Jamie King is in his ninth season as head coach of the Hamilton College women's squash team. King coached the women from 2000 to 2004, and rejoined the program in 2008-09. The team has won 81 matches under King.
Last season, the Continentals finished in fifth place at the NESCAC championships, their best performance under King. Amanda Thorman '13, Alyssa Bawden '12 and Hilary Gray '15 were NESCAC all-conference selections in 2012. The women's squash program has posted eight all-NESCAC selections during the last four seasons. Solid academic performance is important to King and his programs. Thorman and Alexis Lee '13 made the NESCAC winter all-academic team for the second straight season.
King was selected the 2011 NESCAC Coach of the Year after Hamilton posted a 13-10 record and finished second in the Walker Cup division at the 2011 College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships. The women's squash program and King received the Chaffee Award for the first time during the 2011 CSA event at Princeton University. The award is given annually to a coach whose team has demonstrated the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, character, and improvement. King and the men's squash team received a similar award in 2008 and 2010.
King guided Hamilton to a 15-8 record in 2009-10. The 15 wins were the second-highest total for one season in team history, and Hamilton was ranked 15th by the CSA at the end of the season.
Prior to his arrival at Hamilton, King served as assistant coach for men's and women's squash, and was the 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 in sociology of sport from Skidmore College.
Dan Jonas is in his fourth 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.