Shavar Bernier

Admissions Officer

B.A., Connecticut College
Phone: 860-945-7986
Year Appointed: 2013

Shavar graduated from Dover High School in New Hampshire, where he was captain for two years of his basketball team and 1st-team All-State and Seacoast Player of the Year in 2004. He attended Bridgton Academy for a post-graduate year. From there, he attended Connecticut College, where he earned his BA in Human Development and played four years of varsity basketball. He captained the Conn College team his senior season. His basketball accolades are many: he earned the Sportsmanship Award his sophomore season, is the first all-time in career three-pointers, tenth all-time in career points, was named to the All-NESCAC second team, and was selected to the NEBCA Division III all-star game. Additionally, in college he worked in the alumni relations office, served as teacher’s aide in the college’s children’s program, worked in construction, coached at Conn College basketball camps, and assisted as a basketball coach at Waterford Middle School. Upon graduating from college, he went on to serve as an assistant men’s basketball coach and intramural assistant director at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, where he was also responsible for directing the school’s summer basketball camp. He began his independent-school career at The Gunnery, where he worked for two years as an assistant director of admissions, LEADS teacher, head varsity basketball coach, assistant football coach, and dormitory resident. At Taft, Shavar is an admissions officer, serves as a dorm head of CPT-4 (an upper school boys dorm), and is the head boys’ basketball coach and assistant football coach.