Winter is always my favorite season of the year. It brings snow (which comes with the anticipation of a snow day around every corner), many of my favorite family celebrations, and most of all, it brings the hockey season. The smell of a fresh sheet of ice, the feeling of Continue reading The Athletic + Academic Connection
What an extraordinary chapter of life we are experiencing together, a time where many of us are being challenged in new ways to coach our athletes, teach our students, and care for our loved ones. So many of us are under nearly identical restrictions to daily life, yet we are Continue reading Building a virtual community
Swimming has always been a huge part of my identity. I joined a swim team when I was five years old, and continued to compete all the way up through college. During a peak practice season, I would often spend more hours in the pool in a week than some Continue reading Just Keep Swimming!
Why should our youth be physically active and play a sport? Well, playing sports helps your brain grow! Research has shown that exercise increases blood flow to the brain. Playing sports helps the body build more connections between nerves, leading to increased concentration, enhanced memory, stimulated creativity, and better-developed problem-solving Continue reading Break a sweat, increase your brain power!
This preseason, Dana Hall field hockey players stepped into a new season and on to a brand new turf field thanks to the generosity and hard work of many members of the Dana community. This new facility signifies an investment in the School’s collective Dragon spirit and commitment to athletics, Continue reading The Newest Addition to Grove Street: A Turf Field!
I am a lifelong Red Sox fan. Despite the fact that my beloved team did not win a World Series until I was in my 40s, I followed them through decades of near-misses, tumultuous seasons, management changes, ace pitchers and local heroes, loving the game even when the Sox did Continue reading Dragons are Real
I’ve had the good fortune to coach at Dana Hall for the past 14 years, serving as the head coach for both Varsity Softball and JV Basketball. In that time, our teams have won league championships and tournaments, produced MVPs and Scholastic All-Stars, and enjoyed thrilling come-from-behind victories. Former Dana Continue reading Building a Program One Player at a Time
In the Shipley Gym on a Wednesday afternoon in the late fall, I sat in the stands with my family to watch the Dana Hall Varsity volleyball team compete in the first round of the prep school playoffs. I was there as a fan, not as a coach. We cheered Continue reading Laying the Groundwork
We have nearly completed another Cross Country season, excited about our third place finish in the Eastern independent League Championship and looking forward to the New England Championship on Saturday, November 10. Coaching Cross Country is one of the best parts of my job here at Dana. Athletics provides such Continue reading Look for the joy . . .
I came to Dana Hall School 18 years ago, as the Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness. The charge from the then Head of School was to help in the process of visualizing, creating and building a new athletics facility; and, as importantly, to bring spirit and pride to Dana Continue reading Friday Night Lights