Jaime Gaard Chapman Named Girls' Basketball Head Coach
Edina High School is proud to announce the hiring of Jaime Gaard Chapman for the position of Head Girls’ Basketball Coach.
“It is a great honor to be selected as the new leader of the Edina Girls’ Basketball high school program. As a graduate of Edina, I have always felt an exceptional loyalty to this program and a proud commitment to giving back to the community that contributed to my positive experience as a student-athlete. Edina athletics maintain a storied level of excellence that is unrivaled, and I am excited to maximize the competitive experience and total development of the players in our program. Thank you to Troy Stein, members of the hiring committee, and the current players for valuing and supporting my vision for the future of Hornet girls’ basketball. I am eager to get to work!”
Jaime was a two-sport captain for Edina in tennis and basketball. As the school’s Triple-A (academics, arts & athletics) and Athena Award winner, Jaime played on teams that made three state tournament appearances in basketball and won five state championships in tennis. After graduation, Jaime continued her academic and tennis careers at Gustavus. The team reached the Elite 8 of the Division III National Tournament all four years, earning a #5 ranking in the country. Jaime earned All-American tennis honors and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communication Studies. She furthered her education by completing a master’s degree in Positive Coaching from University of Missouri-Columbia. Jaime brings vast experience as a youth and high school coach, formerly holding head coaching positions for the Breck and Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys’ and girls’ tennis programs. As a 12-year assistant coach of the Edina Girls’ Varsity Basketball team, Jaime respects the time, effort, and preparation it takes for a head coach to run a successful program. She looks forward to creating a positive experience for everyone involved in Edina girls’ basketball.
“We are pleased to add Jaime to our head coaching staff at Edina,” said EHS Assistant Principal/Activities Director Troy Stein. “Jaime has been an excellent role model for our athletes. She has demonstrated a commitment to a student-centered focus of excellence. Jaime has knowledge, passion and cares deeply about the development of all our student-athletes.”