Baseball - MS 5/6
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/
Jeff Toussaint '82 returned to Thayer in 1997 as a teacher and coach. He has been the head varsity football coach since 2004 and was part of Thayer’s first two ISL Championship teams (1980, 1981) and coached the program to its second NEPSAC Championship in 2005. Jeff is proud of the many players who have gone on to play at the college level. In recent years, former Tigers have played, or still play, for Division I schools like Boston College, University of Connecticut, Dartmouth College, Elon University, Bryant University, Fordham University, University of New Hampshire, and University of North Carolina as well as Division III schools like Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Trinity College, Bates College, and Catholic University.
In academics, in addition to teaching History and English, he is the middle school's Dean of Students and sixth grade department head. He has served as head varsity baseball coach from 2013-2015 and coached basketball at various levels.
Richard IskraCoachRichard 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.