Football - Boys 1st Team

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Overview

Football - Boys 1st Team

The Brooks Football program is in the midst of an exciting time in its storied history. Over the past five seasons, the team has made three trips to New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Championship Bowl games, winning two NEPSAC championships (2017 and 2014) as well as a share of the Independent School League Championship in 2016. The team is striving to continue its success both on the field and within the larger school community.

Brooks competes in the 16-school Independent School League, playing an eight-game schedule against some of the top talent and teams in New England. The team plays its home games on Anna K. Trustey Memorial Field, a synthetic grass field that was completed in 2014 and is the finest venue in the league.

The program aims to teach its members to prepare and play with great effort and intelligence. The football field is an extension of the classroom. Brooks Football players will hopefully learn as much about themselves and about life from playing football as they do from any other one area at the school. Within this process, the team will experience the joy of success and be rewarded for their hard work.

Brooks Football players have gone on to play in the Ivy League, the Patriot League, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), and at a number of other excellent colleges throughout the country. Brooks alums have also competed at the highest level of college football, at schools such as Penn State, Brigham Young University, Boston College and The United States Military Academy (West Point). For those interested in continuing to play at the college level, Brooks football will prepare them for the challenge.

Coaches

  • Head Coach



    Pat Foley is the associate director of admission and financial aid. Pat came to the Brooks in 2013 from the world of college football coaching, most recently at Colgate University. No stranger to New England, Pat graduated from Newburyport High School and Bates College, where he majored in political science and captained the football team. In addition to his work in the admission office, Pat coaches the 1st football team. Pat lives in Blake House with his wife Ashley, their daughter Anniston, and their son Luke.



  • Randall A. Hesse came to Brooks in 2001 with 10 years of teaching experience in independent schools, including Lawrenceville and The Haverford School, where he taught chemistry and conceptual physics. Born in Boston, Randy has a B.A. from Williams. He is teaching Honors and A.P. Chemistry, and coaching football and lacrosse. Randy lives in Peabody House with his wife, Julia, and their children, Jacob and Madeline. In his occasional spare time he enjoys camping, hiking and mountain biking.

  • Dave Price came to Brooks from Cherry Creek High School in Denver, Colorado, where he taught math at all levels for 21 years. At Cherry Creek, he also coached varsity football and was a part of three large-school Colorado state championship teams. Originally from Southern California, Dave earned his B.A. at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo with a major in pure mathematics. Dave also earned a master’s degree in curriculum and pedagogy at the University of Colorado. Dave and his wife, Niki, have two sons: Niko and Jordan, both of whom are Brooks students. Dave and Niki live in Thorne House, and Dave will be part of the coaching staff for football and golf.