About Mr. Deckers
I grew up in Hingham, Massachusetts, and moved to Avon, Connecticut, just before my high school years. After a tour of the campus in the spring of 1985, I decided to matriculate to Avon Old Farms. In addition to my studies, I played varsity football and squash and became an avid golfer in my spare time. I was also a recipient of the Avon Old Farms Founder's Medal.
Upon graduating from Avon in 1990, I continued my studies in Maine at Bowdoin College, where I majored in biology and took a special interest in photography. I was also a four-year starter on the varsity football team. I returned to the Avon campus in the fall of 1995, after graduating from Bowdoin.
For more than half of my life, I have been a member of the Avon community. Throughout my years atAOF, I have held various positions. Currently, I am the Associate Director of Technology, and my major focus is the hardware systems support for both students and faculty. I also find coaching to be an extremely rewarding experience at Avon. For 15+ years during the winter I coached the varsity squash team. A highlight came in 2014 when the varsity squash team won the school's first-ever National Championship! I have also been the varsity golf head coach at Avon for the past 22 years. With a career record of 402-90, I have helped to guide the varsity golf team to unprecedented heights including five New England Championships. I am proud of the many talented players that have graduated from both programs to the college ranks.
My family and I live on-campus and I am proud that my two boys—Evan ’18 (UMASS Class of 2022) and Graham ’20 (RISD Class of 2024)—both graduated from Avon Old Farms. My wife, Tina, and I watched them develop over their time at Avon Old Farms into talented young men that are finding many successes today because of the foundation each of them built at Avon. My daughter, Marah, is a Miss Porter's School Class of 2022. She was voted by her peers to be the student head of athletics (MPS NOVA 9). There is little doubt that her experience on the AOF campus has influenced her path at MPS and the leadership position she holds.