Jackie Ward
Jackie Ward
Title: Head Basketball Coach
Phone: 413-538-2850
Email: jward@mtholyoke.edu

Photo of head basketball coach, Jackie Ward in a timeout huddle with her team.

Jackie Ward will enter her third season as the head basketball coach at Mount Holyoke College during the 2020-21 academic year. Ward also serves as a lecturer in physical education at Mount Holyoke.

Education

  • Smith College - Master's Degree, Exercise and Sports Studies (2016)
  • Nazareth College - Master's of Science in Education (2014) 
  • Binghamton University - Bachelor of Arts, English (2011)

Prior Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Basketball Coach - Hartwick College (2016-18)
    • Helped Hawks to Empire 8 Semifinals in 2017 (first time since 2014)
    • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Graduate Assistant Basketball Coach - Smith College (2014-16)
    • Coached Pioneers to 21 wins and on NEWMAC Tournament appearance.
    • Administrative Fellow and Events Manager
  • Graduate Assistant Basketball Coach - Nazareth College (2011-14)
    • Coached an Empire 8 All-Conference student-athlete and helped another finish as the program's all-time leader in three-pointers made. 
    • Helped coach the East Region Rookie of the Year, a Second-Team All-Conference honoree and four-time Empire 8 Rookie of the Week. 

Playing Experience

  • Binghamton University (2007-11)
    • Four-year standout, played in every game of her career.
    • Two-year starter and named captain prior to senior season.
    • Ranked No. 3 in America East for 3PT%.
    • Named to America East Academic Honor Roll and Dean's List.
    • Finished with 730 total points, 224 rebounds, 183 assists and 79 steals in 113 career games played. 

At Mount Holyoke College

  • Five student-athletes have been named to the NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Team, including Katlyn Grover '20 who was a three-time honoree at Mount Holyoke College.

 

 

Alyssa Barrett
Alyssa Barrett
Title: Assistant Basketball Coach
Email: abarrett@mtholyoke.edu

Alyssa Barrett will enter her third season as an assistant coach with the Mount Holyoke College basketball team during the 2020-21 academic year.

Education

  • Post University - Master's Degree, TESOL (2019)
  • Smith College - BA, English and Education (2015)

Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Varsity/Head Junior Varsity Coach - Conard High School, West Harford, Conn.
  • Coach - Connecticut Spirit Girls Basketball Club

Playing Experience

  • Smith College (2011-15)
    • Broke numerous school records and was named to the ESPN Woman's Team
    • Played integral role in leading Pioneers to both the NCAA Championship (2012-13) and ECAC Tournaments (2013-14).
    • Played in 103 career games for the Pioneers over her four-year career and was named captain for her senior season.
Sydney Parkmond
Sydney Parkmond
Title: Assistant Basketball Coach
Email: sparkmon@mtholyoke.edu

Sydney Parkmond will return to the Mount Holyoke College basketball coaching staff for her third season as an assistant coach for the 2020-21 academic year. 

Education

  • Connecticut Bar Association - Admitted
  • Quinnipiac University - J.D. / MBA Cum Laude (2017)
  • Smith College - BA, Environmental Science & Policy major, Economics minor (2014)

Coaching Experience

  • Mentor/Coach - Police Athletic League, Bristol Bandits (AAU)

Playing Experience

  • Smith College (2010-14)
    • Elected Captain her senior season
    • Played integral role in leading Pioneers to both the NCAA Championship (2012-13) and ECAC Tournaments (2013-14).
    • Started in 56 of 84 career games played for the Pioneers; averaged 7.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest.
Erin Hunter
Title: Assistant Basketball Coach
Email: elhunter@smith.edu

Erin Hunter will join the Mount Holyoke College basketball coaching staff beginning during the 2020-21 academic year. Hunter joins the Lyons from Bristol, England, and will also be pursuing a Master's degree in Exercise and Sports Studies at Smith College.

Education

  • University of Hertfordshire (2014-17) BA (Hons), English Literature and Education (2:1)
  • Sharnbrook Upper School (2010-14)

Coaching Experience

  • Sports Coach and Social Media Coordinator - Up and Under Sports
  • Community Basketball Coach, Bristol Flyers
  • Sharnbrook Upper School, Volunteer

Playing Experience

  • Bristol Flyers (2017-2020) 
  • University of Hertfordshire Women's Basketball Premier Division