John Mackay is an Associate Dean, a history teacher, and the 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 Peddie School, Avon Old Farms, Albuquerque Academy, and Winchendon School. He’s taught advanced European history for the past 18 years as well as 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. Mackay was named Boston Herald Independent School League Football Coach of the Year in 2015 when the SG squad completed a historic 9-0 league and New England championship season. He 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.