Deerfield Academy is home to one of the premier prep school football programs in New England. Historic successes coupled with strong support from the school and its alumni continue to fuel new achievement for the “Big Green”. The team is composed of a great group of high character student-athletes that represent both the varsity and junior varsity teams, totaling approximately 70 players. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams play a very competitive eight game schedule that showcases our players’ effort and commitment throughout the fall season. The team is led by an experienced coaching staff that mentors the student-athletes both on and off the field and works to create a culture that yields success and great experiences. Deerfield football players demonstrate a strong work ethic, grit and discipline, high energy and enthusiasm, team work and sportsmanship all within the competitive spirit of a Deerfield student-athlete.
Deerfield academy football has seen many of our players continue on to play football both collegiately and professionally. We take pride in assisting our players with the necessary coaching and development, recruiting communication and advising to take the step of playing college football.
Deerfield teams are led by a strong coaching staff including head coach Brian Barbato and assistant coaches Jon Shelton, Drew Philie, Toby Emerson, Kevin Kelly, and Mark Ott.
From the Fall 2016 issue of the Deerfield Magazine – Meet the Coach: Brian Barbato
Student-Athletes Commit to Play Collegiate Athletics
Deerfield is proud and excited to honor 44 student-athletes who have committed to continuing to compete in their respective sports at the college level. This year, the Athletic Department held several ceremonies to celebrate these student-athletes. In total, the Big Green recognized 53 student-athletes who will be competing at the...
National Letter of Intent Signees
The Deerfield Athletic Department is excited to announce that four students have officially committed to play D-I college football – Brandon Scott (Central Connecticut State University), Matt Donovan (Fordham University), Dallas Hobbs (Washington State University), and Hunter Long (Boston College). Brandon Scott ‘17 – Football Central Connecticut State University...
Fall Athletic Awards
Today at School Meeting, the Deerfield community recognized and celebrated 28 fall athletic award winners from all the fall teams. Athletic Director, Bob Howe began a new tradition and recapped his “Fall Top 10” in poem form. The snow and the cold has arrived here to stay So think...
Football Earns 6 All-Conference Honors & Defensive Player of the Year
Six Big Green football players earn All-Central New England honors. At the 2016 annual NEPSAC football coaches meeting on Sunday, 12/4, the All-Central New England and All-New England teams were announced. Deerfield placed 3 players; Jackson Caputo (WR), Brandon Scott (OL) and Dallas Hobbs (DL) on the All-Central New...
CHOATE DAY! Live Stream Links
On Saturday, 11/12 Deerfield players, coaches, parents, alums, and fans will travel to Wallingford, CT for the annual Choate Day athletic contests. Here is tomorrow’s contest line up; 10:00 am – Girls Varsity Volleyball 10:00 am – Girls JV Volleyball 10:00 am – Girls 3rd Volleyball 10:30 am –...
National Letter of Intent Early Signing Day
The Deerfield Athletic Department is excited to share the news of the early National Letter of Intent signing by five of our student-athletes; Kathryn Grennon – William & Mary (Lacrosse), Beau Dana – Georgetown (Baseball), Ted Sullivan – Denver (Lacrosse), Brian Davis – Delaware (Lacrosse), and Cole “Bubba” Fairman...
Can’t Make it to Exeter Tomorrow? Tune in to Watch DA Teams LIVE!
Philips Exeter Academy will be Live Streaming several athletic contests tomorrow. Tune in to watch by visiting: https://exeter.gameonstream.com/. If it is your first time using the Exeter GameOn account, please click “Request Access” at the bottom of the page. You will be prompted to submit your email. Once you...
Football Team Earns First Win of the Season on the Road
The Big Green varsity football team, led by captains Tommy Hale ’17 and Brandon Scott ’17, and new head coach Brian Barbato got their first win of the 2016 season on the road at Hotchkiss. Quarterback Sharif Legree ’17 threw for two touchdowns and Bubba Fairman ’17 returned the...
Athletic Department Announces Fall LIVE Stream Schedule
The Deerfield Academy Athletic Department is excited to announce a six game LIVE stream schedule of fall varsity athletic contests. Even if you can’t make it to campus, families, friends, and alumni will now have the opportunity to tune in to watch Deerfield teams. “It’s been my experience that...
Deerfield Fall Teams Kick-Off their 2016 Seasons with Pre-Season
Deerfield fall teams and coaches are anxiously awaiting the start of their respective pre-season practices which kick-off their 2016 seasons. Learn more about how each of our fall varsity teams will begin their 2016 campaigns below. Boys Cross-Country Wednesday, September 7th marks the first practice of the 2016 season...
New Faces on the Sidelines this Fall
The Deerfield Academy Athletic Department announces three new fall varsity head coaches for the 2016-2017 school year. Brian Barbato, Khaleh Thomas, and Ramesh Rajballie will assume their new roles at Deerfield leading the football, volleyball and boys soccer programs, respectively. “I’ve been pleased to see the excitement and energy...