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Athletics Staff

Donald Nicholson

Class of 1979
Director of Athletics and Afternoon Programs

Kaitlyn Maguire

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Doreen Majka

Athletic Coordinator

Michael Mannix

Dean of Residential Life, Head Coach Prep Boys Basketball, Assistant Athletic Director - Student Recruitment

David Weeks

Supervisor, Athletic Equipment & Facilities

Erika Whipple

Assistant Director of Athletics, Head Athletic Trainer, First Responder for Health Services

Director of Athletics and Afternoon Programs


head of school with athletes

Don Nicholson '79

Mr. Nicholson, a member of the Class of 1979, has been at the Academy since receiving his bachelor's degree from Keene State. He also earned a master's degree in History from American International College.

He taught history for 20 years and served as the History Department Chair for 10 of those years. He then assumed the position of Director of Alumni & Development, in which capacity he served for seven years. He is presently Director of Athletics and The Afternoon Program.

Before retiring as Head Coach of our Girls' Varsity Soccer team, the program earned 10 Western New England Division Championships and one Western New England League Championship. They have also been New England Finalists three times and have earned two New England Prep School Championships.

Mr. Nicholson was the Massachusetts and New England Prep/Parochial Coach of the year in 2001. He holds a National Coaching Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

He lives in Brewer House with his wife Karen. His son Kyle and daughter Nicole are both alumni, members of the Class of 2003.