Thanks to the generous philanthropic investment of Taft alumni, parents, and friends, a significant renovation to Camp Field, Snyder Field, and the rink in Odden Arena is underway.
Taft’s athletic program is an integral component of school life.
From participants in our intramural programs to elite athletes preparing for competitive careers at the college level, Taft students are taught the value of health and wellness, the importance of a lifelong commitment to fitness, and the enjoyment that participating in all forms of athletics can bring.
In building one of the most successful athletic programs in New England, our coaches encourage fair play, respect for opponents, a love of the game, competitive spirit, and team loyalty. As a result, our students leave Taft with an understanding of hard work and good sportsmanship, a sense of responsibility to one’s team and teammates, the ability to set goals, and an overall commitment to healthy living through physical activity.
Boys' Varsity Hockey
Ryan Shannon '01 returns to Taft to lead the hockey team once again--this time from the coaches box.
Girls' Varsity Golf
As a coach, Ginger is as interested in modeling character and a commitment to service as she is to instilling a love of the game.
Boys' Varsity Lacrosse
Nic comes to Taft with a storied history as an exceptional prep school coach.
Girls' Varsity Basketball
Coach Willson's teams change from year to year, but all have play unselfishly, smart, and with honor.
Boys' Varsity Squash
A highly decorated athlete and scholar in both high school and college, Kate Pistel brings her talent and sportsmanship to Taft's playing fields.
An accomplished and highly-regarded golfer, Coach Kenerson has led his teams to six Founders League championships.
Tom's academic focus is on history; his softball teams have made some of their own.
A scholar, an athlete, and a Rhino through and through, Tyler Whitley returned to his alma mater in 2012 to lead the football team.
Girls' Varsity Squash
Jennifer Chandler is at home on the court and with a racquet in her hand.
Crew Program Director
Girls' Varsity Crew
Will Shotwell brings a world of experience to the water and to the classroom.
Boys' and Girls' Track
Long-time track coach Steve McCabe and his family are deeply ingrained in the fabric of the Taft community.
Boys' Varsity Crew
Martin brings a passion for developing student athletes and for competitive racing to the Taft crew program.
Boys' Varsity Tennis
Peter has taken to the Taft courts as both student and coach. His legendary coaching career now spans 30 years.
Boys' Varsity Basketball
Throughout his life and career, Shavar has been recognized as a leader, and celebrated for his sportsmanship.
Boys' Varsity Soccer
Ozzie is an award-winning coach who has earned tremendous respect both on and off the field. He was recently named 2016 Connecticut Large Prep School Coach of the Year.
Girls' Varsity Hockey
You don’t have to be a sports fan to remember women’s hockey making its debut at the Olympic Winter Games in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. The U.S. would go on to win the first gold medal in women's hockey history, in game against Canada where Taft’s own Gretchen Silverman scored a goal.