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Both Long – Athletic Director, Physical Education Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Camp Director

Both Long

Biography

Both studied at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain and the Universidad Catolica Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is Fluent in Khmer and Spanish. Both was recognized as a member of the United States Soccer Coaches “30 Under 30” in 2018.  He worked in the Athletic Department at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA, where he also taught Spanish. At Beaver Country Day, Both designed and led Advanced Spanish courses studying Latin American Social Movements.  Students extended their learning through projects they created and through multiple guest speakers that led to a dynamic classroom environment. Prior to Beaver Country Day, Both worked at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA where he taught Spanish, served as the Associate Director of Diversity and coached soccer and basketball. Additional experience includes serving as the Assistant Coach  and Director of Education for The Technical Institute in Houston, where he designed and taught training curriculum and supervised staff coaches for the Women’s Premier Soccer League. Both also previously served as Director of Operations and Residential Director at Arsenal Soccer Schools, NY, and F.C. Barcelona Escola Soccer Camps, London England. In addition to coaching, Both’s interests include yoga, rock climbing, reading, spinning, cooking and functional fitness.  

Education

  • M.A. Johan Cryuff Institute
  • B.A. Boston College

Favorite Quote/Fun Fact

Let the beauty we love be what we do.

Why do you teach? What is the impact you hope to make on students?

I teach because my own life has been so positively impacted by education and mentorship. I learned that I should treat everyone with empathy and respect regardless of what they look like, where they come from, who they love, and what they believe. I hope to pass on this gift to future generations in hopes of sharing the powerful beauty of living a life for others. 

Why Roycemore?

Roycemore is a school that cares deeply about the students’ academic and personal growth. There is an admirable amount of investment in nurturing young leaders to be curious, ambitious, and compassionate. I am so honored to be a part of a community that uses the human heart to teach about what it means to be human in the modern world.