Jamie Hagerman Phinney grew up in Connecticut where she attended Deerfield Academy and played soccer,ice hockey, and lacrosse. Upon graduation from Deerfield, she headed off to Harvard University where she was a two-sport athlete in ice hockey and lacrosse.
During her time at Harvard, she was a member of the US Under-22 National team. She graduated from Harvard in 2003, and set out to achieve her goal of representing her country in the Winter Olympics. Thanks to great guidance by her mentor and coach, Katey Stone, she dedicated herself to that dream. In Toronto, Canada where she played for the Brampton Thunder in the, now National Women's Hockey League. After one year in Toronto, she felt the pull back to the states and went back to her Alma mater. Thanks to Coach Stone, Jamie was appointed as one of the assistant coaches for the '04-'05 Harvard Hockey season. In December of '05 she learned that she earned a spot on the 2006 Women's Hockey Olympic Team and in January of '06 she headed off to Torino, Italy with her US teammates where they won a bronze medal.
Post Olympics Jamie wanted to continue her dream to play in another Olympics however, a second ACL tear resulted in a decision to transfer her energies to her second passion, teaching and coaching.
Since 2007, Jamie has spent time at several private day and boarding schools working in admissions, college counseling, and teaching psychology. In 2012, she headed back to Harvard where she earned her masters degree in Educational Neuroscience. She is currently the Assistant Director of College Counseling, instructor in cognitive neuroscience, and Co-Director of Leadership Initiatives at the Salisbury School. Jamie also coaches varsity field hockey and ice hockey at the neighboring Hotchkiss School.