Football - Boys Varsity
2011 2012 2013 2014
2011 ISL Champions - 2011 Jack Etter Bowl Champions - Undefeated Season (9-0)
2012 ISL Champions - 2012 Tom Flaherty Bowl Champions - Undefeated Season (9-0)
2013 ISL Co-Champions - 2013 Kevin Fleming Bowl Champions - (8-l)
2014 ISL Co-Champions - 2014 Wayne Sanborn Bowl Finalist - (7-2)
The Governor’s Academy football program is a vital component of our school community. The Govs have a deeply rooted tradition of achieving excellence on the football field while maintaining a healthy perspective on top-level competition. Located in the center of campus, the Sager Bowl provides an outstanding venue for watching the Govs compete during the fall season on the Parker Field, one of the best natural grass surfaces in the league. Each year about 65 student/athletes compete on the Varsity and JV teams where every player receives quality instruction appropriate to his experience and ability.
The Govs play a challenging eight-game schedule in the very competitive Independent School League (ISL). Annual games against rivals Brooks School and Belmont Hill School are traditional classics that highlight our season.
In the past ten seasons, the Govs finished 74-20, including a New England Championship in ’01, an undefeated 9-0 campaign with an ISL Championship and New England Championship in ’03, an ISL Championship in ’04, an undefeated season and a New England Championship ’11, an ISL and undefeated season (9-0) and were winners of the Tom Flaherty Bowl with a win against Cheshire Academy in '12 and a third ISL championship in a row and completing the hat trick with a bowl victory over Hamden Hall School from CT in the Kevin Fleming Bowl. Last year, The Govs continued their championship streak and added a fourth consecutive ISL championship. Over the last four years the Govs have compiled a record of 33-3.
Coach O’Leary took over in 2011 from long time Coach Mark Gerry who retired after 18 seasons. Coach O’Leary credits Gerry for the tradition and pride of the Govs football program. "I am truly grateful for the opportunity to coach at such a great school with rich tradition and I owe a lot of thanks to Coach Gerry for helping me reach this point.”
Our goals in the football program are simple: as individual players, as coaches, and as a united team we strive to get better at what we do every day; and we try to have some fun while we’re at it. We also value and respect the multi-sport student/athlete, strongly believing that commitment and dedication in one sport makes an athlete more competitive in other sports and more successful in whatever endeavor or challenge lies ahead.
We are proud of our football program, and we are eager to continue working hard to sustain our success. We invite you to learn more about playing football for Governor's and perhaps to join our ranks.
For more information, please email Head Coach Jim O'Leary.
Varsity Coaches: Head Coach Jim O'Leary, Mike Athanas, Andrew DeSalvo, Dale Whittredge, James Kelcourse
JV Coaches: Rod McLain, Michael Delay, Matt Hunt, and Tim Winslow '10