Track & Field - Varsity Boys
About the Program:
Thayer Boys' Track & Field is a member of the Independent School League (ISL) and competes in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) 'Division II' for championship play. Our comprehensive schedule starts in March and runs through May each spring, and our home meets and practices take place at the Richard V. Sawyer Track on campus. Head Coach Mike Jones '03 has been at the helm since 2018. In 2019, he coached the program to its first NEPSAC Championship in 17 years, and he has prepared student-athletes to compete at the next level at schools like University of North Carolina, Davidson College, and Babson College to name a few. For any further information, please email Coach Jones at email@example.com. Go Tigers!
|Tommy Bi||2023||Braintree, MA|
|Alejandro Calderon||2022||Dorchester, MA|
|Andres Calderon||2022||Dorchester, MA|
|Kyle Cedrone||2022||Marshfield, MA|
|Chris Cherry||2024||Milton, MA|
|Ryan Chiari||2022||Braintree, MA|
|Calvin Cigna||2024||Scituate, MA|
|Benjamin Clay||2024||Westwood, MA|
|Jefferson Driscoll||2021||Milton, MA|
|Evan Friedel||2022||Scituate, MA|
|Aidan Humphreys||2022||Milton, MA|
|Ben Koper||2022||Scituate, MA|
|Eli Kream||2023||Milton, MA|
|Mason Lukowski||2023||Westwood, MA|
|Michael Marshall Jr.||2021||South Weymouth, MA|
|Xander McTeague||2024||Boston, MA|
|Marvin Musiime-Kamali||2022||Brockton, MA|
|Omar Naanaa||2024||Milton, MA|
|Ryan Noreke||2024||Norwell, MA|
|Martin Nyagilo||2024||East Boston, MA|
|Jonah Rothman||2022||Needham, MA|
|Owen Sharpe||2023||Hingham, MA|
|Jack Shepherd||2024||Marshfield, MA|
|Jaaden Simpkins||2023||Brockton, MA|
|Matt Steffan||2021||Quincy, MA|
|Ross Tejeda||2022||Milton, MA|
|Kevin Travieso||2021||Roxbury, MA|
|Seneca Wallace||2024||West Roxbury, MA|
|Ethan Wilson||2021||Braintree, MA|
Michael JonesHead Coach
Jeffrey BrowneAssistant Coach
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.
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, an assistant coach for both upper and middle school track & field, 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 every Boston Marathon since 1999. 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.
Carol-Ann SmithAssistant CoachCallie Smith has taught Latin at Thayer since 2015. Before coming to TA, she taught at independent schools in New England and Florida. Callie earned her Bachelor's degree in Latin and Classical civilizations from Wheaton College (MA), where she was also a member of the women's basketball team. She earned her Master's degree in Latin from University of Florida in 2020. In addition to teaching Latin at Thayer, Callie is a freshman co-dean and coaches basketball and track and field. When not teaching, Callie is passionate about learning and traveling; she has studied and traveled extensively in the United States, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and Peru. Highlights of her study abroad include spending a summer in Greece studying Minoan and Mycenaean cultures, walking over 300 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago, and spending two months speaking only Latin and ancient Greek while living in a villa just outside of Rome.
Eleanor Brennan HallAssistant CoachNellie Brennan Hall is Associate Director of College Counseling. Before coming to Thayer in 2014, she spent eight years in admission at Brown University. Nellie began her career as a high school teacher in Memphis, TN. She has also been an Educational Advisor at The Educational Resources Institute (TERI) in Boston. Nellie received her master's degree in Higher Education from Harvard University and her master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Notre Dame. She also has a bachelor's degree in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. A Chicago area native, Nellie is married and has a young daughter and son. She enjoys running, traveling, and going on "adventures" with her children.
Christopher CameronAssistant Coach
Chizoba EzeigweAssistant Coach
Brittany ReardonAssistant Coach
David CallumAssistant Coach
Laura TeixeiraAssistant Coach
Laura joined the Girls' Cross Country coaching staff in September 2018. She ran both cross country and track in high school before continuing her academic and athletic career at DePaul University where she was a member of their track team. Currently, Laura is a biology teacher in the Boston Public School system. She has been coaching for over four years now in both cross country and track, previously coaching at West Roxbury High School.