Baseball - 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)
|2||Seany Toland||2024||Quincy, MA|
|3||Dylan Fellini||2024||Hanover, MA|
|4||Harry Salters||2024||East Sandwich, MA|
|5||Sam Hisenberg||2023||South Weymouth, MA|
|9||Teddy Cohen||2024||Canton, MA|
|10||Carter Bewley||2024||Westwood, MA|
|11||Chase DiBlasi||2024||Milton, MA|
|15||Jack Farmer||2023||Braintree, MA|
|19||Adam Plante||2024||Stoughton, MA|
|22||Matthew McDonough||2024||Milton, MA|
|27||Alex Dias||2024||Mansfield, MA|
William O'DwyerHead CoachWilliam O'Dwyer '02 came back to Thayer in the Fall of 2006 after majoring in Elementary Education and Mathematics/Computer Science at Boston College. He was hired to be one of the four core teachers in the sixth grade. William currently teaches four sections of Mathematics in the Upper School. He is also an advisor to nine students in the freshmen class. In addition to teaching, William is the head coach of two sports: Girls Varsity Basketball and JV Baseball. After school, William also teaches the Math ISEE prep class for students applying to independent schools in Grades 6-8.
Kenneth BurkeAssistant CoachKen arrived at Thayer Academy in 2006 as a member of the Upper School World Languages and English departments as well as a football and baseball coach; over the years, he has taught all levels ranging from ninth grade through Advanced Placement in both Latin and English. Ken has also served in the History department as a World History instructor. A graduate of Amherst College, he enjoyed four years playing football in the NESCAC before following in his father’s footsteps as a high school educator in 1993. A 1989 graduate of Roxbury Latin, Ken received All-League recognition for football and was fortunate enough to play a role on back-to-back ISL undefeated teams; he also participated on an ISL championship baseball team. He is a recipient of the Robert B. Swain III memorial award for excellence in teaching (Kingswood-Oxford School), the Martin L. Kleinbard award for contributions to the life of the school (Rye Country Day School), and the Eric M. Swain Chair for excellence in teaching (Thayer Academy). He served as defensive coordinator for the NEPSAC class D runner-up team (Rye Country Day, 2002) and defensive coordinator for the NEPSAC Moose Curtis Bowl runner-up team (Thayer Academy, 2018). Ken also served as an assistant coach on both the 2008 and the 2009 ISL Baseball Championship teams at Thayer Academy. A life-long believer in the teacher-coach model, Ken has relished being a part of his student-athletes’ lives for over twenty-five years. Additionally committed to learning new musical instruments to complement a long-time passion for playing violin, Ken resides in his hometown of Milton with his wife, Deirdre, also a career educator, and their two sons, Ernie and Sean.
Derek KeoughAssistant Coach