The Kingswood Oxford football program is steeped in tradition, hard work, and dedication. Beginning preseason at the end of August and continuing through November, the Wyverns compete in NEPSAC and the highly competitive Evergreen League. The team has seen significant success recently, appearing in bowl games in 2014, 2015, and 2018, winning the New England Championship in 2015. Our team practices and plays on the Hoffman Turf Field and has an automatic Hudl camera that can record and live stream practices and games. The Wyverns also frequently utilize both the fitness center and weight room throughout the preseason and the season.
A principled individual, Coach Brandon Batory leads with his three core values that are the staples of his football and coaching philosophy. He believes that for the team to attain great heights, one must put the team before self-interest. “When one person has success,” he said, “we all have success.” This positivity, he feels, is infectious to the team.
He encourages his players to congratulate one another on their successes, play a position they might not prefer for the betterment of the team, help one another, and stay positive. Another value he posits is to face the storm like bison who charge into upcoming bad weather. “Apply courage, hard work, tenacity, mental toughness to attack and the negative situation in life or unwanted task. The faster we will emerge from it, the better we will come out of it,” he said. Lastly, he wants his players to know their strengths and weaknesses fully so they can continue improving.
Batory values his time with the players and wants to be a constant presence in their lives. For Batory to get the most out of a player, he believes in showing up for them. “For me, it’s showing that I care,” he said. “Being around all the time. Being a positive role model in their lives.”
All Kingswood Oxford athletes have access to our 33-acre campus, with multiple playing fields, an artificial turf field, a multi-purpose fieldhouse, a yoga studio, and two fitness centers. Certified athletic trainers are on hand every day to ensure the health, well-being, and development of every student-athlete. Every team also reflects the school’s core values, demonstrating honesty, integrity, respect, learning with passion, and caring beyond self.
- Opponent Home/Away Date Time Location Result
- TBD Sep 10 2:00 pm
- Proctor Academy Away Sep 17 2:00 pm Williston Northampton School
- St. Luke’s School Home Sep 24 6:30 pm Loss 21 - 24
- Austin Prep Away Oct 01 5:30 pm Win 36 - 6
- Berkshire School Away Oct 08 2:30 pm Berkshire School Loss 19 - 27
- Canterbury School Home Oct 15 3:00 pm Win 38 - 37
- St. Paul’s School Away Oct 22 2:30 pm Loss 12 - 46
- Albany Academies, The Home Oct 29 1:00 pm Albany Academies, The Win 26 - 22
- Wilbraham & Monson Academy Away Nov 05 2:30 pm Wilbraham & Monson Academy Win 39 - 6
- New Hampton School Home Nov 12 1:30 pm Loss 22 - 32
- # Name Hometown
- 11 Jacob Amburn Suffield
- 10 Stephen Bailey Cheshire
- 2 Rhandyn Bair Newington
- 65 William Bent Avon
- 24 Owen Bernier Manchester
- 8 Nathan Bowes Tolland
- 6 Sanford Cloud Farmington
- 77 Jaeden Curcio Meriden
- 62 Aryan Dange Windsor
- Janis Dauksts
- 88 John Decker West Hartford
- 4 Domenico DiNuzzo Avon
- 50 Ikpeme Ebana Avon
- 3 Chase Fountain West Hartford
- 16 Christian Gingeleskie West Hartford
- 57 Adam Gold West Hartford
- Jack Gold West Hartford
- 21 Christian Gordon Hartford
- 22 Dalton Grant Rocky Hill
- 58 Max Huang
- 81 Joseph Kalinowski Middlefield
- 44 William Keegan West Hartford
- William Maclean Glastonbury
- 29 Jacob Mapp East Hartford
- 68 Finn Mullin West Hartford
- 41 Corey Nguyen
- 60 Jackson Poulin South Windsor
- 75 Deacon Prince West Hartford
- 56 Julian Przecioska New Britain
- 83 Finn Richter Simsbury
- 55 Geordan Robertson Hartford
- 64 Sinani Sebadduka Hartford
- 5 Benjamin Stengel South Windsor
- 20 Dhruv Suryadevara Ellington
- 51 Evan Tyler Farmington
- Joshua Zukowski Burlington
You can tell that Matt Kocay loves his job. As the assistant varsity football coach and head coach to KO’s middle school football, basketball, and baseball teams, Matt brings warmth, positivity, and encouragement to his athletes. He believes in the transformative power of sports – not only in terms of athleticism – but in teaching life lessons.
A 1980 graduate of the school, David is entering his 30th year on the KO faculty and 39th year as a private secondary school teacher/coach/advisor. He’s taught all levels of English, coached football and lacrosse, and served as Dean of Students or as a Form Dean almost every year he’s been at KO. He teaches because he “loves working with kids,” and trying to instill positivity into their KO experience.” He’s shared his classroom daily since the onset of Covid with Cali, his golden retriever.
When not at school, he enjoys reading, running, paddleboarding, cheering on the Red Sox and spending time with his wife, two sons (both KO graduates), and grandchildren. He also helps his wife, Susan, in the running of Camp Merriwood, a girls’ summer camp in Orford, New Hampshire, which hosts KO’s Form 3 Trip each September.
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Duncan teaches Spanish in KO’s Middle School, as well as advising and coaching our students. Prior to KO, Duncan taught at Westminster School in Simsbury. He enjoys the opportunity to help students figure themselves out and develop a sense of who they are. In the past, he has facilitated identity work, particularly “One Love & Speak” so that students can become the most genuine version of themselves and are confident as they head out into the world. His teaching philosophy centers on collaboration, inclusivity, and authenticity. Mr. Insuik received his B.A. from Colby College and was a double major in Spanish and government. He is currently working towards his master’s degree from Middlebury College. His interests include cooking, walking and playing with his puppy, and all Boston sports.