Meet our Athletic Staff

Athletics Staff

Our dedicated and experienced athletics staff make sports
and activities at NYA safe and FUN!

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NYA requires students in grade six through twelve to participate in an after school activity each season. In addition to team sports, students may select activities like theater and music.

Our youngest Lower School students participate in Creative Movement classes, and beginning in the primary grades, our Lower School students participate in gym class in addition to recess in our playground. In the winter months, students in Pre-K through grade four take ice skating lessons in Travis Roy Arena as part of their gym class.

Our 2019-2020 Athletics Staff

NYA Athletic Director, Kelsy RossKelsy Ross
Athletic Director

This is Kelsy’s third year as Athletic Director at North Yarmouth Academy. She holds a BA from Roanoke College where she was a member of the varsity soccer and varsity basketball programs. While working towards a MA in Physical Education, Athletic Administration from Springfield College, Ross coached with the women’s soccer program and worked as a graduate assistant in the equipment room. She was most recently the Bates College Head Women’s Soccer Coach and lecturer in the Bates Physical Education Department.

Matthew Poulin, NYA Girls Varsity Hockey CoachMatthew Poulin
Associate Director of Athletics and Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Head Coach

This is Matthew Poulin’s first year at NYA, and we’re excited to have him on board. Prior to NYA, he was the assistant boys varsity ice hockey coach at Lewiston High School. For six of the past seven seasons, he aided in ushering the Blue Devils to three state championships. Matt also has collegiate coaching experience in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), leading the Central Maine Community College D2 Men’s Club Hockey program. On the girls’ side of the ice, he coaches with the Maine Gladiators U19 and U16 teams. Matt also conducts private skills instruction for boys and girls ages 11-18.


Heather Dean
Athletic Trainer & Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Physical Education Teacher

This is Heather’s second year at NYA. She holds her B.S. in Health Science from Nazareth University and her B.S. in Athletic Training from the University of Southern Maine. She has experience as an athletic trainer with organizations including the Maine Wild Junior Hockey and Spectrum Healthcare Partners – Falmouth High School, and experience teaching wellness, fitness, and nutrition through the SAIL (Student Adventures in Learning) program at Falmouth. She has led the fitness program for Southern Maine Community College’s Fire Science Program, guest-lectured in the Athletic Training Program at the University of Southern Maine each fall, and volunteered medical services to Special Olympics Maine.

Shelby Trained - Shelby TurcotteShelby Turcotte
Performance Enhancement Specialist, Weight Room

Shelby holds his master’s degree in exercise science with a concentration in performance enhancement and injury prevention. In addition, he is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.  Shelby has worked with a variety of clients – from developing young athletes up through professionals.  He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience in the field by writing and speaking on a variety of subjects.  Shelby obtained his MS from California University of Pennsylvania, and a BS (Sports Management) from Thomas College.

Upper School Coaching Staff

Fall Season
Cross Country – Boys VarsityPeter
Cross Country – Girls VarsityChris
Cross Country – Girls Varsity AssistantHannah Austin
Field Hockey – VarsityAnnika
Field Hockey – Varsity AssistantAshley
Golf – VarsityCharlie
Golf – JVColby
Soccer – Boys VarsityMatthew
Soccer – Boys Varsity AssistantNick Weightman
Soccer – Boys JV Head/Varsity AssistantDimitri Roumeliotis
Soccer – Girls VarsityRicky
Soccer – Girls JV Head/Varsity AssistantEthan Mongue
Soccer – Girls AssistantLaurie Doyon
Volleyball – Girls VarsityNora
Volleyball – Varsity Assistant/JVDave


Winter Season
Basketball – Boys VarsityJason
Basketball – Boys Varsity AssistantJesse Colfer
Basketball – Boys Varsity AssistantJohn Squires
Basketball – Girls VarsityTom
Basketball – Girls Varsity AssistantRoger Rioux
Ice Hockey – Boys VarsityMike
Ice Hockey – Boys Varsity Assistant/JVTerry Meagher
Ice Hockey – Boys Varsity Assistant/JVBill Galvin
Ice Hockey – Boys and Girls GoaltendingHannu Toiven
Ice Hockey – Girls VarsityMatthew
Ice Hockey – Girls Varsity AssistantMarissa Fichter
Indoor Track & Field – Boys & Girls VarsityChris
Indoor Track & Field – Assistant CoachDavid
Indoor Track & Field – Assistant CoachMatt
Indoor Track & Field – Assistant CoachHannah Austin
US Nordic – Co-EdLizzy
Spring Season
BaseballPaul Grazia
Baseball – AssistantAlex
Lacrosse – Boys VarsityPeter Gerrity ’
Lacrosse – Boys JVEthan Brown
Lacrosse – Boys AssistantKade Strout
Lacrosse – Girls VarsityMolly Moss-Stokes ’
Lacrosse – Girls Varsity Assistant/JV
Tennis – Boys VarsityCharlie
Tennis – Boys AssistantLori Poulin
Tennis – Girls VarsityLorena
Tennis – Girls AssistantAshley
Track & Field – Boys & Girls VarsityChris
Track & Field – Assistant CoachMatt York
Track & Field – Assistant CoachDave

Looking to contact a head coach about Upper School activities? Please reach out to NYA Athletic Director, Kelsy Ross, at

Middle School Coaching Staff

Fall Season
Cross CountryMatt York
Field HockeyTBD
Field Hockey AssistantTBD
Soccer – BoysNathan
Soccer – Boys & Girls AssistantAndrew
Soccer – GirlsDanielle
Tennis – Girls and BoysTBD
Winter Season
Basketball – BoysTom Perkins
Basketball – Boys AssistantGeorge Almasi
Basketball – GirlsLiz
Ice Hockey – Boys & GirlsRyan
Ice Hockey – Boys & Girls AssistantTBD
Ice Hockey – Boys & Girls GoaltendingHannu Toiven
Spring Season
Lacrosse – BoysEli Downs
Lacrosse – Boys AssistantTBD
Lacrosse – GirlsMark MacMahon
Laura Young MacMahon
Track and Field, Boys & GirlsMatt York
Track and Field, Boys & Girls AssistantTBD

Looking to contact a head coach about Middle School activities? Please reach out to NYA Athletic Director, Kelsy Ross, at