Head CoachDouglas Lewis is the holder of the Edmund P. Coe Teaching Chair at St. George’s. Since arriving on the Hilltop in 1995, Lewis has served as the chair of the mathematics department, as assistant director of studies, and as a member of the school’s Honor Board. He’s coached basketball, baseball, and softball, and has worked as an advisor and dorm parent. Lewis received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Princeton University and a master’s degree in educational technology from Johns Hopkins. A former master teacher with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, he’s given presentations on mathematics at the local, state, regional, and national level. He has a particular interest in finding effective ways to use technology to support classroom learning.
Assistant CoachJeffrey E. Simpson arrived at St. George’s in 1982 and currently teaches American studies and advanced English, serves as faculty advisor to the school’s literary magazine – The Dragon, and coaches both girls’ cross-country and thirds boys’ basketball. Simpson served as English department chair for five years and holds the John L. Welsh ’42 Teaching Chair in English. He received his bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Connecticut College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown University. He was named Teacher-Scholar of Rhode Island by the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1990, which funded a year of independent research.