List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary roles at Thacher

    I teach Spanish and history, serve as the dean of faculty, and coach football.
  • Most memorable camping moment

    Jumping off a 40-foot cliff into the beautiful, brisk Kern River.
  • When not in the classroom I can be found

    Watching sports—the Toads, my kids' teams, the Astros.
  • Favorite job perk

    The amazing trail network that lies just outside our house.
  • I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when

    We were driving here from Burbank and I saw actual oranges on actual trees. My suburban Texas supermarket background had not prepared me for that.
  • Since you asked me to brag, here's the professional accomplishment I'm most proud of

    The number of football players who remain interested in and in touch with our program years after they've graduated.
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    I was once an extra on a Chilean soap opera.
  • Favorite place on earth

    The Texas Hill Country.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    A professional baseball player.
  • Favorite place at Thacher

    The lower field.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    Like my friend Harry Hayman, the Wes Anderson oeuvre.