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Tom Austin is a legend of the Bridgton Academy community, having began his career in Bridgton in 1965. During the late ’80s through 2004 he put his Bridgton Academy career on hiatus and was the Head Football Coach at Colby College, where he put together a Hall of Fame tenure, winning 12 CBB championships. Tom now works in our Institutional Advancement office as a gifts officer, cultivating relationships with our alumni network.
Sven Cole has literally grown up on the Bridgton Academy campus; his mother, the legendary Susan Cole, and mother, Betty Dyer, create an unbroken line at the Academy since the early 1960s. After a career in the skiing and marketing industries, Sven came to Bridgton Academy in 2008 as Director of Marketing and Communications, and has been the Assistant Head of School since 2013. MORE
If there is a position at Bridgton Academy, chances are Joe Daley ’77 has held it. From Dean of Students, Dorm Director, Classroom Teacher, Hockey Coach, Lacrosse Coach, Football Coach, you name it – Joe Daley has been an institution at Bridgton Academy since his graduation from Colby College.
Travis Dube has become perhaps one of the most beloved faculty members in Bridgton Academy history in only seven short years. This coach, teacher and dorm parent has helped hundreds of students unlock their potential with his gift for communicating with young men and his boundless enthusiasm, humanity and love for his chosen profession.
Matt Gallery ’09 returned to Bridgton Academy in 2016 after graduating from the University of Chicago. He is in charge of our new Ambassadors Program, which sees Bridgton Academy alums, past parents and supporters taking on a more active role in promoting the Academy in their local areas.
Andrew Henshaw ’08 returned to Bridgton Academy in the late summer of 2017 as an Assistant Soccer Coach and Assistant in the Residential Life Office. Henshaw joins our Soccer program after a standout soccer career as a defender for the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Aaron Izaryk arrived at Bridgton Academy in 2010 as Head Baseball Coach. A graduate of the University of Maine, Izaryk was an Academic All-American with the Black Bears baseball team, and member of their coaching staff following his graduation. Along with his duties as baseball coach, Izaryk also spent time as Director of College Counseling, guiding students through the college selection and admissions process. Now, as Director of Athletics, Izaryk oversees each of Bridgton Academy’s seven Varsity athletic programs, as well as leading the Wolverine baseball squad. MORE
A member of the illustrious “Two Decade Club”, Dave Lepage has been with Bridgton Academy since 1997. Over that time he has been a leader in the classroom, a long-time dorm parent, coach and Academy stalwart. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington. -MORE-
“Ms. Mac” has presided over Bridgton Academy’s academic program as a visionary leader, pushing our programs to new heights and creating a culture of learning, excitement and dedication in our academic buildings. She is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College. MORE
Martin Mooney comes to Bridgton Academy with an extensive background in private school education, ranging from the Development Office, to Dean of Students, to years of experience coaching football. Mr. Mooney earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College, and his Master’s Degree from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. He comes to Bridgton Academy from the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ, where he spent the last 20 years in a variety of educational and leadership roles, most recently as Dean of Students and Residential Life. He has also served as Dean of Faculty and Director of College Counseling, and taught English classes and spent time as a dorm parent and coach. Prior to his work at Peddie, Mooney spent five years at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA, where he was Assistant Director of Alumni and Development, as well as Assistant Director of College Counseling.
Jessica Priola, Bridgton Academy’s Director of Institutional Advancement, arrived at Bridgton Academy in the fall of 2005. A graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta, this Maine native has risen through the ranks and now oversees admissions, development and marketing efforts at BA. MORE
Warde arrived in North Bridgton, ME after spending the previous two years at The United States Military Academy at West Point as an assistant hockey coach. He served as Army’s Chief Recruiter and was involved with all facets of the Black Knights Program. MORE
Chris has been with Bridgton Academy since 2002, and currently serves as Chief Enrollment and Advancement Officer. In his role, Chris oversees both Admissions and Financial Aid. For many, Chris is the first face an incoming student sees upon arriving for his first interview at Bridgton Academy. Over the years, Chris has forged relationships that have lasted from that first interview, to years after graduation. MORE
Jamie White ’10 came to Bridgton in 2014 as an intern, and has remained as a full member of the staff as Admissions Counselor. The Curry College graduate is the first point of contact for many future Wolverines, and has been able to parlay his experience as a student into a relatable, valuable source of information for students and families. MORE