The PHS athletic department has hired a new head boys tennis coach, Jamie McDonald! A 2014 graduate of Shawnee Mission East, Jamie played tennis on the men's team at Denison University for four years from 2014-2018, and served as a volunteer assistant during the 2018-19 season. He holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and political science from Denison. He has also been a tennis professional at Clayview Country Club-Marchetti Tennis Academy in Kansas City.
Jamie said he's excited to become the head coach at Pembroke Hill. He remembers the challenges of playing Pembroke Hill tennis teams.
"Pembroke Hill was a team that you circled on the calendar, and you had to bring your 'A' game," he said. "I had some of my best results playing against Pembroke Hill.
"I look forward to coaching these guys. There's a lot of returning talent and in our first meeting, they seemed really excited and showed a lot of energy. I am looking forward to a successful season."
Athletic director Sharon Cole said of Jamie, "I am extremely excited for the boys tennis team. Jamie has a high respect for the Pembroke Hill program and looks forward to adding to the legacy of this program."