List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary roles at Thacher

    I serve as dean of faculty and teach in the history department. I also coach boys varsity basketball.
  • What my students call me

    Mr. Carney, Coach, or Carn Dawg.
  • I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when

    I learned about the School’s Outdoor Program and the unique sense of community fostered here.
  • Favorite job perk

    Working with such a high-quality student body.
  • Favorite Thacher teaching moment

    When a student makes a breakthrough writing an essay.
  • Most memorable Thacher camping trip

    A 75-mile Trans-Sierra and Zion National Park.
  • Since you asked me to brag, here's the professional accomplishment I'm most proud of

    The close-knit relationships Ive maintained with former students and players over the years.
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    I have more rhythm than Ms. Carney. 
  • Favorite place on earth

    Any trail in the Sierra Nevada.
  • Favorite places at Thacher

    Twin Peaks and Voit Gym seconds before tipoff.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    Michael Shaaras The Killer Angels. I knew I wanted to be a history major and teacher after reading it in high school.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    A pitcher for the Red Sox.
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    The best husband, dad, and educator that I can be!