Coaches

  • Assistant Coach - Pole Vault
    Jim has coached pole vaulters at NMH since 2010. He has been head track coach at Pioneer Valley Regional School since 1994. Last spring, his NMH athletes won the NEPSTA girls’ pole vault championship and the third place in the NEPSTA boys’ pole vault competition.
  • Assistant Coach

    Education: B.A., Philosophy and Classics, St. John's College; M.A.T., Education and English; Smith College

    Roles at NMH: English and Latin teacher, boys' junior varsity cross-country coach, track and field coach; dorm faculty, advisor

    Experience: Teaching at NMH since spring 2016. Prior to that, she tutored high school and college students in reading, writing, Latin, and Greek, and was a private practice academic coach for students with a wide variety of learning styles, including diagnosed and undiagnosed ADHD and dyslexia. She has also taught at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School in South Hadley, MA; Covenant Preparatory School in Hartford, CT; and Northampton High School in Northampton, MA.

  • Assistant Coach
    Grant graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2007 after attending Salisbury School, where he first developed a love for running. After spending a year in London he was glad to return to New England to work at NMH. In addition to coaching track in the spring, he coaches the boys' varsity cross-country team. Grant teaches history and Arabic, and lives on campus.
  • Assistant Coach

    Education: B.A., Amherst College

    Roles at NMH: UPenn economics teaching fellow; varsity soccer assistant coach; varsity track and field assistant coach, dorm faculty, advisor

    What excites me about this unique opportunity to teach at NMH is the chance to be a positive force in students' lives in my capacity as a teacher, advisor, coach, and mentor. As an NMH alum myself, I was in the same position as these students four years ago, so I understand what they are going through on daily basis.

  • Assistant Coach
    Holly is a USATF Level One track and field coach. She has a master’s degree in education from Boston University. Holly spent the last four years coaching elite sprinters and jumpers at the Wellesley (Massachusetts) Youth Track and Field Club, whose athletes collected medals at national indoor and outdoor track and field competitions such as the Junior Olympics and Hershey Youth Nationals. She coached two years at Wellesley Middle School, where much of the team competed at the state-competition level. Holly also volunteered for six years at the Needham Track Club, home to one the largest club meets in New England. She was a high school record-holder in the 100m, 4X100 relay and the 300m hurdles.
  • Assistant Coach

    Track & Field Assistant Coach - Throwing

  • Assistant Coach

    Education: Ph.D., Russian Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China); M.A., Russian language and Literature, Jilin University (China); B.A., Russian Language and Literature, Henan University (China)

    Roles at NMH: Chinese teacher; track coach; dorm faculty, student advisor, supervisor of the Russian Speaking Students Association

    The school supports me, and students trust me. Students are diligent, they have great passion in learning the Chinese language and culture. When my students can speak correct and fluent Chinese, when they tell me they are still learning Chinese at colleges, when they are still using Chinese in their jobs, this excites me.