Thacher’s Voit Gym has hosted a thriving girls’ basketball program for three decades. During that span, while several teams have enjoyed success by any standard, the program has always gauged its sense of achievement on teaching sound fundamentals, creating tight-knit teams, and focusing on hard work, sportsmanship, and resilience in the face of tough obstacles.
Our teams enjoy the benefits of expert coaching, great facilities, and a committed school community that fills the gym with energy, excitement, and support of its teams.
It's no wonder that the bleachers have been packed in recent years. With its recent string of three straight seasons in the CIF Southern Section’s Top Ten Poll, three league championships, and two trips through the playoffs all the way to the CIF Championship game, the fans here at Thacher have had lots to cheer about. Many girls from those teams have earned the honor of being selected for All-CIF teams and several have gone on to play at the college level at schools including Colorado, Emory and Williams.
A 1983 Thacher graduate, Derick earned his BA from Dartmouth College and worked in retail management before joining the Thacher faculty as a teacher of English. During his tenure as a teacher, he was also the dorm head for Middle School and Lower School at various points. In addition, he coached track and field and girls’ varsity basketball. After 16 years in the classroom and on the sidelines, Derick joins the development team as the Director of Annual Giving and Special Gifts. He looks forward to working with all the members of the Thacher family to “do the best work in the world that we can.” Derick lives on campus with his wife, Molly Twichell Perry (CdeP 1985), and their two daughters.
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