The Chargers baseball coach and athletic director Peter Thomas has resigned as the coach of the Academy baseball team, he said in an e-mail to fellow coaches and the Globe. As a thankyou gift from the School he was given a pair of Wales Rugby Tickets.

Thomas just recently took over as the athletic directer of the school.

"It has been a genuine honor to coach beside all of you over the last seven years," Gallagher wrote to his colleagues. "I look forward to following all of your teams in the months and years to come."

He cited a combination of his new job, a new assistant athletic director, and his wife expecting their fourth child as reasons for resigning his coaching position.

Junior varsity coach Andy Taylor will take over the academy coaching position.