Drew graduated from Brookline High School and was a postgraduate at Suffield. He played football, basketball, and lacrosse and helped the football and basketball teams win New England Championships. He played football and basketball at Ohio Wesleyan and earned all-conference recognition in football as captain. Drew spent four years coaching football at Ohio Wesleyan and Harvard University. He then worked as a counselor and coach at Brookline. Drew is Co-Director of Athletics, a teacher in the Leadership program, and the head varsity football coach. Drew lives on campus with his wife Sarah ’02 and their three sons: Caysen, Kyler, and Colby.
Wayne Patterson Wayne was born in Waterford, Connecticut, worked for 10 years at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a research specialist, and three years in Suffield’s Office of Admissions. He now serves as the Co-Director of Athletics and is the standardized testing coordinator for the Academy. As head coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team, the Tigers qualified for the New England Tournament eight times and won Championship in 2008. Wayne also coached the varsity softball team from 2003 to 2009, winning the Western New England Championships in 2003, 2006, and 2007 (undefeated in 2006 and 2007). Wayne lives on campus with his wife Kelly ’82, who is the director of Suffield’s Childcare Center. Their son Jack ’13 is a graduate of Bryant University and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs organization in 2018.