Baseball - MS A 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 IskraRichard 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.
Jeffrey ToussaintJeff returned to Thayer in 1997 as a teacher and coach. Currently, in addition to teaching History and English, he is the middle school's Dean of Students and sixth grade department head. In athletics, Jeff has been the head varsity football coach since 2004 and has served as head varsity baseball coach from 2013-2015. In addition, he has coached basketball at various levels.