Jamie Hagerman has been brought up knowing the importance of sport in life. With 2 older sisters and one younger, she knows that being a member of a team is just like being a member of a family. Jamie was fortunate to spend her high school years at Deerfield Academy. After her time there, she attended Harvard University. While at Harvard, Hagerman was a member of the women’s ice hockey program which captured two ECAC regular season titles, 3 frozen four appearances and four Beanpot Championships. Most notable of that experience was tearing her ACL in her sophomore year and playing without her ACL until the spring of her senior year. Upon graduation, Hagerman got surgery and was inspired to continue her focus on ice hockey as she then moved to Toronto, Canada to play in the National Women’s Hockey League.
After one season with the Brampton Thunder, Hagerman returned to her alma mater where she became one of the assistant coaches for the women’s hockey team at Harvard. She enjoyed her time working behind the bench at Harvard but still had her sights set on representing the United States in an Olympic Games. In 2006, her dream came true when she was selected to be part of the US Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey team. Minor setback during the journey was tearing her ACL yet again. This only served as more motivation to train harder than she thought possible so there would never be an excuse. Having spent a number of years with the US team and with the good fortune of sharing a World Championship title with her teammates, Hagerman and the rest of the squad headed off to Turino, Italy for the Olympic Games where they earned a Bronze Medal.
After returning from the Games, Hagerman played for the US a few more years but in 2007 turned her efforts towards a teaching and coaching position at The Bullis School in Potomac, MD. While at Bullis, Hagerman taught AP Psychology and coached soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse. Hagerman is still an active member with USA Hockey as an athlete director and member of the girls and women’s section and the international council. She is also the representative of USA Hockey to the United States Olympic Committee’s athlete advisory council. Hagerman’s full time job is being the Assistant Director of Admissions at Groton School, a boarding school just west of Boston. She is the Head Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Coach, runs a boys dorm, is the Assistant Girls Varsity Lacrosse coach and faculty advisor to Christian Fellowship and Spirit Committee. Her passion today is doing all she can to inspire others to do more.