Athletics at VA Wildcat Nation

At VA, athletics are much more than an extracurricular activity. They are a fully integrated part of the Wildcat experience, providing opportunities for leadership, learning and personal growth for student athletes of all ability levels and interests.

Vermont Academy offers a competitive and engaging athletic and recreational program for student athletes looking to progress in their sport. As a member of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) and the Lakes Region League, the Wildcats compete in 14 varsity sports, such as hockey, basketball, and soccer, with more than 70% of students earning at least one varsity letter each year. 

Each year VA graduates student-athletes who pursue their sport at the next level They'll work closely with talented and experienced coaches, utilizing exceptional facilities, and leave VA with self-confidence, commitment, time management, and leadership skills.
Vermont Academy’s athletic program promotes development of the whole student athlete—head, hand, and heart—by focusing on teamwork and sportsmanship, self-discipline, and an appreciation of lifelong fitness.

Exceptional Coaching

VA has a proud tradition of hiring exceptional coaches whose backgrounds provide incredible instruction for our developing student-athletes, at every skill level. Our varsity coaches bring a wide variety of skills and life experiences to help their student-athletes achieve outstanding results, grow within their sport, or establish sound fundamentals. 

Health, Wellness, & Sports Medicine 

Our inclusive program gives every student the opportunity to benefit from athletics and recreation, regardless of skill or experience. Our coaches aim to parlay the experiences learned through competition into lifelong lessons and a commitment toward developing healthy minds, bodies, and overall wellness. Enjoy recreational skiing or join the Outing Club to enjoy the great outdoors. 

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Brian Gilloran

    Brian Gilloran 

    Assistant Head of School / Head Coach, Boys' Varsity Soccer
    (802) 869-6252
    St. Lawrence University - BA
  • Photo of Russell Williams

    Russell Williams 

    Assistant Athletic Director / Equipment Manager
    (802) 869-6253
  • Photo of Kaleigh Heath M.Ed, AT, ATC

    Kaleigh Heath M.Ed, AT, ATC 

    Head Athletic Trainer
    Heidelberg University - MAEd
    University of Southern Maine - BS
Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.