Jamie King is in his 15th season as head men's squash coach and director of racquet sports at Hamilton College. The Continentals won eight matches last season and competed for the Summers Cup at the 2014 College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships. Martin Bawden '14 made the NESCAC all-conference team for the third time.
King was selected the 2012 NESCAC Men's Squash Coach of the Year by his peers. Three men's squash student-athletes made the 2011-12 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team. The team ended up 20th in the final CSA rankings after the CSA team championships.
King guided the Continentals to a second consecutive Summers Cup consolation bracket title at the 2010 CSA Team Championships. The team finished the season with 11 wins and was No. 21 in the final CSA rankings. The Continentals received the prestigious Sloane Award for team sportsmanship in 2008 and 2010. The award is voted on by the coaches and is presented to the team that best displayed the highest level of sportsmanship during the season. King is the first individual to receive the award as a player (as captain of the 1984 Williams College team) and as a coach.
The Continentals won two out of three matches at the 2008 CSA Team Championships and finished with its highest ranking under King at No. 19. He guided the team to a career-best 13 victories in 2006-07. John DeWitt '09 made the 2009 NESCAC all-conference team.
King's Hamilton men's squash teams have won 126 matches. The Continentals earned the 2002 Bill Barhite Award, which goes to the most improved team in the CSA. Hamilton finished 2001-02 with a 10-9 record after it went 2-16 the season before. The Continentals finished third in the Conroy Division at the 2002 CSA Team Championships and was second in 2003.
Prior to his arrival at Hamilton, King served as assistant men's and women's squash coach and head men's tennis coach at Vassar College. He also coached tennis at Marist College and was racquets director at Poughkeepsie Tennis Club.
King played varsity squash, tennis and soccer at Williams where he was the squash team captain for two seasons. When King was a senior, Williams posted a 20-2 record and was ranked third in the nation. He graduated with a degree in political science and American studies. King earned his master's degree in sociology of sport from Skidmore College.
Dan Jonas is in his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College men's and women's squash teams. Jonas was a co-founder, captain and No. 1 player for his club team at Brown University.
Jonas' Brown program was ranked as high as 17th while he played there and later achieved varsity status. He played high school squash at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown and went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania's law school.
Kate Pistel is in her second season as an assistant coach for Hamilton College men's and women's squash. Pistel is also one of the assistants on the Hamilton women's lacrosse coaching staff.
Pistel played college squash at Colby College from 2009 to 2013. She was a four-time NESCAC all-conference honoree, including the first team three times, and made the NESCAC all-sportsmanship team three out of her four years. Pistel played at either the first or second position her entire Colby career and finished with a record of 64-32.
Pistel also played varsity soccer and lacrosse at Colby where she graduated with a degree in human development and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Pistel attended Suffield Academy and is from Amherst, Mass.