Track & Field - Varsity Boys
Over the last 20 years, Thayer Boys Track & Field posted consistently successful results, featuring 9 ISL or N.E. Championships. They have also finished in the top 3 of the I.S.L 16 times and in the top 3 N.E. 14 times. Along the way the boys have amasses a 238-31 regular season record in the highly competitive I.S.L.
The team finished the 2018 season with an impressive record of 15-3. They finished 3rd in the ISL and 4th in the NEPSTA Race. Owen Drometer was voted Boys MVP Runner and Boston Globe All Scholastic. Owen won the 1500 and 800 and broke the ISL 1500m record. He anchored the boys 4x4 to a great 2nd place finish which sealed the 3rd place finish!
Sean Kennedy going to Babson College
|Danny El Abboud||2020|
|Thomas Gaffey Jr.||2020|
|Steven Kelly Jr.||2021|
|Sean Kennedy (captain)||2018|
|Simeone Montrond (captain)||2018|
|Connor Rotondi (captain)||2018|
|James Swent IV||2021|
Jeffrey BrowneHead Coach
Paul McCarronAssistant Coach
A lifelong West Roxbury resident, Paul McCarron left the technology field to pursue a more passion-oriented career. He started coaching at Thayer in 2016 as the Middle School cross country coach and assistant coach for the Upper School boys’ cross country team. He is also an assistant coach for Thayer's ski team and works at Marathon Sports. Paul has coached and mentored marathoners and triathletes as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Team in Training" fundraising program. As a qualified and charity runner, he has completed 18 consecutive Boston Marathons. He has run other marathons and completed triathlons from sprint distance up to Ironman. A non-profit volunteer, Paul utilizes endurance races as fundraising opportunities.
Steven BranfmanAssistant CoachSteven Branfman has been a coach, advisor, and pottery teacher at Thayer Academy since 1978. He has been an independent studio potter since 1975 and enjoys an international reputation as a potter, writer, and teacher. He is the founder of The Potters Shop & School, a gallery, school, workshop, bookstore, and his studio, in Needham MA. Mr. Branfman’s Raku ware (a pottery technique with its origins in 16th century Japan and the tea ceremony, characterized by fast firing and quick cooling of the ware) has appeared in more than 150 exhibitions around the U.S. and internationally. He is the author of Raku: A Practical Approach, The Potters Professional Handbook, and Mastering Raku: Making Ware-Glazes-Building Kilns-Firing, and writes regularly for international craft and pottery magazines and journals. Prior to teaching at Thayer, Steven taught in several public school systems and at the college level. He is a sought after guest lecturer, having presented workshops of his pottery forming, glazing, and firing techniques all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. "My goals in the design of the pottery program reflect the general philosophy I have towards teaching craft and art... to expose the students to a hands on craft experience, to heighten their awareness of art and craft objects around them, and to educate them regarding artists and craftspeople and their desire, drive, and need to create art and craft objects. Steven is an accomplished acoustic guitar player and singer, and an active skier, cyclist, soccer, and basketball player. He lives in Newton with his wife Ellen and dog Bruno.
Larry CarlsonAssistant CoachLarry J. Carlson has been teaching and coaching at Thayer Academy for many years. Before arriving to teach, he supervised a dormitory and several athletic activities at a boarding school for students with special needs in Vermont. Since then, he has been active in many aspects of campus life, including academics, athletics, the arts, community government, foreign travel and exchanges, advising students and, most recently, the Thayer Academy Archives. At present, he teaches United States history and Modern European history, but has taught courses on various other subjects, including Russian and Soviet history, Western Political theory and philosophy and World War II. He coaches both football and track and field and performs music annually on Thayer's stage (in the past with his own children, all of whom attended and graduated from the Academy). As the Academy’s Archivist, he helps to preserve and maintain the school's history and traditions by managing the Wentworth Archives (which continues to grow), supervising exhibits, making educational presentations, and participating from time to time in such school events as Founders Day. As have all faculty members at Thayer, he has been Advisor to a small group of students, most often in the 11th grade, but also in other grades. Music, history, athletics and traveling throughout the world remain a big part of his life when not at Thayer. Being a former rugby player and sailor; a regular performer at a local living history museum and, at one time, a member of the cast of King Richard's Faire; and presently a soloist for two performing chorales and a member of two smaller a capella groups, as well as a gardener, beekeeper and an avid reader has and continues to afford him a rich and busy life.
George ChatmanAssistant Coach
Mike JonesAssistant Coach
David CallumAssistant Coach