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|3||Alex Smith||2019||Dhahran, 31311, Saudi Arabia|
|4||Gerry Alexandre||2019||East Orange, NJ|
|6||Donnie Sparks||2018||Providence, RI|
|7||Miles Menafee||2017||Dayton, OH|
|8||John Sawyers||2017||New York, NY|
|9||Jack Trapp||2019||Townsend, MT|
|11||Oliver Diamond||2018||Heath, MA|
|15||Sai Dulam||2019||Natchez, MS|
|16||Taylor Roberts||2018||New York, NY|
|17||Sam Vigneault||2017||Quebec, QC|
|18||Will Shuhda||2017||San Francisco, CA|
|20||Shane Graves||2017||Deerfield, MA|
|21||Jackson Mannix||2017||Southborough, MA|
Dr. Lopez grew up playing baseball in Puerto Rico and Florida. He played high school baseball as a catcher. While pursuing his doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley, he played in San Francisco’s Adult Hardball League. Moreover, while finishing his dissertation at Columbia University, he played in New York City’s Men’s Adult Baseball League. During this time, he also coached baseball youth leagues. In essence, Dr. Lopez has never not played ball.
In 2006, Dr. Lopez began grappling, training in the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Jiu-jitsu mixes wrestling, judo, and ground grappling techniques to submit an opponent and winning a match by getting them to “tap out.” Dr. Lopez received his black belt from America Top Team mixed martial arts after ten years of continuous training. He has been teaching jiu-jitsu for the past four years.
Dr. Lopez is looking forward to assisting the baseball and wrestling teams at Deerfield Academy.
Tim was born and raised in Hamilton, NY. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 2007, where he majored in American History and played ice hockey. Voted MVP by his teammates, Tim was also elected team captain for his final season. Off the ice at Bowdoin, Tim worked for the college as assistant sports information director and did his best to explore the Maine coast. After graduating, Tim played professionally in Germany for one season, helping his squad win the league championship.
Tim came to Deerfield in the fall of 2008, and has served as the assistant boys hockey coach for the past seven years. He enjoys the small-town feel of Western Massachusetts and all the area has to offer.