Soccer - Varsity
Head Coach: Samuel Clougher | profile
Sam is from Dublin, Ireland, and moved to the United States in 2012 to complete a PG year at Berkshire School. In his year there, he was the starting goalkeeper on the NEPSAC winning soccer team and played NO. 2 singles an NO.1 doubles for the varsity tennis team. He went on to Kenyon College where he captained the soccer team as a junior and a senior. He graduated in the spring of 2017 with a B.A in History and Economics.
In the summer of 2014, Sam worked at the Advanced Studies Program at St Paul’s School, working as an intern for a class called “Changing the World,” as well as assisting in the dorms.
Sam teaches History and Economics and is the head coach of the varsity soccer team. He lives in Cluett III Centre West.
Taylor Pirie | profile
Taylor was born and raised on the north shore of Boston, Massachusetts. He attended The Governor’s Academy where he was a member of the Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse teams. Taylor then attended Middlebury College where he received his B.A in Economics. He also was a four year member of the Varsity Lacrosse team. Last year Taylor taught at the Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse NY. While he was at MPH he taught AP Economics and Algebra. He was also the head coach for JV Boys Basketball and Varsity Lacrosse.
During his off time, Taylor enjoys being anywhere outside and especially fly fishing. During the summers he spends most of his time at his family ranch outside of Cody, Wyoming.
Taylor is an Economics and Math instructor for this coming year and is excited about coaching soccer and lacrosse. He resides in Cluett III CW.
Mark Templeton | profile
Mark is a choral composer, conductor, and countertenor. His music has been described by the Boston Music Intelligencer as “charming and entertaining, playing with homophony and polyphony, and having a winning way with neo-romantic sweet dissonances.” Some of his music is published by Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and he also self-publishes.
His music for men’s voices, including When I Hear Her I Have Wings, has been performed across the world at various international festivals and American Choral Directors Association conventions, and his Missa Brevis has been featured in a doctoral dissertation at Florida State University. Mark’s music has been the subject of various articles in the Choral Journal. He is also a sought after performer and clinician. He currently sings countertenor with Vox Populi, Delaware's professional chamber choir.
Mark studied conducting and composition at the University of Charleston where he also played varsity soccer. He is a passionate fan of Manchester United and still enjoys playing soccer. He lived as a professional composer in West Virginia for many years before deciding to study for his Masters Degree in choral conducting and composition at the University of Delaware. While at Delaware, he conducted the university’s Concert Choir and met his wife, Becca Moscowitz (Elementary School Teacher). He and his wife have spent the past nine years (2009-2018) at West Nottingham Academy, the oldest boarding school in the United States, where he was the director of choral activities, music theory, music composition, the varsity soccer coach, and a lead dorm parent. As a soccer coach, he gained a reputation for his intense training sessions while incorporating his philosophy of playing artistically. This is Mark’s first year at T-P. He will be directing all choral activities and assisting with varsity soccer. He resides in Owen House with his wife and their adorable tuxedo cat, Kiki.