The most recent guest on the New England Baseball Journal Podcast has been as influential as any prep baseball coach in New England. Starting in the 1990s at Buckingham Browne and Nichols, Rick Foresteire helped make the New England boarding school route a comparable experience for baseball players as it already was in a sport like hockey.
Now the head coach at Thayer Academy in Braintree, Massachusetts, Foresteire has helped his players continue their respective careers at schools like Vanderbilt, Penn State, South Carolina, Dartmouth, Harvard, Yale, Brown, as well as every NESCAC school.
Foresteire revealed on the podcast that this will be his final year coaching New England prep school baseball.
“This will be my 26th year as a head coach,” Foresteire said. “So, I guess I’m getting a little old. Luckily, I did start a little bit young. The point is that I’ve decided in general that I’ve been an athletic director for basically 20 years. I was an associate athletic director for five years before that. So, for 25 years I’ve been in athletic administration. It’s been a great journey. My kids got a great private school education, and that prepared them well for the next level. At this time in my life, I want to try something different. So, I just decided it was time to really take the leap and give it a go.”