New Hampshire Football Report

Phillips Exeter hires head coach

Photo courtesy Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy has hired Panos Voulgaris as the school’s football coach.and as a new instructor in the Academy’s physical education department.

Voulgaris, who earned his bachelor’s degree and played football at Merrimack College prior to earning his master’s at Harvard University, is an experienced educator. He has spent the past 14 years as a teacher, administrator and head coach at Noble & Greenough School, Episcopal High School and The Taft School. He will work as an instructr in the PEA phys ed departmet.

“I am both thrilled and honored to be selected as the next head coach and PE instructor at Exeter,” Voulgaris said. “I’ve always admired (PEA) from afar, and I’m looking forward to getting immersed in the community and on the field with our student-athletes and coaches.”

Voulgaris spent the past three years at Noble & Greenough School, where he served as an instructor in history, assistant director of admissions, dorm parent and head football coach. Voulgaris led Noble & Greenough to an 8-1 season and a victory in the NEPSAC Conroy Bowl in his first season as head coach.

Voulgaris enjoyed similar on-field success at Episcopal, rebuilding the Maroon program into a regional power. Episcopal put together a string of five straight winning seasons and conference championships in 2015 and 2016.

He got his first head coaching opportunity at The Taft School in 2007 when he took over a program that had lost 51 of its previous 56 games. The trajectory of the program quickly reversed course as Voulgaris led Taft to an 8-0 season and a New England title just four seasons later.

“Panos has proven to be committed to supporting and championing all aspects of life on a boarding school campus,” PEA athletic director Jason Baseden said. “He strives to enrich the total student experience, and I am confident his impact will reach far beyond the physical education department and football field. We couldn’t be happier to welcome him and his family to our community.”

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