Jamie King is in his 14th season as head men's squash coach and director of racquet sports at Hamilton College. Hamilton won seven matches last season and competed in the "C" Division for the Summers Cup at the 2013 College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships.
King was selected the 2012 NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers, and Martin Bawden '14 was an all-conference second team pick for the second year in a row. Three squash student-athletes made the 2011-12 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team. Hamilton ended up 20th in the final CSA rankings after the CSA team championships.
King guided the Continentals to a second consecutive Summers Cup consolation bracket title at the CSA team championships in 2010. Hamilton finished the season with 11 wins and was No. 21 in the final CSA rankings. Hamilton received the prestigious Sloane Award for team sportsmanship in 2010 and also received the honor in 2008. The award is voted on by the coaches and is presented to the team that best displayed the highest level of sportsmanship during the season. King is the first individual to receive the award as a player (as captain of the 1984 Williams College team) and as a coach.
Hamilton won two out of three matches at the 2008 CSA Team Championships and finished with its highest ranking under King at No. 19. He guided Hamilton to a career-best 13 victories in 2006-07. In 2008-09, John DeWitt '09 made the NESCAC all-conference team.
King's Hamilton men's squash teams have won 118 matches. The Continentals earned the 2002 Bill Barhite Award, which goes to the most improved team in the CSA. Hamilton finished 2001-02 with a 10-9 record after it went 2-16 the year before. The Continentals finished third in the Conroy Division at the 2002 CSA Team Championships and was second in 2003.
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 fifth 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.
Kate Pistel is in her first season as an assistant coach for Hamilton College men's and women's squash. Pistel is also one of the assistants on the Hamilton women's lacrosse coaching staff.
Pistel played college squash at Colby College from 2009 to 2013. She was a four-time NESCAC all-conference honoree, including the first team three times, and made the NESCAC all-sportsmanship team three out of her four years. Pistel played at either the first or second position her entire Colby career and finished with a record of 64-32.
Pistel also played varsity soccer and lacrosse at Colby, where she graduated with a degree in human development and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Pistel attended Suffield Academy and is from Amherst, Mass.