Charlie has been coaching soccer at NMH since 2000; he also teaches Foreign Policy and World History in the history and social science department. He holds a “premier license” from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and was a co-founder of the Connecticut River Valley Soccer League (CRVSL). He’s taken NMH to two New England Class A Championships (2006, 2010), two second-place finishes (2014, 2015), two trips to the semi-finals (2009, 2016) and an impressive .705 winning percentage (12-5) in the prestigious NEPSAC Class A Tournament.
Prior to NMH, Charlie coached at St. Andrew's Episcopal School of Potomac, Maryland, where he was named Conference Coach of the Year for three consecutive years. He played four years of soccer at Wittenberg University. At NMH, Malcolm has received the James C. Kapteyn Award and the Litchard Faculty Fellowship for excellence in teaching. He has traveled with NMH students to Spain, South Africa, and Dominica) and has lived in Melbourne, Hong Kong, and Chile.
Co-Head CoachJim Burstein is in his 10th year at NMH. He is co-head coach of the boys’ varsity soccer team. He has led the boys’ soccer team to two New England Class A championships (2006 and 2010). NMH boys’ soccer holds six New England Championships, which is a record among NEPSAC boys’ soccer programs. Jim is an NMH alumnus, and prior to returning to the school, he coached at Newton North High School outside of Boston. In his nine years as head coach of boys’ varsity soccer there, his teams earned an overall record of 119-39-36. They won three district championships and were state finalists. Many of Jim’s players at Newton North and NMH have gone on to play Division I, II, and III college soccer. Jim was also head coach at Beaver Country Day School and Emerson College, and coached for the FC Greater Boston Bolts (Region I Champions U-15, 1996) and in the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program. Jim holds an advanced national coaching diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and a United States Soccer Federation B-license. As an athlete at NMH, Jim was a co-captain and All-New England player his senior year under former NMH soccer coach Dick Peller. After NMH, Jim went on to a four-year soccer career at Connecticut College. Jim is a college counselor, chair of the faculty admission committee, and advisor to the Jewish Students Association. He lives on campus with his family.
Education: B.A., Amherst College
Roles at NMH: UPenn economics teaching fellow; varsity soccer assistant coach; varsity track and field assistant coach, dorm faculty, advisor
What excites me about this unique opportunity to teach at NMH is the chance to be a positive force in students' lives in my capacity as a teacher, advisor, coach, and mentor. As an NMH alum myself, I was in the same position as these students four years ago, so I understand what they are going through on daily basis.