LA Spartans

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2014 ISL & NEW ENGLAND Hugh Caldera Bowl Champions

2015 ISL & NEW ENGLAND Wayne Sanborn Bowl Champions

2016 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

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HEAD COACH: Paul Zukauskas   Email |  profile

Paul Zukauskas is enjoying his first season as the head football coach of the Spartans. Paul comes from Boston College where he was part of the football coaching staff that guided the team to two post season bowl appearances. Coach Zukauskas worked on the defensive side of the ball where the BC Defense Ranked #1 in the ACC in total Defense and #1 nationally in run defense. Coach “Z” also did his undergraduate work at BC, earning his BA in communications in 2001. As an undergraduate at BC, Paul was a standout on the football team where he was elected Captain and named 1st Team All-American his senior year. Paul went on to play four seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns before he had a career-ending injury in 2005 with the San Francisco 49ers.

Coach Zukauskas works in the admissions office where he serves as an assistant director of admission. He and his wife, Claire, and their daughter, Molly, live on campus he will serves as a dorm head.

Sean Sheehan   Email |  profile

The 2001 winner of Lawrence Academy’s Departmental Chair for Excellence in Teaching, Sean Sheehan is a 1987 Lawrence Academy graduate who teaches history, serves as a college counselor, and coaches varsity football and boys’ varsity ice hockey. Mr. Sheehan also serves on the Athletic Advisory and Personnel Policy Committees. An All-American lacrosse player at Bowdoin, Sean taught American History at the Rectory School (CT) and the Pike School (MA) before returning to his high-school alma mater. A history major in college, Sean has recently attended several programs, including the NAIS School Leadership Institute and the NEACAC Summer Institute (for college admission counselors). In 2005, Mr. Sheehan received an NAIS/E.E.Ford Fellowship for Aspiring Heads. Each summer, he spends time visiting college campuses. A dorm parent in Elm Tree Hall, Sean lives with his wife and two children.

DEFENSIVE COOR.: Geoff Harlan   Email |  profile

Geoff joined the Development Office in July of 2011 as director of annual giving. Prior to arriving at LA , he was at the Hillside School, where he was the director of the annual fund. Geoff is a graduateof Middlebury College German School and is a candidate for a Master's in Educational Administration from Villanova. He is involved in the residential program and is  an assistant coach on the Varsity Football team. In the fall of 2012 Geoff became an LA parent as well when his son Jonathan entered the ninth grade. The Harlans live in Southborough, MA.

HEAD JV COACH: Jarred Gagnon   Email |  profile

A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, Jarred Gagnon returns to LA just five years after graduating. While excelling academically, Jarred earned nine LA varsity letters in three years, playing football, hockey, and baseball. He served as a captain on all three teams his senior year and earned all-league honors on three occasions. His passion for math at Lawrence Academy carried him to Wesleyan College, where he majored in mathematics and graduated in 2007. During his years at Wesleyan, Mr. Gagnon played varsity hockey, baseball, and football, in addition to club rugby. The highlight of his collegiate athletic career came during a tour of Austria, Germany, and Italy, where the hockey team enjoyed a 5–0 run against its European competition. After Wesleyan, Jarred worked at Ameriprise Financial as a financial advisor for one year before returning to Lawrence, with hopes to pass on the wonderful experience that LA provided him. In his free time, Jarred enjoys riddles, lifting weights, and supporting the New England sports teams. He resides in Spaulding Hall, a dorm in which he served as a proctor for two of his three years there.

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Defensive Assistant: Spencer Akers   Email |  profile

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