Coach Escobar joined Phillips Academy in 2015 and two years later became BVS Head Coach. At PA, Coach Escobar is a Spanish instructor for 200 and 400 level courses and is currently working with the Tang Institute to develop courses that are student-centered and focused on Spanish acquisition and proficiency for level 100 and 200. When not in the classroom, he can be found on the soccer field, chatting with his advisees or serving as complement house counselor for a 9th-grade boys’ dormitory. Before coming to Andover, Coach Escobar worked at Tabor Academy, in Marion, MA. During his eight-year tenure at Tabor, he taught all levels of Spanish, headed a boys’ dorm, and coached soccer and baseball. At Tabor, Coach Escobar also served on Tabor’s Diversity Leadership Council. Coach Escobar, a native of Venezuela, earned a bachelor’s degree in multi/interdisciplinary studies from MCLA and a master’s degree in Spanish Teaching Methods from Middlebury College. He resides on campus with his family.
Coach Escobar has more than 12-years of coaching experience in independent schools and has worked with players of all ages. Before coming to Andover, Coach Escobar worked with both Boys and Girls Varsity teams at Tabor Academy. Coach Escobar has earned a National Coaches Association Certification and two Catalan Fútbol Federation Certificates in Barcelona, Spain. Coach Escobar is passionate about teaching and feels that the field is an extension of the classroom. Coach Escobar believes that athletes can apply many talents from sport to any working environment: therefore, his program is designed to challenge and develop intellect, ability, and character.
“Coaches are transformational figures in a student-athletes life and that is a responsibility that I take very seriously. On the field, we teach our players to respect those who once wore the uniform, our community, and most importantly to self-respect.” - E. Escobar