Jamie Tierney-Harris has been named the head field hockey coach at the University of Mary Washington, pending final HR approval, according to interim Director of Athletics Patrick Catullo.
"We look forward to having Jamie Tierney-Harris join our team as our new head field hockey coach", said Catullo. "With her high level of experience as a coach and player as well as her local ties in the community, we are excited for the future of our field hockey program."
Tierney-Harris comes to UMW from James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg. She has led the Yellow Jackets to nine state tournaments in 14 years as head coach, including the 2017 Virginia state championship. She also brings a wealth of experience at the club level, having served as the head coach for High Voltage Travel hockey club in Fredericksburg, one of the top clubs in the country, since 2006.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of UMW and the field hockey program", said Tierney-Harris. "The success of UMW student athletes both on the field and in the classroom reflects the competitive excellence and academic integrity valued by students and staff. I look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence and working with a talented group of young women."
Tierney-Harris was a four-year starter at Radford University, and has both played and coached for the USA Futures program, also having served as coordinator of youth programing. She has played internationally as part of the program as well, playing on the women's national indoor team. She holds a Level 2 coaching license from USA field hockey.
Her other experiences include serving as health and physical education teacher at James Monroe High School since 2015, with duties including coordinating lessons, fitness plans, and activities to promote fitness and wellness.
She also served as co-director of Fredericksburg Field House from 2006-13, where she handled aspects of daily operations including scheduling games and execution of all youth sports, camps, and clinics.