CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Lesley University Athletics Director Jen Benway has announced that Jamee Stimson will become the Lynx head women's volleyball coach.
"We are thrilled to hire Jamee Stimson as our new Head Women's Volleyball coach," said Benway. "As a former Division I athlete at Fordham University, Jamee brings a wealth of playing experience, extensive knowledge of the game, and a passion to coach at the college level. We are very excited to see her put her own stamp on the program and I am confident that Jamee will lead the program to success and be very competitive in the NECC."
Stimson is a 2007 graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y. where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing all while putting together an impressive career on the court.
A four-year scholarship player, Stimson's name is riddled throughout the Rams record books, including amassing 1,169 career kills (6th all-time) and 144 serving aces (4th all-time). She was the first player in program history to be named Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference and was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll. Stimson also served as team captain during her senior season.
Prior to arriving at Fordham, Stimson was the first athlete to receive the New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the year in two consecutive years, as she led Milford High School to two consecutive undefeated state championships.
Stimson jumped right to the sidelines following her illustrious career, serving as a coach with the New York Juniors program (New York, N.Y.), Hardrock Volleyball Club (Milford, N.H.), and the Bentley Volleyball Camps (Waltham, Mass.).
For the past three seasons, she has served as the head girls' volleyball coach at Ashland High School (Ashland, Mass.) where she twice led the Clockers to two state tournaments and was named 2011 Tri-Valley League Coach of the Year.
"I'm extremely excited for the opportunity with Lesley volleyball," said the new coach. "I have a lot of respect for the previous LU coaches and hope to improve upon what they've built here. I expect to be competitive in the NECC next season."