Nicolas Bell joins the Taft faculty as an English teacher and the boys' varsity lacrosse coach. Nic is a 2009 graduate of Brown University where he received his B.A. degree in Modern American History. Nic played varsity lacrosse for four years at Brown. During his senior year, he helped lead the team to their first NCAA tournament berth in over a decade.
After receiving his degree, Nic joined the faculty of the Blue Ridge School, where he was recognized as the Virginia Independent Conference Coach of the Year. Nic joined the faculty of Trinity-Pawling School in 2011, where he served as an English teacher, college counselor, dorm parent and advisor, as well as the head coach of T-P’s highly competitive lacrosse program. In recognition of his success, Nic was honored as the 2012 New England West Coach of the Year.
Nic’s work with youth lacrosse is expansive and well respected. He is the head coach of Team New England for the Under Armour Underclass All-American Games and is affiliated with a number of youth club and showcase programs. In addition to teaching English and coaching lacrosse at Taft, Nic will coach JV boys’ basketball and live with his wife Ann, and their daughter, on HDT 5.