Lacrosse - Boys JV
John Mackay is the dean of special projects, a history teacher, head varsity football coach and JV boys’ lacrosse coach. Hired in 1997, Mackay was director of athletics from 1997-2016. Prior to St. George’s he was on the faculty at the Peddie School, Avon Old Farms, Albuquerque Academy and Winchendon School. He has taught advanced European history for the past 18 years and has also taught the western civilization course. His teaching and coaching philosophy includes motivation, organization and enthusiasm. He greatly enjoys working with young people and is particularly proud of the number of former students who’ve entered the education field. He was named Boston Herald ISL Football Coach of the Year in 2015 when the SG squad completed an historic 9-0 league and New England championship season. Mackay holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and is an active member of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC)’s executive board, as well as an officer of the NEPSAC Football Coaches’ Association.
Jim Connor is the Prince Chair in History and teaches U.S. history and government. He has taught history/social studies at a variety of secondary schools: public, independent, and international. Connor has completed 35 years as a classroom teacher and continues to enjoy the energy and curiosity of students. His goal is to help students strengthen their reading, writing and thinking skills and to consider the importance of historical perspective and interpretation in shaping their ideas and opinions. Connor has coached a wide variety of sports and enjoys working with students outside the classroom. He is currently the faculty advisor to the William S.R. Rogers Endowment for Public Policy Studies at St. George’s. This program offers students an opportunity to travel to Washington and meet with a variety of public officials and SG alums working in the nation’s capital. Connor has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Dartmouth College.