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 Athletics Staff

NYA Athletic Director, Kelsy RossKelsy Ross
Athletic Director

This is Kelsy’s first 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.

Coach NavratPavel Navrat
Associate Athletic Director
NYA Girls Prep Hockey Head Coach

2019-20 is Coach Navrat’s third year as Associate Athletic Director and NYA Girls Prep Hockey Head Coach. He shares oversight of athletic department transportation and roster management, along with fall and spring game day management. His ice hockey team had a record number of wins in 2018-19. Navrat, originally from the Czech Republic, came to America in the early 90’s to play at Westminster School in CT. He went on to play at the University of Vermont, participating in the Frozen Four in 1996. He served as manager and NHL agent to University of Vermont teammate and former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas. He is the director of Navrat Performance, training hockey players worldwide. His focus now is on raising Panther girls ice hockey to the forefront of the league ranks. Prospective student-athletes may contact Coach Navrat at

NYA Athletic Trainer Z AdamsZoe Adams
Athletic Trainer

Zoe joined the faculty in 2019 as NYA’s Athletic Trainer and Lower School Physical Education Teacher. She earned her B.S. from the University of New England and is a certified and licensed athletic trainer. She was a three sport varsity athlete in high school and played varsity rugby at UNE. She is excited to begin her journey at NYA!

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
Team Coach(es) Contact
Cross Country – Boys Varsity Peter Sillin
Cross Country – Girls Varsity Chris Mazzurco
Field Hockey – Varsity Annika King
Field Hockey – Varsity Assistant Ashley Randlett
Golf – Varsity Charlie Hudson
Golf – JV Colby Myer
Sailing SailMaine
Soccer – Boys Varsity Tom Masters
Soccer – Boys Varsity Assistant/JV Eric Organ
Soccer – Girls Varsity Rick Doyon
Soccer – Girls Varsity Assistant Ethan Mongue
Volleyball – Girls Varsity Nora Krainis
Volleyball – Varsity Assistant/JV Dave Gagne


Winter Season
Team Coach(es) Contact
Basketball – Boys Varsity Jason Knight
Basketball – Boys Varsity Assistant Jesse Colfer
Basketball – Boys Varsity Assistant John Squires
Basketball – Boys JV/Varsity Assistant DJ Nicholas ’15
Basketball – Girls Varsity Tom Robinson
Basketball – Girls Varsity Assistant Roger Rioux
Ice Hockey – Boys Varsity Mike Warde
Ice Hockey – Boys Varsity Assistant/JV Terry Meagher 
Ice Hockey – Boys Varsity Assistant Rob Couturier
Ice Hockey – Girls Varsity Pavel Navrat
Ice Hockey – Girls Varsity Assistant Emily Corrales
Ice Hockey – Boys & Girls Goaltending Rob Couturier
Indoor Track & Field – Boys & Girls Varsity Chris Mazzurco
Indoor Track & Field – Assistant Coach David Gagne
Indoor Track & Field – Assistant Coach Matt York
Indoor Track & Field – Assistant Coach Hannah Austin
Spring Season
Team Coach(es) Contact
Baseball Paul Grazia
Baseball – Assistant Alex Kloza
Lacrosse – Boys Varsity Peter Gerrity
Lacrosse – Boys JV TBD
Lacrosse – Girls Varsity Julia Sterling
Lacrosse – Girls Varsity Assistant/JV Laura Young MacMahon
Softball Ricky Doyon
Tennis – Boys Varsity Charlie Hudson
Tennis – Girls Varsity Lorena Coffin
Tennis – Boys/Girls Varsity Assistant TBD
Track & Field – Boys & Girls Varsity Chris Mazzurco
Track & Field – Assistant Coach Matt York
Track & Field – Assistant Coach Dave Gagne


Middle School Coaching Staff

Fall Season
Team Coach(es) Contact
Cross Country Matt York
Field Hockey Kayla Rose ’14
Soccer – Boys Nathan Smith
Soccer – Girls Danielle Barschdorf
Tennis – Girls and Boys David Echeverria
Winter Season
Team Coach(es) Contact
Basketball – Boys Tom Perkins
Basketball – Girls Liz Smith
Ice Hockey – Boys & Girls Ryan Coulombe
Ice Hockey – Boys & Girls Assistant Pavel Navrat
Ice Hockey – Boys & Girls Goaltending Rob Couturier
Spring Season
Team Coach(es) Contact
Lacrosse – Boys Eli Downs
Lacrosse – Girls Mark MacMahon
Laura Young MacMahon
Track and Field, Boys & Girls Hannah Austin
Track and Field, Boys & Girls Matt York