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Head Coach: Jonathan Siff


Jonathan is a graduate of Concord High School, Class of 2000. He then attended Phillips Exeter Academy as a postgraduate, where he matriculated to Williams College and was a member of the Class of 2005. While at Williams, Jonathan served as the captain of the football team and was a member of the committee chosen to select the new head coach before the 2003 season. Jonathan majored in political science, but participated in numerous courses in English, history, art history and philosophy. 

Upon graduating, Jonathan took a job at the Wyoming Seminary School in Kingston, PA, where he worked for seven years. In his time at Wyoming Seminary, Jonathan taught courses in history, political science and philosophy. He served as a class dean for the freshmen and sophomore classes, spent two years as an associate director of admission, and four years as a college guidance counselor for the school's postgraduate students. Jonathan also participated in the Stanley King Counseling Institute at the Brooks School in the summer of 2011 and completed a Master's degree in Educational Administration with the University of Scranton. He married Jennifer in the summer of 2009.  In 2013, he was appointed as dean of the Class of 2016. The Siffs live in Ward House with their son Rowan, golden retriever Remy and cat Carmichael. 

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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.

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