Football - Varsity
Head Coach: 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
Dave Coratti | profile
After graduating from Trinity College with a major in political science and economics, Dave taught at the Rectory School before coming to Trinity-Pawling in 1981. At Trinity College, Dave was honored as Most Valuable Wrestler for two years and as the Most Valuable Offensive Player on the football team his senior year. Dave was the Head Varsity Wrestling Coach for 20 years where he won well over 200 matches and led his teams to several Western New England championships. Dave was the Head Coach of Varsity Football from 1987 through 2012.The 2005 Varsity Football team went 9-0 and won the New England Class A Championship. The 2007 Football team won the New England Class A Championship as well. Although he has stepped down from being the head, he will continue to assist. The School’s turf field is named in his honor.
Appointed Dean of Students in 1992, Dave became Director of Studies in 1999 and now brings great energy and experience to the position of Associate Headmaster which he assumed in 2001.
Dave earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Connecticut and has developed both an interest and an expertise in curriculum development.
At the Wolfeboro Camp School, where he taught for fifteen summers, Dave created their Study Skills program, and at Trinity-Pawling he developed the present ninth and tenth grade World History program. He is also an Advanced Placement European History Exam faculty consultant for College Board of Princeton.
Dave lives in Alan Proctor House with his wife Debbie, who is the Middle School Director. They have three children — Jennifer, David, and Christopher (T-P Class of ’08).
Michael Webber | profile
Mike joined Trinity-Pawling School in 2003 after working for ten years as a Senior Project Manager at an environmental consulting firm in Connecticut. As a consultant, Mike specialized in industrial environmental compliance. He regularly brings his field experience and project related stories to the chemistry and environmental science classrooms. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Environmental Science at Bowdoin College in 1992, Mike attended Yale University’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies where he received a Master’s degree in Environmental Science. At Bowdoin, he captained both the football and baseball teams. At T-P, Mike teaches Chemistry and Environmental Science, coaches Football, serves as the Head Varsity baseball coach, and is the Senior Class Advisor.
Mike resides in Anderson House with his wife Sue (an ICU and Emergency Department Nurse at Danbury Hospital), Larry (16) and Joe (14), and their daughter Veronica (7). When Mike is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, skiing, fishing and playing sports.
Kevin Richards | profile
Kevin comes to Trinity-Pawling after three years of working as a consultant for a business support group based in Syracuse, NY. Prior to that position, Kevin played on the football team for five years at the University at Albany. In that time, he obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees in US History and Education, respectively. As a member of the football team, he was a three-year all-conference offensive lineman, and won two Northeast Conference championships. He will bring this winning experience to the Varsity football, and Varsity basketball teams.
Kevin resides in East with his wife Maria, a graduate student at Marist College, and his two daughters Josephine and Cecilia.
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.
Glenn Mandigo | profile
Glenn Mandigo joined the Trinity-Pawling faculty in 2016 after a career spanning industry, research & development, finance, and education. Glenn is originally from Burrillville, RI and is a graduate of Pomfret School. His B.S. is from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he played football, lacrosse, and wrestled, and he has an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University -- all in Chemical Engineering. Glenn also has an M.B.A. from St. Leo University and attended The US Navy Officer Candidate School.
After stints in different industrial and R&D settings, Glenn made a career change and was a member of the Lawrenceville School faculty from 2001 to 2007, where he taught Mathematics, was a Housemaster, and coached football, hockey, and lacrosse. From 2007 to 2016, Glenn returned to the corporate world, where he most recently worked in finance as a “quant” and was an Adjunct Professor of Business, at Rider University.
At T-P, Glenn is the Chair of the Mathematics Department, coaches football and lacrosse, and resides in Cluett Hall as one of the Dorm Parents. Glenn is an avid mountain hiker, and he enjoys reading, tennis, and most other sports.
Patrick Ruwe II | profile
Patrick earned his B.A in Economics from Yale University in 2011 where he played varsity football and club hockey. Upon graduating, he joined the faculty of Avon Old Farms School to teach math and coach football and baseball. In 2012, Patrick put his teaching career on hold and moved to Florida to work on the presidential election, coordinating voter outreach in Palm Beach County. After the election, Patrick turned his attention to the private sector, moving back to Connecticut to run estimation and business development for a manufacturing company.
Patrick spends his free time playing hockey and golf. He lives in Cluett II CE.