professionals, plus his players have played all over the country at the collegiate level including; Vanderbilt, Harvard, Dartmouth, Yale, Georgetown, Penn State, Boston College, William & Mary, Holy Cross, Bucknell, Lafayette, University of Connecticut, Northeastern, Hartford, Miami of Ohio, Florida Gulf Coast, Bentley, Stonehill, Wheaton, Trinity, Colby, Brandeis, Tufts, Bowdoin, Wesleyan, Amherst, Williams, Babson, Bates, Skidmore, Union, Roger Williams, St. Anselm’s, Vassar and Loyola University New Orleans.
Rick is originally from Melrose, MA and currently resides in Plymouth, MA with his wife Kara, daughter Grace and son James.
Jack Thorbahn '20 - Northeastern University
Colin Plante '20 - University of Maine
Kevin Moriarty '20 - Nichols College
|3||Sean McGee||Infielder||2022||Hanover, MA|
|6||Grant St. Jean||Infielder||2020||Duxbury, MA|
|7||Griffin Lincoln||Outfielder||2020||Canton, MA|
|8||Matt Fallon||Infielder/Pitcher||2021||Milton, MA|
|9||James Foresteire III||Catcher||2021||Plymouth, MA|
|10||Colin Plante||Outfielder||2020||Stoughton, MA|
|14||Cheyne Daniels||Infielder||2020||Marshfield, MA|
|18||Kevin Moriarty||Outfielder/Pitcher||2020||Plymouth, MA|
|19||Jack Thorbahn||Pitcher/1B||2020||Hingham, MA|
|23||Evan Vieira||Infielder||2021||Hull, MA|
Richard Foresteire Jr.Head CoachRick joined the Thayer staff after serving 25 years in the athletics department at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, where he coached football and hockey, and was the varsity baseball coach for 19 years, and served as the Athletic Director for 12 years. Rick earned his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University where he was a four-year member of the varsity baseball team. During his free time Rick enjoys golfing, skiing, fitness and the beach. Rick, his wife, and their children Grace and James live in Plymouth, MA.
James PierceAssistant Coach
James Pierce '03 was a 3-year starter for the varsity baseball team, winning multiple ALL-ISL League honors and a Co-Championship as the starting shortstop and Co-Captain in 2003. He then went on to be a 4-year starter at Thomas College where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. He won multiple North Atlantic Conference All-League selections and was named NAC Tournament MVP in 2004 as the starting 3rd baseman for the North Atlantic Conference champion Thomas College as a Freshman. After college, Coach Pierce played professionally in the inaugural Israel Baseball League in 2007 where he was the starting 3rd baseman for the regular season and playoff champion Bet Shemesh Blue Sox. Coach Pierce also played 11 seasons in the Boston Park League from 2004-2016 (not including 2007) while amassing multiple All-Star selections, the Jean Yawkey Award (2004), Defensive Player of the Year (2006), and two Boston Park League Championships. Coach Pierce is still currently #2 on the Boston Park League Career Hits leaderboard.
This will be Coach Pierce’s 10th season coaching with the Varsity Baseball and 12th overall in the program.
Brian TanguyAssistant Coach
Brian attended Boston College High School, graduating in 2002. He was a member of the 2001 State Championship Team, and was a 2002 Catholic Conference All Star, leading the Conference in ERA with a 1.00, and was also a Patriot Ledger Honorable Mention All Scholastic. He then attended St. Anselm College and tied a single season record for wins as a freshman (5). Brian transferred to Clarendon (TX) JC for the 2003-2004 year and then to Tennessee Wesleyan College where he was tied for 2nd in the Nation (NAIA) in saves with seven. For 2006-2007, he transferred to UMass Lowell where he pitched for the Riverhawks and then played professionally for the Brockton Rox in the CanAm League. Brian also starred for many seasons in the Cranberry League and the Yawkey League, where he was a 6 time All Star and Fireman of the Year for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Brian has extensive coaching experience at the secondary school and club baseball levels, including Gann Academy, RBI Academy, South Shore Baseball Club, Atlantic Baseball Club and the Boston Prospects. He is the lead pitching instructor for the Boston Prospects program and has coached and mentored most of the pitching talent coming through the program. This will be Brian's first season on the Varsity Baseball staff.
Michael LandryAssistant CoachMike joined the Varsity Baseball staff during the 2015 season. On top of coaching, Mike is the Supervisor of the Collaborative Design Lab at Thayer. Outside of Thayer, Mike is a part of the Falmouth Commodores coaching staff as a pitching coach, and brings with him extensive experience in the collegiate and professional ranks. Landry played seven years of minor league baseball, has served as a bullpen catcher and batting practice pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, and was the bullpen coach for the Rockford Riverhawks of the independent Frontier League. Landry earned his bachelor of arts in graphic design from Lewis University where he was a four year letter winner, served as a team captain, and was an All-Great Lakes Valley Conference nominee. He later returned to Lewis to earn a Master’s Degree in school counseling while he served as a graduate assistant baseball coach. Most recently Mike served as volunteer assistant coach in 2011 for the Georgetown University Hoyas.