RL Summer faculty, staff and coaches have a variety of backgrounds and experiences that they energetically bring to the program and our campers each day. RL Summer teachers and coaches are members of The Roxbury Latin School faculty, teachers from other local independent and public schools, coaches at colleges and universities, or experts in the fields of education and art, industry and science. Regardless of their fields and backgrounds, they bring to RL Summer their expertise and energy, as well as their deep care and commitment to the young people in their charge.
of parents are satisfied with the quality of the RL Summer staff.
Director of Summer Programs
Football Clinic Coach
Mike Tomaino joined The Roxbury Latin School as Director of Summer Programs and head football coach in summer of 2019. Prior to his joining the staff at RL, Mike worked at Wake Forest University where he served as a defensive line graduate assistant for the football program. Mike majored in psychology and minored in education at Bates College, where he played football for four years on the varsity football team and was elected captain his senior year. Mike spent many summers working at youth camps in the Berkshires and Boston. Prior to Wake Forest University, he spent time working at Union College in New York.
Assistant Director of Summer Academics
Visaury Moreta teaches Spanish at The Roxbury Latin School as a Fellow through the University of Pennsylvania, where she will receive her Master’s in Education in 2020. She graduated from Holy Cross in 2018, where she majored in Spanish and Latin American/Latino Studies, and minored in Education Studies. At Roxbury Latin, she also assists in coaching basketball and running the debate and Model U.N. programs.
Chris Brown teaches AP Economics at The Roxbury Latin School as a Fellow through the University of Pennsylvania, where he will receive his Master’s in Education in 2020. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 2018 with a double major in Economics and German.
Baseball Clinic Coach
Dave Cataruzolo is Roxbury Latin’s head varsity baseball coach and former assistant baseball coach at Trinity College. Coach Cataruzolo has also served as Trinity’s head hockey coach and Director of Hockey Operations at Harvard University, and is currently head varsity hockey coach at Roxbury Latin. He is a member of Roxbury Latin’s alumni and development office.
Great Outdoors Instructor
Chris Heaton teaches history and coaches cross country at The Roxbury Latin School, where he is also the school’s librarian and archivist. Father of three young children, Chris is also a long-time Boy Scouts leader, leading his son’s local troop and spending lots of time outdoors.
Summer Voices Instructor
Rob Opdycke has been a member of the Roxbury Latin faculty since 1999, where he is Director of Music and conducts the school’s esteemed Glee Club and Junior Chorus. He is also faculty advisor to RL’s longstanding a capella group The Latonics, working with the students weekly on their repertoire and arrangements. Outside of school, Rob is a long-time member of Similar Jones, a vocal rock band that last spring was invited to be part of Boston Sings 2018 Professional Showcase. Rob earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, where he studied music theory, composition, and choral conducting.
Boys’ Basketball Clinic Coach
The boys’ basketball clinic will be led by Roxbury Latin’s head Varsity Basketball coach, Sean Spellman. Sean is a graduate of The Roxbury Latin School and currently serves as the school’s Assistant Athletic Director. He played on RL’s varsity basketball team for four seasons and captained the team his senior year. In leading the summer clinic, he will be joined by collegiate players as well as current and former members of the Roxbury Latin varsity team.
Wrestling Clinic Coach
Josh Wildes is Roxbury Latin’s head varsity coach. Mr. Wildes wrestled for the Pomfret School and for Wesleyan University. After graduation, Coach Wildes coached at Salisbury School before joining Roxbury Latin as head coach in 2012. As a coach, his goal is to impart his passion for the sport onto his wrestlers. He was named the 2018 Prep School Coach of the Year by the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Last winter, he led the RL varsity team to a 12-1 season in the ISL. Mr. Wildes is a member of Roxbury Latin’s math department.
What do parents say?
“The staff was great and having RL students and faculty members/coaches as directors was a real positive. They knew the school and connected well with the campers.”
“Both the adult and student staff were terrific. My sons loved being led by older students.”
“Coach Matthews and his staff are amazing! Always welcoming and energetic—thank you!”