Junior Varsity Baseball
Head Coach: Harlan Dodson
Harlan Dodson was born and raised in Nashville, TN, where he attended Montgomery Bell Academy. From there, Harlan headed to the Northeast, matriculating to Williams College. Harlan graduated in 2011 with a degree in History and a concentration in Africa and the African Diaspora. Harlan also took numerous courses focusing on US, Latin American, Asian, and European history. At Williams, Harlan was a four year letter winner and three year starter on the basketball team that compiled a 93-21 record which included berths in the 2010 National Finals and 2011 Final Four. The Ephs also won NESCAC regular season titles in those years as well as a NESCAC Tournament title in 2010. Individually, Harlan was named a team captain for the 2010-2011 season as well as awarded the ‘Sinc’ Hart Citizenship Award, which recognizes the member of the Williams basketball program who contributes the most to the community as a whole.
Following his graduation from Williams, Harlan went to work at the New Hampton School. While there, Harlan taught IB Economics, US History, in addition to electives covering World War II, the Cold War, the Modern Middle East, and Modern China. For the 2014-2015 school year, he was given the O’Connor Excellence in Teaching Prize, a student voted award recognizing commitment to students and teaching. Outside of the classroom, Harlan served as an assistant on the Varsity A Basketball Team. In his four years, the Huskies eclipsed 20 wins in three different seasons, and advanced to the NEPSAC AAA finals in 2014. Harlan specialized in working with the Husky big men, and assisted in all aspects of the program. Harlan coached two NBA draft picks, as well as over 40 young men who went on to play collegiate basketball at schools such as Syracuse, Boston College, Michigan, Indiana, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Colorado, BYU, Dayton, Utah State, Northeastern, Penn, Princeton, and MIT.
Harlan is excited to join the Salisbury family and continue to grow his love of teaching and coaching young men. He loves the community and camaraderie that the school engenders, and is incredibly lucky to be able to work with such inspiring colleagues and young men.
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Ben was born in New Haven, CT and later grew up at Kent School on the sidelines of the varsity soccer field where his father was the head coach. Following life in Connecticut, as well as stints in Ohio and Arizona, he attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH where he was an All-New England performer on both the soccer and baseball teams, not to forget the honorable time spent on the junior varsity hockey team. After high school he spent a year as a Junior Fellow at King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan. Ben graduated Magna Cum Laude from Carleton College in Northfield, MN where he majored in Cinema and Media Studies, minored in Latin American Studies, and received an advanced language certificate in Spanish. While at Carleton he played varsity soccer and baseball. As a four-year starting midfielder, Ben helped the Knights to a #13 National Rank, three MIAC titles, and two visits to the NCAA tournament. Ben worked for two years following Carleton at Forman School in Litchfield, CT. There he taught history, headed a freshman dorm, and assisted Scotty McCarty in leading the Lion’s varsity soccer team to an HVAL championship in his first year. Ben spends his summers as the Head of Staff and senior member of the soccer coaching staff at Camp Pemigewassett in Wentworth, NH where he has been mentored by Northfield Mount Hermon head coach, Charlie Malcolm. At Salisbury Ben is a member of the history department and varsity soccer head coach.