There may be no one who cared more for Acton Boxborough's student athletes more than Jack Schofield. Taking over the Athletic Director's job form the ground breaking Issy Stearns, Jack helped AB athletes to obtain previously unreachable heights. As the skipper of the AB athletic machine, between 1984 to 2004, the community rallied behind Jack's and the schools policy of excellence in education by supporting a tremendous expansion in the athletic programs offered to AB student athletes. This growth is reflected in an almost doubling of the athletic teams in grades 7-12 from 39 to 75 teams.
Like the intrepid mailman, Jack was always there through rain, sleet and snow, a positive fixture on the fields, the pitches, the track, the gyms, the corridors and in the community. Jack was a ray of sunshine in an often time thankless job. Jack cared very deeply for AB, its students and its athletes. Also let it be known that as fine an Athletic Director t hat Jack was, he was well respected as an excellent teacher. Jack's awards include: 1996 MSSADA Presidents Award of Merit, 2000 District A Athletic Director of the Year, 2003 Charles C. Kostro Fellowship Award, 2004 Distinguished Service Award DCL/MVC League.
Jack's most memorable moment is the completion of the Colonial Field (now Edward M Leary Field)Lighting Project I 1986. This project was completed under budget and set the stage for many years of great memories for AB student athletes.
Jack lives in Westford with his wife Margaret. They are the proud parents of Melissa Bussey (AB '95) and Mark (AB '97) and their grandchildren Jack and Brooke.