Tom Klein has coached Cross Country and Track and Field since 2000. He led two different Maryland independent schools to five league championships and was named Baltimore County Cross Country coach of the year in 2007. Tom is an avid endurance athlete with a passion for helping student athletes meet their athletic and running potential. He started teaching in the Social Studies department and coaching at BBA in 2017.
Varsity Girls Cross Country/Track and Field Coach: Notre Dame Prep. 2003-2017 IAAM “A” Division Cross Country Champions 2005, ‘07, ‘08 Baltimore Sun, Baltimore County Cross Country Coach of the year: 2007 Varsity Girls Cross Country Coach: Glenelg Country School 2000-2003 IAAM “B” Division Champions 2000 and 2001 WISCCA League Champions 2000 and 2001
Barb Miceli chairs the World Languages Department at BBA and is head coach of the Varsity Field Hockey team. Barb played high school field hockey in Southern Vermont and four years of Varsity field hockey at Vassar College. She was recognized as an All-American player in her Senior year at Vassar. Barb has been coaching field hockey from the youth level up through the Varsity level since she was 18. The 2015 BBA team won the Marble Valley League championship and Barb was named Marble Valley League coach of the year, along with her co-coach Julie Fifield. Barb coaches young women to instill confidence, self worth and the ability to persevere, individually and as a team, since these qualities provide the basis for success on the athletic field and beyond.
In 2019 Coach Tom McCoy was named as the Head Coach of the Burr Burton Academy Bulldog Football Team. Coach McCoy was the Defensive Coordinator for the BBA Football Program for 6 years prior to being named Head Coach. Since Coach McCoy joined the program in 2014 BBA Football has gone 58-6, with (5) undefeated regular seasons in league play, (5) League Championships, (2) D2 State Championship Titles in (2015, 2018) and a D1 State Championship Title in (2019). In his first year as a Head Coach Tom was named by the Vermont Chapter National Football Foundation Hall Of Fame Coach Of The Year Division 1. In 2019 the Burr and Burton Academy Offense averaged 49.4 points per game. BBA Joey McCoy was named Vermont Football Gatorade Player Of The Year in 2019, Griff Stalcup in 2016, and Jake Stalcup in 2011.Coach McCoy’s staff includes Dan Mulroy, Jim Oakman, Jim Duddy, Richie Pearce, Toure Christie, Jamie Wright, and Tyler Pearce. Many of whom have been coaching with Tom for several years starting at the youth level.
Tom started coaching youth football in 2005 and has been a long time Board Member/President of the Equinox Valley Youth Football Club in Manchester, Vermont. In 2018 Tom was recognized with the Vermont Youth Leader Award and was inducted into the Vermont Chapter National Football Foundation Hall Of Fame. As a High School player Tom was a 3 Sport athlete and 4 Year letterman in baseball, basketball, and football (QB / DB). Tom was selected to the New York High School Football First Team All-State. Tom still holds the single season passing record at his high school. Tom attained a Bachelors’ Degree at Colgate University and played defensive back for the Red Raiders football team.
Tom has worked as a Trooper with the Vermont State Police for 26 years and has been married to his wife Beth for 24 years. Tom and Beth live in beautiful Manchester, Vermont where they are proud parents to their three sons, Jay, Joe, and Jack.
Coach McCoy is passionate about building relationships with his players and mentoring great young people to help them become successful at life’s many challenges. Several of Coach McCoy’s players have continued playing football in College. Coach McCoy believes that if you surround yourself with great people, great things will happen!
Coach Jon Mowry teaches Woodworking at Burr and Burton and has been a life-long Mountain Biker. Jon grew up Mountain Biking in VT and also enjoys road biking, Nordic and Alpine Skiing. Jon loves and coaches Mountain Biking because it combines speed and excitement with athleticism and fitness. Every athlete can compete at their own level and strive for individual improvement while working together and supporting each other as a team.
In Coach Mears’ four years at BBA, she has led the Varsity team to consecutive undefeated regular seasons, 3 D1 Marble Valley League Titles, and a D1 State Championship. In her first season, the lady bulldogs finished 14-0 in the regular season (15-1 overall) which was the first undefeated regular season since 1999 and the first ever as a D1 program. During Coach Mears’ second season, she led the bulldogs to another 14-0 perfect season, marking the program's first back to back undefeated regular season. The lady bulldogs went on to complete a 17-1 overall season record as they competed in the D1 State Championship game, which was the first as a D1 program. In her third season, Mears led the Bulldogs to a 17-1 season and the first Division 1 State championship title in BBA history. In Mears' 4th season with the bulldogs, she led them to the third straight state finals appearance. Mears was named Marble Valley League Coach of the Year, Vermont Large School Coach of the Year, and Region 1- New England Coach of the Year in 2016. Her overall coaching record in four seasons is 63-7.
Goal Keeper Coach Kevin Moran: Kevin started with the Bulldogs in 2016 as the goalkeeper coach. Kevin comes to the girls BBA program with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He graduated from Green Mountain College as a member of the Men's Soccer Team and has since been involved with a number of soccer programs.
Bill is a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Links to an external site.)Vermont Solar System Ambassador, the 2015-16 Rowland Faculty Chair Recipient, the 2016 BE BRAVE FOR LIFE (Links to an external site.) recipient, Pioneer Valley Teacher of the year in 2011, Bigelow Grant Recipient in 2011, Ormsby Grant Recipient in 2009, Burr and Burton Academy Faculty Commencement Speaker in 2009, and Coca-Cola Vermont Educator of Distinction in 2006. The BBA Yearbook was dedicated to him in 2005 and he was Commencement speaker at Mass. College of Liberal Arts in 2002. Bill is married to Barbara Muench, a Special Educator at BBA, and is a proud father of two BBA Alums Weston and Taylor.
Bill is currently working on a documentary called The Artist and the Astronaut.
Coach Yo has been in the gymnastics world since she was 5 years old. She competed competitively in a high school and earned a division 1 scholarship at Clarion University. After college she coached at private gyms in New Jersey for 20 years, where she was also a certified judge for high school gymnastics for 7 years. Coach Yo has been coaching in Vermont for 5 years and is currently employed at GE Healthcare as the Market leader in critical care segment for 10 years.
Head coach Ed Lewicki has been the Girls Ice Hockey coach for the past six seasons and led the Bulldogs to two championship games, winning in 2011-2012.
Ed takes great pride in watching teams develop and work together as the season goes along. His philosophy is to teach lessons that will last a lifetime through athletics. Co-Coach Bob Thompson has been with Ed for six years and brings high energy and enthusiasm to the program. Bob not only brings a high hockey IQ, but is extremely committed to student athletes. Co-Coach Jim Hand has been with the program since its inception. His hockey knowledge and ability to teach through small games is a big reason why the girls program has four state championships.
Head coach Mark Slade has been the Boys' Ice Hockey coach for the past two seasons. Coach Slade is accompanied by Assistant Coaches Sooner Dawsen and Eddie Lewicki Jr.
Their philosophy is simple: develop our student athletes to be better hockey players, better community members, and prepare them to be successful as a team, while teaching lessons that will last a lifetime. The coaching staff takes great pride in the fact that their team completed a successful season in Division I hockey, finishing the season in 5th place. They look forward to building on that success and "put Burr and Burton hockey on the map."
Ian Black has coached the BBA Nordic Team for five seasons. He comes from a nordic racing background in which he was named an All American twice, in 2003 and 2005.
During his time coaching, the team has grown from 6 skiers in 2011-12 to 24 skiers in 2015-16. The boys team placed third at the State Meet in 2014. For three consecutive years, BBA has had at least one skier qualify for the Eastern High School Championships, with two qualifying in 2016.
Ian coaches to promote a lifelong love of nordic skiing, and to help skiers meet their individual and team goals.
Ed Lewicki, Varsity Baseball Coach, coached baseball in the past at Arlington High School, leading them to the State title game in Division IV in the first season. His coaching philosophy is based on respect, discipline and hard work. As always, he strives to teach life lessons to the young men through sports.
Doug Crosier returns as Assistant Coach. Doug and Ed have coached together in the past and have a very good working relationship. Doug brings a wealth of baseball knowledge, especially in the pitching department, as he was a college pitcher.
Junior Varsity Coach, Jamie Briggs, is excited to be returning to the Bulldogs baseball staff. He is very knowledgeable of the game, very energetic and has been coaching in Manchester Youth Baseball for the last few seasons and will be a valuable addition to the staff.
Head coach Peter McNealus has been coaching at Burr and Burton Academy for 21 years, achieving two state titles and 5 Marble Valley League championships during his tenure. Many of his players have gone on to play tennis at the college and semi pro level.