About the Program
Over the past nineteen years Milton has enjoyed among the best winning percentages of all ISL teams with a 108-43-3 record, including two undefeated league championships, three New England titles and eight second place finishes despite playing the toughest schedule in the ultra competitive ISL. Over this same period, Milton has sent 26 players on to play Division I collegiate football. At least three of Milton’s current seniors will be matriculating to Division I programs.
Coach Macdonald arrived at Milton in 1996 after having served as head coach at Archbishop Williams High School (Braintree, Massachusetts) for 14 seasons. At Williams, Coach Macdonald’s squads won seven Catholic Central Large championships and achieved three undefeated seasons. Coach Macdonald sent seventeen of his Williams’ players on to Division I collegiate programs including three who later played in the NFL.
Coaches and Captains
1st Team (Varsity)
Head Coach: Kevin Macdonald
Coach Macdonald has been a head football coach since 1982 and has achieved an overall record of 180 wins, 75 losses and 5 ties. From 1982-1995 he was the head coach at Archbishop Williams (Braintree Mass). At Williams, Coach Mac accumulated a record of 99 wins, 42 losses and 3 ties. During the Macdonald era Williams enjoyed three undefeated seasons, sent 17 players on to play at the Division I collegiate level and sent three players on to the NFL. Since 1996 coach Macdonald has been the head coach at Milton Academy. In his inaugural season at MIlton, Coach Mac’s team achieved an undefeated season and beat a previously unbeaten Thayer Academy squad to win Milton’s first New England championship. Coach Mac’s Milton squad won a second New England championship in 2008 by defeating an undefeated Kings Academy team, 28-13. His Milton teams’ have also achieved seven one loss seasons during his tenure and have enjoyed an overall record of 81-33-3. At Milton, Coach Mac has sent 19 of his players on to Division I collegiate football. In fact, over the past four years 24 of his student-athletes have gone on to play college football. Coach Mac has been honored as Coach of the Year by the Boston Globe, The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame and by Associated Newspapers. He is a graduate of Holy Cross where he played varsity football and hockey.
Captains: Alec Beesmer ’18, Greg Livingston ’18, Jack Czarniak ’18, Anthony Gallagher ’18 and Jailen Branch ’18
Football News and Notes
Coach Macdonald is inducted into the Massachusetts Football Coaches Assocation Hall of Fame
Coach Kevin Macdonald, Milton Academy’s longtime football coach, was inducted into the Massachusetts Coaches Hall of Fame on April 28th at Lantanas in Randolph. Coach Macdonald is recognized for his numerous championships at both Archbishop Williams High School, where he served as head coach for fourteen years, and at Milton, where he has been head football coach for nineteen years. In his coaching career Coach Mac has won over 70% of his games, coached four undefeated teams, won eight league championships and earned three New England championships.
Coach Mac wins 200th
Coach Kevin Macdonald became the second New England Prep School Coach to reach the 200th win milestone.
Milton’s Mustangs are the 2013 New England Champions
After a regular season in which the Mustangs were crowned ISL champions, Milton won a New England championship by defeating The Dexter School 62-18 In the Tom
Flaherty Bowl on November sixteenth. The team presented the championship trophy to Head of School, Todd Bland, at a recent all school assembly. Milton last won the coveted title of New England champion is 2008. Milton’s varsity squad was also New England and ISL champions in 1996 after a two year undefeated reign.
Milton Academy’s all-time football record from 1893–2014 is 502 wins, 293 losses and 61 ties.
Milton’s all-time record against rival Nobles (series began in 1896) is 72 wins, 36 losses and 6 ties.
College List 2015: The following MA Seniors have committed to play in college.
Justin Yoon – Notre Dame
Bobby Gilmore – Harvard University
Charlie Stenhouse – Bentley College
Jeff Brown – Tufts University
Jonnie Lawson – McGill University
In his first college start Chris Amhrein (MA 2008) of Cornell University passed for an amazing 523 yds while completing 33 of 56 passes in a 41 to 38 victory over Monmouth College. Chris threw one TD pass and registered no interceptions. The 523 yd performance was the third highest total in the over 130 year history of Ivy league football.
Dan Kennerson (MA 2008) tied a long standing Middlebury record by recording 3 interceptions in Middlebury’s win Saturday over perennial powerhouse Williams College. Middlebury raised their record to a league leading 4-0 with the win.
John Oda-Gallagher ’13 and Matt Morin’14 both won the strongman competition at Shuman’s National Underclassman Combine. Oda-Gallagher was also awarded a leadership scholarship by Shuman’s.
Mike Silva, Milton class of 2017, has been selected by USA Football to play in the Eastbay Youth All-American Game, which will be played in the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas.
Matt Morin, Milton class of 2014, has been selected to play in the NUC All-American Game in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Nic Powers, Milton class of 2011, was named first team All NESCAC for the 2014 season. Nic is a 6’7″ Defensive End for Wesleyan University. He was also a first team All NESCAC honoree in 2012 and 2013.
Peter Colombo, Class of 2004, was recently named a Fulbright scholar, and is currently doing community service work in San Salvador. While at Milton, Peter helped lead the football team to a 13-2-1 record as a receiver, quarterback and defensive back and was named an All-ISL player in his senior season.
Andrew Giandomenico, Class of 2007, was also named a Fulbright scholar. Andrew recently graduated from Colgate University. While at Milton, he played cornerback and helped to lead the 2006 squad to a 7-1 record.