Cushing Academy’s football program has a long tradition of high-level competition against New England prep school teams, primarily Class A and B schools. We have been crowned New England Champions in 1983, 1996, 1997, and 1998. We embrace multi-sport athletes because we believe that competing in multiple sports makes for a better overall athlete. We are proud of our recent alumni who have gone on to play at such colleges and universities as Colgate, Sacred Heart University, Central Connecticut State University, University of Oregon, Springfield College, and Bryant University.
For the fall of 2017, Cushing has accepted the invitation to join the Evergreen League and will once again compete in New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) football at the varsity level. The Evergreen League is comprised of 12 schools representing 4 New England states. Several schools that have traditionally played Cushing, including Holderness School, New Hampton School, Proctor Academy, and Tilton School, are members of the Evergreen League.
"After fielding 26 players for our Junior Varsity team in 2016 and witnessing the enthusiasm, effort, and commitment of our players and the coaching staff, we are honored and excited that the Evergreen League has extended an invitation to join them next season," said Bill Troy, Director of Athletics. “We look forward to continuing Cushing’s rich football tradition.”
The team competes on Quimby Field, a picturesque turf field located at the center of campus, complete with lights for evening games. Our athletes are able to take full advantage of the state-of-the-art fitness equipment in the newly constructed Watkins Field House, and benefit from our in-house strength and conditioning coach and two full-time athletic trainers.
Ryan Suchanek joined the Cushing community in the fall of 2007. In addition to serving as the Associate Director of Athletics, he coaches baseball and football. He attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he graduated from the Isenberg School of Management with a B.S. in Sport Management and Economics, and was a member of the baseball team. Upon graduation, he returned to teach and coach for one year at his alma mater of Greenfield (Mass.) High School. After one year at Greenfield, he accepted a Teaching Fellowship in the Physical Education department at Springfield College. Mr. Suchanek taught Physical Education courses, and served as an assistant varsity baseball coach, while completing his coursework towards a master’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration. He resides in nearby Gardner, Mass., with his wife, Kaitlyn, daughter, Carter, and son, Reid.
Robert Foote graduated from Amherst College (A.B./Political Science) and Smith College (M.A.T./History). He grew up in Northampton, Mass., graduated from Northampton High School, and completed a post-graduate year at Phillips Exeter Academy. At Amherst, Mr. Foote was a two-sport captain in football and baseball. After graduation, he began his independent school career at The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. While at Peddie, he taught World History and coached football, basketball, and baseball and served as a dorm parent for six years. After leaving Peddie, Mr. Foote earned his Masters of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in history at Smith College while coaching football and baseball at his alma mater. He then left the private school world and spent several successful years in the financial services business before returning to teach United States History at Lawrence Academy. Mr. Foote joined the Cushing faculty in the fall of 2009 and he teaches Foundations of World History and Roots in the Modern World. In addition, Mr. Foote coaches Varsity Football and JV Baseball. Two of his five children graduated from Cushing: Katharine ’06 and Dovey ’14. He is thrilled to be finally putting his master’s degree to good use and encouraging students to their best.
Vincent Giambrocco serves as Academic Support teacher, dorm parent, and coach. Prior to joining Cushing Academy, Mr. Giambrocco served for four years as Dean of School Life, English teacher, and head football coach at Tilton School in Tilton, New Hampshire. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Stonehill College, he taught English and coached football, ice hockey, lacrosse, and track and field at Eaglebrook School and Cheshire Academy. A graduate of Eaglebrook and of Worcester Academy, Mr. Giambrocco lives in Cowell House with his wife, Nikki.
Mike comes to Cushing after spending the last 15 years at Worcester Academy. While at Worcester Academy Mike held numerous jobs. These included teaching Biology, coaching track, lacrosse, and Football. During his fifteen years at the academy he also held several jobs in the reslife department, including dorm parent, dorm head and administrator on Duty. Mike is a native of Denver, CO and graduated from Pomona High school as a 3-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He received a football scholarship to attend Ohio University, in Athens, OH. While at Ohio, Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Med and started 47 games for the Bobcats at Right guard, earning All-MAC honors as a junior and senior. While at Worcester Academy Mike coached the offensive line and was the offensive coordinator. He will be continuing these rolls this year as he moves to Cushing. Mike is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Educational leadership and Management form Fitchburg State. Mike will also be teaching Biology and will be living in Sanborn with his Wife Somer and their 2 boys Mikie and Keegan.
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Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.