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Brian Foster   Email |  profile

A 1979 graduate of Trinity-Pawling, Brian eventually returned to his alma mater to teach mathematics and coach hockey. A standout player at Trinity-Pawling and the University of Connecticut, he decided he wanted to coach his favorite sport after working for a year for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance. Brian served as an assistant varsity hockey coach at Colby College before going to Princeton University to be an assistant for the Tigers.

Brian has attended master level coaching seminars at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and coached USA Hockey National Teams there as well. The past several summers, he coached the New York State Team in the National Select 16 and 17 Tournaments in Minnesota, Michigan and Rochester, NY.

Several years ago, Brian took over as Athletic Director in addition to teaching math. Recently, Brian and wife Amy attended the Boys’ School International Conferences at the Dulwich College outside of London, NYC, and Toronto. They have also traveled cross-country in an RV on a summer sabbatical in order to attend a math conference at University of California-Berkeley.

Brian and Amy, live in the Henderson Farmhouse with their mini Goldendoodle, Libby. Their youngest daugher Lauren, is currently a freshman at Bates. Their oldest daughter Megan, a graduate of Miss Porter’s School and George Washington University, is now attending Smith College where she is working on a Masters in Social Work. Kerry is a senior at Boston University.

Todd Hoffman   Email |  profile

Todd hails from Albany, New York and graduated from the Albany Academy. He attended Hamilton College, where he received a B.A. in English with a concentration in American Literature. Todd first worked at the St. Casimir’s School in Albany, until he moved to New York City in 1997 to work at the Dwight School, where he taught history, coached varsity baseball, and was the 10th grade Form Dean until departing for T-P in 2001. Todd completed his Masters Degree at Teachers College of Columbia University in 2006, with a concentration in the teaching of Social Studies.

At Hamilton, Todd coached women’s hockey, worked in the theater, was a disc jockey for WHCL, and met his wife Connie Rafferty (Digital Media Producer.) He enjoys cooking, tennis, theater, film, music, and reading history, especially New York State history. Todd and Connie like to escape to Vermont or Rhode Island whenever possible.

Todd is the Dean of the Faculty, teaches United States History and Modern World History. He also coached JV football for 13 years, all levels of lacrosse for 16 years - including 7 as a varsity assistant, and currently coaches JV hockey and Middle School lacrosse. 

After 11 years on dorm, primarily with 9th grade boys, Todd and Connie moved to Arches 1 with their daughters, Farrell, 15 - a tenth grade girl at Westover School, and Mairin, 12, and their Vizsla Heathcliff.

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