List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary roles at Thacher

    Senior associate director of admission, girls varsity soccer coach, advisor to sophomore boys, and advisor to the Black Student Union.
  • What my students call me

    Mr. Yates, Coach Yates, Coach.
  • I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when

    When I visited campus the day after Thanksgiving in 2011.
  • Since you asked me to brag, here are the professional accomplishments I'm most proud of

    Being the head coach of a back-to-back New England champion track team and being named the Glendale News-Press boys soccer coach of the year.
  • When not in the admission office I can be found

    On a soccer field somewhere as a spectator, coach, or over-the-hill player.
  • Favorite job perk

    The dining hall.
  • Favorite place at Thacher

    Upper Field.
  • Favorite places on earth

    Firebreak at Heavenly; Queenstown, New Zealand; Harbour Island, Bahamas.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    This is tough—how about a collection of music from A Tribe Called Quest, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Curtis Mayfield.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    A tailback for USC.
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    I’m living the dream!
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