Bryan Brissette's transition into the world of prep school coaching might be considered a bit unorthodox to some. For him, it's a move he relishes every day.
In 1998, Brissette served as a special agent with the United States Secret Service. Yet, during that time, Brissette came to the realization that the position wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
"When I was hired by the Secret Service I thought I was embarking on what would be my career,'' said Brissette. "Once I finished training, which I loved, I quickly realized that the day-in and day-out aspects of the job were not exactly how the Secret Service is portrayed in the movies. While I thought I would be the next Frank Horrigan (portrayed by Clint Eastwood in the motion picture 'In The Line of Fire'), I realized that would not be the case. While it was a tough decision that I agonized over, I chose to leave and make the transition to prep school teacher.''
Brissette left the agency and eventually made his way over to Suffield Academy in 2000, a place he has remained ever since. With a true passion for history, Brissette he started by teaching the subject and is now the school's History Department Chair, a position he has held since 2013. Both of his parents served as educators, so Brissette had an inherent respect for the importance of education.