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)
William O'DwyerCoachWilliam O'Dwyer '02 returned 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 the Co-Dean of the freshman class and serves as an advisor for a group of ninth graders. In addition to teaching, William is the head coach of two sports: girls varsity basketball and JV baseball.
Joseph ForalFacilities Staff
Derek KeoughAssistant CoachDerek Keough earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross where he double-majored in Mathematics and Environmental Studies. A Thayer alumnus of the Class of 2012, Derek returned to Thayer in 2018 as a math teacher and loves working with so many of his former teachers and coaches who had such a profound impact on him. In addition to teaching and advising, Derek coaches the competitive Mathletes and JV baseball teams, co-advises Student Government, and serves on the Cum Laude Committee. Derek has also chaperoned the Senior Project trip to Peru, a trip in which he took part as a senior. Outside of school, Derek enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading, and volunteering with a youth group at his local church. Derek dreams of one day representing Thayer on the annual Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament.
Michael McDonoughAssistant Coach