Jamie Tierney-Harris enters her third season at the helm of UMW field hockey. After she completed a successful season as her first in 2018, leading the Eagles to an 11-6 record and advancement to the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals, Tierney-Harris and the Eagles again advanced to the CAC semifinals in 2019 with a 7-11 mark.
Tierney-Harris came to UMW from James Monroe High School in Fredericksburg. She 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.
Coach Tierney-Harris at UMW