Girls learning, leading, succeeding
Athletics

Coaching Staff

Cross Country

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

Assistant Coach
Fred Lindstrom
 
How many years have you coached at Dana?
Cross Country: 8 years; JV II Basketball: 1 year

Team accomplishments at Dana?
EIL - 2nd place ( 2015 ); EIL - 3rd place ( 2016, 2018 ); NEPSTA DIII - 2nd place ( 2016 ); 3 league MVPs

What else do you do at Dana (teach, job,etc.)? 
Social Studies Dept. Head

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
Reading historical biographies and cooking

What sports did you play in college?
Track and Field ( High Jump )

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
The spirit and camaraderie of the athletes, the positive sporting attitude of all teams in the EIL, the opportunity to see young people challenge themselves to do things they didn't think they could do.

Volleyball

Tori Bauer
victoria.bauer@danahall.org
Varsity Volleyball Coach

Assistant Volleyball Coach
Dimitri Stewart
 
 
How many years have you coached at Dana?
Assistant varsity softball coach: 3 years;  Assistant varsity basketball coach: 1 year; Varsity basketball head coach 4 years. Jv volleyball coach: 2 years. Varsity volleyball coach: 2 years 

Team accomplishments at Dana?
1st place EIL- 2019-2020 Volleyball, 1st place EIL- 2016-2017

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
One of my interests that goes beyond athletics is helping students reach their full potential in other areas of their life. I am in the counseling department for Newton Public Schools and believe that coaching is not only about helping students become better athletes, but also succeed academically and socially. 

What sports did you play in college?
Basektball and Softball

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
I like the community at Dana Hall. The girls are all very supportive of each other, and the athletic department is very supportive of all athletes and coaches as well. We all share a common goal to work together to create better athletes, teams, and the community as a whole. 

Basketball

Jackie O'Neil
jackie.oneil@danahall.org
Varsity Basketball Coach
 
How many years have you coached at Dana?
1st Year Varsity Basketball Coach. This is my second year at Dana coaching MS Volleyball, Basketball, and Lacrosse. Before Dana, I 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.

Do you have another role on campus?
I also teach Fitness classes!

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
Spending time with my family and training dogs!

What sports did you play in college?
Yes - I was a 4-year letter winner at Div II Newberry College in South Carolina. I also was a member of our Women's Golf Team for 1 season.

Do you have any specialty certifications?
Yes - NSCA - CPT,CSCS. ACE Group Fitness Cert, Functional Movement cert

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
I love sharing my 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.

Ice Hockey

Sarah Jacobs
sarah.jacobs@danahall.org
Varsity Ice Hockey Coach

Assistant Coaches
T.J. Spencer
How many years have you coached at Dana?
JV Field Hockey - 2 years, Ice Hockey - 2 years, Softball - 2 years

What else do you do at Dana (teach, job,etc.)?
Teach Upper School Science

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
Camping, playing games with family, reading, playing music in the Faculty Jug Band

What sports did you play in college?
Women's Ice Hockey at Northeastern University

What are your certifications (sport, fitness, etc.)?
CEP Level 4 USA Hockey


Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
I coach because sports were a huge part of making me who I am and I want to provide the same atmosphere of hard work, risk, and reward for my players that my coaches gave me. Coaching at Dana Hall is special because it gives me an avenue to connect with my students outside the classroom. 

Squash

William Iselin
will.iselin@danahall.org
Varsity Squash Coach

Assistant Coach
Wendy Berry
 
How many years have you coached at Dana?
1 year

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
Business Leadership, Investment, Entrepreneurship, and Mentoring; Family and Travel

What sports did you play in college?
Squash

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
I have a life long passion for the game of squash and enjoy helping student-athletes improve across all aspects of the game.
 
 

Swimming

Jen Dutton
jennifer.dutton@danahall.org
Varsity Swim Coach
 
How many years have you coached at Dana?
2 years

Tell us about your coaching experience.
I have coached high school (boys and girls) locally for more than 20 years (most recently: MIAA D2 State Champs 2019, Globe All-Scholastic Coach of the Year 2019, 2016, South Sectional Champs 2018, 2019). I work with Masters Swimmers, professional triathletes, and fitness swimmers every day; I have also coached various youth/town teams over the years.

What are your personal interests?
I have 2 kids, one at Wellesley College and one just graduated Hamilton College. I love to read. I am an ultra-marathon swimmer, which basically means I can swim for a long time. My highlights include the length of Lake Tahoe, the length of Lake George, and 35 miles in Keuka Lake.

What sports did you play in college?
I intended to swim but was sidelined by a serious head injury during Freshman Orientation.

What are your certifications (sport, fitness, etc.)?
Lifeguard Training, CPR/AED, ASCA level 3 (paperwork pending), ASCA level 5 Open Water, WOWSA open water coaching certified, EMSOA swim official certified, USA Swimming Certified Coach

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
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!

Diving

Kelly Gilmore
kelly.gilmore@danahall.org
Varsity Diving Coach
 
How many years have you coached at Dana?
1 year

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
Rock climbing, painting, yoga.

What sports did you play in college?
Diving

Do you have any specialty certifications?
I am certified as a Mandated Reporter, I am certified in Concussion In Sports awareness by the CDC, and I am certified as a dive coach through NFHS.


Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
I love being a role model to young athletes and watching them grow over the course of the season.

Lacrosse

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

Assistant Coach
Christine Day
How many years have you coached at Dana?
Varsity Lacrosse: 20+ years ; Varsity Soccer 10+ years

What are your team accomplishments at Dana? 
E.I.L. League Championships, consistently finishing in the top four in the league. 

What else do you do at Dana (teach, job,etc.)?
Associate Director of Athletics

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
Watching my son play ice hockey and lacrosse. Playing with my dog.

What sports did you play in college?
Lacrosse and Ice Hockey

What are your certifications (sport, fitness, etc.)?
US Lacrosse Level 1, 2, 3

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
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.

Tennis

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

Assistant Coach
Jennifer Cunningham
How many years have you coached at Dana?
Varsity Tennis: 2 years

What are your team accomplishments at Dana? 
EIL Champions 2018


What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
Family and travel

What sports did you play in college?
Tennis

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
I love teaching and instilling a love for the game in others. The people at Dana Hall make it such a nice place to work.

Fencing

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

Assistant Coach
Eliot Ayres
Anna Craven

How many years have you coached at Dana?
Since 2005? Many years as an assistant coach and many as head coach.

What are your team accomplishments at Dana? 
Multiple time state champion team. At least 3 fencers were individual state champions.

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
2 kids, Liz (NYU) and Joe (St. John's Prep).

What sports did you play in college?
Fencing

What are your certifications (sport, fitness, etc.)?
US SafeSport, CPR, Concussion Protocol

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
I love giving back. I love the teamwork and camaraderie. I love empowering young women.

Softball

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

Assistant Coach
Phil Landers
 
How many years have you coached at Dana?
1-year varsity and 1-year assistant Varsity Softball Coach

What are your team accomplishments at Dana? 
As a first-year coach, the team ranked 3rd in the EIL. As a player, we won the EIL two times (2010 & 2011).

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
My interests include running (I train for and run marathons!), reading and traveling with friends and family.

What sports did you play in college?
Softball

What are your certifications (sport, fitness, etc.)?
Certified barre instructor at Pure Barre Wellesley.


Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
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 apart 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.

Soccer

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

Assistant Coach
Carlton Wheeler-Omiunu - Associate Head Coach
Barry Friedman - Goalie Coach
How many years have you coached at Dana?
This is my first year.

What are your personal ( non-athletic ) interests?
SoulCycle, spending time with my dog Cocoa, watching documentaries on Netflix.

What sports did you play in college?
Soccer

What are your certifications (sport, fitness, etc.)?
USSF F Soccer License, CPR & AED Certified

Why do you coach? What makes coaching at Dana Hall special to you?
I coach with the hopes that I 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.

Fall JV & MS Coaches

List of 10 items.

  • JV Field Hockey

    Beth Bagley
    Deb Neary
     
  • JV Soccer

    Margie Bailey
     
  • JV Volleyball

     
    Melissa Palmer
  • 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
  • MS Soccer B

    Brett Elwell
  • MS Volleyball A

    Jackie O'Neill
  • MS Volleyball B

    Mike White

Winter JV & MS Coaches

List of 10 items.

  • JV Basketball

    TBA
     
  • JV Basketball II

    Deb Neary
    Tessa Stevens
  • JV Fencing

    Jane Carter
    Eliot Ayres
  • JV Squash

    TBA
     
  • JV Swimming

     
    Jennifer Dutton
  • MS Basketball A

    TBA
     
  • MS Basketball B

    Jeff Suby
    Tessa Stevens
  • MS Basketball C

    Courtney Callahan
  • MS Squash

     
    Wendy Berry
  • MS Swimming

    Jennifer Dutton

Spring JV & MS Coaches

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  • JV Lacrosse

     
    Margie Bailey
  • JV Softball

    Sarah Jacobs
    Deb Neary
  • JV Tennis

    Melissa Palmer
    Kris Danna
  • MS A Lacrosse

    Jackie O'Neil
    Courtney Callahan
  • MS B Lacrosse

    Tessa Stevens
  • MS Softball

     
    Brett Elwell
    Jenny Salamone
  • MS Tennis

    Gretchen Johnson

List of 3 items.

  • Math Modeling

    Favorite Assignment
  • Varsity Tennis

    Favorite Activity
  • Winning the EIL Championship

    Favorite Memory

List of 1 items.

  • 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