Andy Jones '00
Duncan Webb '04
First-year assistant coach Kate Jassin comes to Amherst after an outstanding playing career at Division I Colgate University, where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in psychology. Jassin was a two-year starter in goal for the Red Raiders, earning both Team MVP and Most Improved Player honors, and was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week three times as a senior. She helped lead Colgate to consecutive Patriot League Championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament berths, and spent last year as a head coach and teacher of youth sports at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.
A native of Minnetonka, Minn. and a 2000 Amherst graduate, Andy Jones was awarded the college's prestigious Hitchcock Fellowship for the 2000-01 season and has remained on-board ever since, helping coach the womenís soccer team to a pair of NESCAC titles, its second-ever NCAA Final Four and a trip to the 2003 NCAA regional title game. An outstanding hockey player, Jones captained Amherst to a 15-6-3 overall record and a berth in the first-ever NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament as a senior, and recently completed an MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.
Duncan Webb, a 2004 Amherst graduate, joins the coaching staff as the recipient of the college's prestigious Hitchcock Fellowship for athletic excellence and leadership. The Lynn, Mass. native was a standout baseball player at Amherst, leading the Jeffs to their first-ever NESCAC Championship as a senior captain and compiling career pitching totals of 14 wins, 144 strikeouts and a 3.75 ERA. Webb will also serve as an assistant coach for menís basketball and baseball.