Holderness School is pleased to announce that Annie Smyth-Hammond ’16 will join the Admission Office as Assistant Director of Admission as well as serve as Head Coach for the Girls Varsity Ice Hockey team.
“We are all so excited to have Annie joining our office and leading the Girls Hockey program,” says Director of Admission David Flynn ’96. “Her experiences playing, coaching, and recruiting at the college level along with her love of Holderness will make a positive impact on our school community.”
A 2016 Holderness graduate, Annie distinguished herself as a student-athlete at Stevenson University. In addition to being a business communications major and regularly named to the Dean’s List, Annie captained the Stevenson University Women’s Ice Hockey Team during her junior and senior years. She also received the American Hockey Coaches Association All-American Scholars award.
After graduating Stevenson University, Annie interned at St. Paul’s School as a Mass Media instructor as part of their summer Advanced Studies Program. Annie then joined the Manhattanville College Women’s Hockey program as a recruiting coordinator and assistant coach. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Annie is also in the process of completing a Masters in Education from Manhattanville College.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside the admissions team and lead the girls varsity hockey team at Holderness, “ says Annie. “I am looking forward to bringing my knowledge and experience from coaching hockey at the collegiate level to Holderness to continue to push the program to be competitive. Holderness’s commitment to nurturing the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - is exactly what I hope to pass on to the next generation of students, as my past teachers and mentors provided for me.”