Cross Country - Varsity
Head Coach: Jim McDougal | profile
Jim joined Trinity-Pawling as a history teacher after spending several years teaching and coaching at the St. Andrew’s on the Marsh School in Savannah, Georgia. Originally from Fairport, NY, he attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and SUNY, Albany. Jim obtained National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult History and Social Studies in November of 2008 and serves as a reader for the AP US History exam.
Jim earned 6 Varsity Letters in Track and Field and Cross Country at CWRU, and competed in the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. He holds a USATF Level II certification in Endurance and Distance running. In his spare time, Jim likes to follow the games of hockey and football and read about Civil Rights and the 1960s. At T-P, he coaches the cross-country team as well as varsity track & field, and has helped both teams win Founders League championships.
Jim was appointed Chairman of the History Department in June of 2013. In addition, he serves as the Sophomore Form Advisor, where he challenges the Sophomores to grow as both students and citizens in the community. In the fall of 2011, he assumed the role of Faculty Advisor to the Honor Council and oversees Honor Council meetings and hearings. Jim also serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Model UN, where students are challenged to consider various issues in world politics.
Jim, his wife Nicolle, and their two children Katie, a junior at Elmira, and Kenny ’17 reside in Arches 7.
James Sutterfield | profile
Knox has conducted ensembles across the East Coast and in Italy, Austria, and the Czech Republic. A passionate educator, his work with students from primary school to university reflects his commitment not only to performing established repertoire but also to exploring and promoting lesser known works and new music. Outside of Trinity-Pawling, Knox remains an active singer and conductor. He is the Music Director of the Kent Singers, a community chorus in nearby Kent, CT, as well as co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of Inspire, a New York based chamber choir dedicated to raising awareness of and action on diverse social issues. His previous posts include Director of the Marquand Chapel Choir at Yale Divinity School and Assistant Conductor of the Yale Camerata. While living in Greenville, SC, Knox was assistant director of the choirs at First Baptist Church Greenville and subsequently at Trinity Lutheran Church. He was also a founding member and Assistant Conductor of the chamber choir Concordiae. A finalist in the 2011 ACDA National Student Conducting Competition, Knox was Assistant Conductor of the Furman University Men’s and Women’s Chorales as well as Student Conductor of the Furman Singers. During a semester at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy, Knox sang with and guest-conducted Insieme Vocale Vox Cordis.
In addition to his musical training and experience, Knox is a committed athlete. A former NCAA Division I varsity athlete, Knox competed on Furman University’s Cross Country and Track teams. He also represented Furman as a cyclist, qualifying for the NCCA National Championships in 2011. Knox lives in Arches 6.
Michele Carlin | profile
A 1986 graduate of Boston College, Michele came to Trinity-Pawling with ten years’ experience in independent education. After spending her first 5 years at T-P serving as Associate Director of Admission, she returned to the classroom in the Mathematics Department. Michele and her family live in Cluett with their Golden Retriever, Calli. Michele founded the Gourmet Cheese of the Month Club, volunteers with our students at the Brewster Homeless Shelter, has taken T-P boys to Guatemala with From Houses to Homes and is active in the Senior Leadership Process. She and her husband Chris are organic gardeners and beekeepers. In addition to caring for the gardens around campus, Chris is an active member of the Western Connecticut Football Officials’ Association and Connecticut Lacrosse Officials’ Association. Their daughter Megan, Canterbury ’10, is a recent graduate of SUNY Morrisville with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business; their son Michael, Canterbury ’09, graduated from St. Michael’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and is continuing his graduate studies while teaching at St. Michael’s College.
When not in Cluett, the Carlins can be found gardening around campus, riding their bikes through the Village, kayaking in the Great Swamp or hiking the Appalachian Trail.