Following a comprehensive search with candidates from around the country and the world, Nipheannaboth “Both” Long has been named Roycemore’s next Athletic Director. Both received his B.A. from Boston College and also studied at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain and the Universidad Catolica Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fluent in Khmer and Spanish, Both was recognized as a member of the United States Soccer Coaches “30 Under 30” in 2018. Both recently worked in the Athletic Department at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA, where he has 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.
The Athletic Department at Roycemore helps the school celebrate individuality and inspires excellence by:
Roycemore School successfully launched “in house” athletic programming for Middle and Upper School students during the Fall of 2020. However, with the changing status of the COVID-19 pandemic, all athletic programming has been suspended until further notice. Please view this statement from Athletic Director, Both Long, for more details.
Roycemore offers the following interscholastic teams:
Any Roycemore student in Grades 5 through 12 can participate in interscholastic athletics regardless of skill level. Participation is given a higher priority than competing to win at all grade levels, but competing to win does take on increased focus as the participants become older.
Upcoming Athletic Events
There are no interscholastic competitions for Fall 2020. Roycemore is monitoring all updates to the return to play guidelines and will provide further updates after the Fall season closes.