Head Coach: Jonathan Gottsegen
Jonathan began his study of Latin in the 7th grade, sparking an interest in Greco-Roman culture that continues to this day. He was raised in Chappaqua NY, and after graduating from Vermont Academy in 1986, Jonathan moved west and was an English Major at Colorado State University, and a student in Classical Antiquities at the University of Colorado. In between his academic pursuits, Jonathan was a professional ski patroller and Class V whitewater guide. In 2000, Jonathan returned to the east coast and taught at the Harvey school in Katonah, NY, where he was the chair of classics, advisor to student government and coached soccer, hockey, skiing and basketball. At Salisbury, Jonathan teaches Latin in addition to coaching soccer and skiing. He resides on campus in Ward House with his wife and three children.
James Brandon | profile
James is a native of Westchester, NY. He attended Lakeland High School where he played football, basketball, and lacrosse. James earned his B.A. from SUNY Geneseo, where he studied psychology and played lacrosse. He also developed an interest in eastern philosophy and religion, as well as history.
After college, James worked in the healthcare field and traveled through Central America and Asia. It was not until an opportunity arose at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, that he discovered his passion to be an educator and coach. He began his career on the Hilltop as an ESL teacher at the Salisbury Summer School, which proved to be an enriching and inspirational experience for him. He was impressed with the dedication of his students to improve their English language skills, as well as the close-knit community on the Hilltop. He is a learning center instructor, teaches history, and coaches football and lacrosse. He lives in Ward dormitory with his wife, Kati Brandon.