John Mackay is the dean of afternoon programs, 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 aoard, as well as an officer of the NEPSAC Football Coaches’ Association.