Track & Field - Varsity
Head Coach: 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.
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.
Timothy Cary | profile
Tim is joining Trinity-Pawling as a math teacher and Defensive Coordinator for the football program after eleven years in NCAA DI Football. He coached the last six years at Fordham University, with previous stops at Central Connecticut and the University of Connecticut.
At Fordham, Tim served as Assistant Head Coach, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator, and Defensive Backs Coach. Over the past three years, the Fordham program experienced an unprecedented level of success, including a Patriot League championship, three consecutive NCAA FCS playoff selections and 42 consecutive weeks ranked in the national top 25.
A 2005 graduate of Fairfield University, Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and was a member of the football program. While at UConn, he earned a master’s degree in Sports Management.
Tim and his wife Brie reside in Cluett III with their twins, Jackson and Emma.
Nick LaFontaine | profile
Nick was born and raised in Connecticut. He earned his B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University where he played varsity football with a four year record of 23-9. In 2004, Nick earned a Master’s degree from the University at Albany.
Following graduation from Wesleyan, Nick stayed on to coach football and loved it so much that he decided to pursue a career in collegiate coaching. He most recently served as Offensive Coordinator at Stonehill College. Before his stint at Stonehill, Nick helped reinvigorate Amherst College’s football program. The team went 19-5 during his time there, including a perfect 8-0 season in 2009. Prior to Amherst, Nick worked at the University at Albany, Salve Regina University and Norwich University. Nick has served as a recruiting coordinator and academic liaison during his career and has coached at division IAA, II and III schools.
At Trinity-Pawling, Nick combines his coaching talents with his love for teaching. He lives in Dunbar North with his wife, Regan and their son Lincoln and daughter Sawyer