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Athletics

Coaching Staff

Cross Country

Brian Cook
brian.cook@danahall.org
Varsity Cross Country Coach

Assistant Coach
Fred Lindstrom
Coach Cook has coached cross country at Dana Hall since 2013.

He enjoys coaching for the spirit and camaraderie of the athletes, the positive sporting attitude of all teams in the EIL, and for the opportunity to see young people challenge themselves to do things they didn't think they could do. Cook is the Social Studies Department Head.. 

Cook holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Holy Cross where he was pre-med, and earned his M.Ed. from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. During his time at Holy Cross, he was a member of the track team, where he competed in the high jump. He played both basketball and ran track at Chelmsford High School where he earned All-Conference Honors in track and field. Cook has completed two marathons, multiple half-marathons, and many 10k and 5k races. In his free time, he enjoys reading historical biographies and cooking.
 
 

Field Hockey

Lauren Chenevert
lauren.chenevert@danahall.org
Varsity Field Hockey Coach

Assistant Coaches
Krystyanna Ramsdell
Coach Chenevert was named Dana Hall’s Varsity Field Hockey head coach in 2020. She has more than 20 years of field hockey experience at the club, collegiate and high school levels.
 
Chenevert served as the head field hockey coach at Lawrence Academy (LA) from 2015-18. Prior to LA, she was the head coach at Shrewsbury High School for 18 years with a record of 276-34-22. During her tenure at Shrewsbury, she led her teams to four CMASS District Finals, winning three championships; to the state finals in 2007 and 2012; and to the state semi-finals in 2009. Chenevert also earned Central Mass Coach of the Year honors in 2005 and 2007.
 
Chenevert founded the Worcester County United Field Hockey Academy in 2006 where she won national championships for both USFHA and NFHCA.  She is a former Futures Elite Assistant Coach, and she has been the Cape Cod Classic and Super Sophs Massachusetts State Coach for more than 20 years. During that time, she won four Cape Cod Classic Championships and three Super Sophs Championships. Chenevert has also served as the Nike US Sports Camp Director for field hockey, soccer and lacrosse since 2006.
 
Chenevert was a DIII standout field hockey athlete at Springfield College. She graduated with a Master’s in Education and a minor in Coaching. Through her coaching career, Chenevert has helped advance many players into the DI, II and III ranks, and has served as the camp coach for programs such as UConn, Springfield College, Holy Cross and WPI.

Volleyball

Kelvin Rivera-Castro
kelvin.rivera-castro@danahall.org
Varsity Volleyball Coach

Assistant Coach
Dimitri Stewart
Rivera founded the Owls Volleyball Club in 2019 and has dedicated his time and energy to teaching girls ages 5-18 how to advance their skills and develop a passion for the sport. For the past three seasons, Rivera served as the head volleyball coach at Weston High School and the boys 16’s coach for SMASH volleyball. From 2016-18, Rivera served as the head volleyball coach at the MGA Volleyball Club in Weston, Mass.
 
Rivera was a DIII standout volleyball athlete at Carthage College and is currently working on his aviation professional pilot’s degree from North Shore Community College. As a student-athlete, Rivera was awarded The Boston Globe Player of the Year award for two consecutive years, the Staples and MetroWest Leadership Awards, and the MCVL Rookie of the Year and Tournament MVP awards.
 
“I'm looking forward to being the leader of a community full of strong, disciplined, and committed student-athletes,” Rivera said. “My vision is to create an elite program recognized by its sportsmanship, creativity, and high volleyball IQ. I look to continue the tradition that fosters an environment of collaboration and encourages independent thinking.”
 

Basketball

Jackie O'Neil
jaclyn.oneil@danahall.org
Varsity Basketball Coach

Assistant Coaches
TBA
Coach O’Neil is starting her first year as head coach at Dana Hall. O’Neil has coached middle school volleyball, basketball, and lacrosse at Dana Hall since 2019. Before Dana Hall, she coached at Hammond School in South Carolina, AAU 15U and 16U for the State Champion Carolina Shooting Stars, The Newman School in Boston as well as numerous camps, clinics in Boston and South Carolina.

She coaches because she loves sharing her love of sports and competing with young women and seeing them grow into confident young adults by coming together as a group and accomplishing great things. 

O’Neil earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a minor in Business from Newbury College in South Carolina. At Newbury, she was a 4-year Letter winner at Division II Newberry College in South Carolina. She was also a member of the Women's Golf Team for 1 season. In high school, O’Neil played volleyball, basketball and soccer where she was a State Champion runner up, All-Conference, All-State and Player of the year for Independent Schools in the State. 

She coaches fitness classes at Dana Hall, and owns Colonial Dog Training. O’Neil is NSCA - CPT, CSCS. ACE Group Fitness, Functional Movement certified. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and training dogs. 
 
 
 

Ice Hockey

Taya Latham
taya.latham@danahall.org
Varsity Ice Hockey Coach

Assistant Coaches
T.J. Spencer
Lauren Chenevert

Coach Latham grew up playing hockey in Edina, Minnesota and has been coaching high school hockey since graduating from Williams College in 2007, where she was a four-year varsity hockey player and majored in History. Latham spent three years with the Minneapolis Novas program before moving to the Blake School. While at Blake, she helped guide the Bears to back-to-back Minnesota State Championships in 2013 and 2014, as well as a runner-up finish in 2015. After taking a year away from coaching to earn her MA in Classical Archeology, Latham moved to Boston in 2016 to become the founding coach of the girls’ hockey program at Saint Joseph Prep. Latham also coaches lacrosse and is a published fiction author.

Squash

William Iselin
will.iselin@danahall.org
Varsity Squash Coach
Coach Iselin has coached the Dana Hall squash team since 2019. 

He notes that he coaches because “I have a lifelong passion for the game of squash and enjoy helping student-athletes improve across all aspects of the game.” 

Iselin earned his Bachelor of Art degree in Medieval History from Harvard College where he also played squash. In high school he played soccer, squash, and tennis. He is a 4-year varsity letter winner on undefeated national championship squash teams and was an Individual NCAA division champion in his senior year. Outside of Dana Hall, Iselin is chairman of a London-based technology company, an entrepreneur and angel investor in private companies and M&A, corporate finance adviser. His interests include business leadership, investment, entrepreneurship and mentoring, family and travel.
 
Joe Wang
 
 

Swimming

Jen Dutton
jennifer.dutton@danahall.org
Varsity Swim Coach

Assistant Coach
Joe Wang
Coach Dutton is starting her first year as head coach at Dana Hall, after serving as the assistant coach last season. Dutton has coached high school (boys and girls) locally for more than 20 years. She works with Masters Swimmers, professional triathletes, and fitness swimmers every day. She served for ten years as the Natick Girls Head Coach and is in her 11th year as the Wellesley High School Girls Coach. Most recently, her accolades include MIAA D2 State Champs 2019, Boston Globe All Scholastic Coach of the Year 2019, 2016, and South Sectional Champs 2018, 2019.

When asked why she coaches, Dutton states, “I coach because I love watching athletes (of any age) accomplish things they once thought impossible/improbable. Teenage girls have incredible resilience, and through sport they can become mentally and physically strong and they can learn to work together to build emotional strength. There is nothing better than that!”

Dutton has two children— one attends Wellesley College, and one recently graduated from Hamilton College. In her free time, she loves to read. She is also an ultra-marathon swimmer. Dutton is certified in lifeguard training, CPR/AED, ASCA level 3, ASCA level 5 Open Water, WOWSA open water coaching, EMSOA swim official, and is a USA Swimming certified Coach.

Diving

Kelly Gilmore
kelly.gilmore@danahall.org
Varsity Diving Coach
Kelly Gilmore has been coaching high school diving for three years. 


Born and raised in Dedham, she attended Dedham High School and dove for their swimming and diving team. After breaking the school record, she went on to dive for Keene State College in New Hampshire. During her freshman year season, she earned titles including “Athlete of The Week” for Keene State, as well as “Rookie Diver of the Year'”for their division. 

Gilmore earned a degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics and discovered a passion for coaching in 2018. She also coaches forBrookline High School and Wellesley High School. Gilmore loves being a role model to young athletes and watching them grow over the course of the season. She has coached athletes who have placed within the top 10 in the state, and motivates athletes to achieve their full potential each and every practice.

When she’s not coaching, Gilmore enjoys rock climbing, painting, and yoga. She is certified as a Mandated Reporter, Concussion in Sports awareness by the CDC, and as a dive coach through NFHS.

Lacrosse

Janet Sullivan
janet.sullivan@danahall.org
Varsity Lacrosse Coach

Assistant Coach
TBA

Goalie Coach
Julia Eaton
Coach Sullivan, better known as “Sully,” has coached varsity lacrosse since 1990 and has more than 10 years of experience coaching varsity soccer. 

When asked why she coaches and what makes Danna hall special, Sullivan states, “I love playing sports, watching sports and I want to instill my love and passion for playing to student athletes in hopes that they have a great experience while playing. The Dana Hall student athletes work hard, have fun, and have a strong desire to build camaraderie within their team, and I like to be a part of that environment.” 

Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a minor in Recreation from Ithaca College. In high school, Sullivan was a state champion in field hockey and swimming. She was captain for field hockey and lacrosse, earning All-League honors for both. At Ithaca, she won a New York State Championship. For lacrosse, Sullivan has been inducted into the Eastern Massachusetts Hall of Fame and the New England Hall of Fame. 

She serves as the Associate Director of Athletics at Dana Hall. In her free time, she enjoys watching her son play ice hockey and lacrosse, and playing with her dog. Sullivan is certified in US Lacrosse Level 1, 2, and 3. 

Tennis

Maureen Sumner
maureen.sumner@danahall.org
Varsity Tennis Coach

Assistant Coach
TBA
 
Coach Sumner has been coaching tennis at Dana Hall since 2018 and led Dana Hall to an EIL Championship in 2018

She loves teaching and instilling a love for the game in others, and enjoys the people at Dana, who make it such a nice place to work.

Summer played singles and doubles for four years at Holy Cross. She was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 2017. Sumner continues to play competitively and has represented New England at Nationals seven times.

Fencing

Jane Carter
jane.carter@danahall.org
Varsity Fencing Coach

Assistant Coach
Eliot Ayres
Anna Craven

 
Coach Carter has been coaching at Dana Hall since 2006. 

When asked why she loves coaching, Carter states, “I love giving back. I love teamwork and camaraderie. I love empowering young women.” Carter is a National Champion in Foil for her age group and has a long history of accolades from the Veterans National Foil Team. She is a member of three Halls of Fame: Peabody Veterans Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame, UPenn Fencing Hall of Fame, and UPenn Athletic Hall of Fame. Carter was a member of the US Fencing Executive Committee for 12 years, and has chaired multiple committees in US Fencing. She is currently Chair of the New England Division of US Fencing Association.

Carter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in International Political Science, where she was a member of the fencing team. In high school, Carter was a three-sport athlete in basketball, track and field, and fencing. She holds her high school record  for discus, was the Under 16 Women's Foil Junior Olympic Champion, a 1986 NCAA Champion at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a 3-time All American. 

Carter works as a process director. She has two children; her daughter is a student at New York University, and her son attends St. John’s Prep. Carter is certified in US SafeSport, CPR, and Concussion Protocol.

Softball

Amanda Feldman
amanda.feldman@danahall.org
Varsity Softball Coach

Assistant Coach
Phil Landers
Coach Feldman spent a year as the assistant softball coach before becoming the varsity softball coach.

When asked what she enjoys about coaching, she states, “I coach because I want to help empower young women and I love the sport of softball. As a former player on the Dana Hall Varsity Softball team, being able to give back to a program and school that helped shape the person I am today is extremely special to me. I hope to share with the girls all that being a part of a team at Dana taught me. From learning how to deal with adversity, to being a team player, to hard work, sports teach us so many important life lessons.” She is an alumna of the Dana Hall Class of 2012. 

Feldman attended Trinity College where she played softball for two years, and went on to graduate from Boston University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In high school, Feldman played softball for Dana Hall, and led her team to two varsity EIL Championships in 2010 and 2011. 

Currently, she studies as a candidate for her Master’s degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at Boston University and works as an account manager. After graduation, she will be a Registered Dietician Nutritionist. She is also a fitness instructor at Pure Barre Newton and Wellesley. In her free time, she enjoys training for marathons, reading and traveling with friends and family.

Soccer

Rachel Wood
rachel.wood@danahall.org
Varsity Soccer Coach

Assistant Coach
Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu - Associate Head Coach
Barry Friedman - Goalie Coach
 
Coach Wood is in her first year of coaching varsity soccer. 

It is her hope that as a coach she “can have a positive impact on young athlete's lives. It is my goal to increase each player's knowledge of the game, athletic ability, leadership skills and, most importantly, confidence.” 

Wood has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she played soccer. In high school she was a three sport athlete in soccer, volleyball, and track and field.  She was a high school All American, #3 recruit in country, 2x NCAA Champion, 2x ACC champion, NCAA all regional team.Coach Wood has played with some of the best players in the women’s game at the University of North Carolina and the Boston Breakers.

Wood is a sought-after trainer for female and male soccer players at every level from youth through college athletes. A popular speaker who is thoughtful, relatable, and knowledgeable about sports psychology and the power of positivity, Rachel spoke at a Positive Coaching Alliance event at Harvard University in November 2016 and is now a PCA trainer. Her interests include SoulCycle, spending time with her dog Cocoa, and watching documentaries on Netflix. She has her USSF F Soccer License, and is CPR & AED certified.

Fall JV & MS Coaches

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  • JV Field Hockey

     
    Head Coach: Beth Bagley
    Assistant Coach: Angela Foley
     
  • JV Soccer

    Head Coach: Margie Bailey 
    Assistant Coach: TBA

     
  • JV Volleyball

     
    Head Coach: Melissa Palmer 
    Assistant Coach: Christine Day
  • MS Cross Country

    Lisa Robbins
    Laura Adams
  • MS Field Hockey A

    Courtney Callahan
    Jennifer Salamone
  • MS Field Hockey B

     
    Jennifer Salamone
  • MS Soccer A

    Tessa Stevens
    Phil Landers
  • MS Soccer B

    Lizzy Kenny
    TBA
  • MS Volleyball A

     
    Jackie O'Neil
  • MS Volleyball B

    Mike White

Winter JV & MS Coaches

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  • JV Basketball

    Head Coach: Krystyanna Ramsdell
     
  • JV Basketball II

    TBA
  • JV Fencing

    Jane Carter
    Eliot Ayres
  • JV Squash

    Head Coach: Jake McShane 
    Assistant Coach: Wendy Berry
  • JV Swimming

    Joe Wang
     
  • MS Basketball A

    TBA
  • MS Basketball B

    Jeff Suby
    Tessa Stevens
  • MS Basketball C

    Courtney Callahan
  • MS Squash

     
    Wendy Berry
  • MS Swimming

    Joe Wang
     

Spring JV & MS Coaches

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  • JV Lacrosse

    Head Coach: Margie Bailey 
    Assistant Coach: Krystyanna Ramsdell

  • JV Softball

    Head Coach: Julie Sheldon
  • JV Tennis

    Head Coach: Melissa Palmer 
    Assistant Coach: Ryan Chiu
  • MS A Lacrosse

    Christine Day 
    Jackie O’Neil
  • MS B Lacrosse

    Tessa Stevens
  • MS Softball

    Phil Landers
  • MS Tennis

    TBA

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  • Math Modeling

    Favorite Assignment
  • Varsity Tennis

    Favorite Activity
  • Winning the EIL Championship

    Favorite Memory

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  • Audrey

    "My absolute favorite Dana Hall memory of all time is winning the EIL Championship for tennis! Dana Hall Varsity Tennis faced our toughest rival for our last match. Everyone was watching that match; I remember the moment when I won my match and the whole team came out running and screaming onto the court. We were all hugging and smiling at each other. I was so proud to be a Dana Hall student-athlete."
    -Audrey