Jaime Gaard Chapman Named Girls' Tennis Head Coach
Jaime Gaard Chapman named Edina Girls’ Tennis Head Coach
Alumnus takes on a new role with former team
EDINA, Minn. – Edina High School announces the hiring of Jaime Gaard Chapman to the position of Head Girls’ Tennis Coach.
“It is a privilege to be selected as the new leader of the Edina High School Girls’ Tennis program. As a proud graduate of Edina, I am excited to give back to the program that positively shaped my high school experience and, ultimately, my career path in coaching. Edina tennis players bring the highest levels of passion and commitment to their sport and to the team, and I look forward to the opportunity to support our student-athletes in reaching their potential both as players and future leaders. Go Hornets!”
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 competed on four state championship tennis teams and teamed up with her doubles partner to win the 2001 State Doubles Championship. After graduation, she 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 as the 2006 ITA Regional Singles Champion. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communication Studies, and in 2015, 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 tennis coach, formerly holding head coaching positions for the Breck and Benilde-St. Margaret’s boys’ and girls’ tennis programs. During the summer months, she enjoys her role as Head Tennis Professional at Interlachen Country Club. Jaime also serves as Head Coach for the Edina Girls’ Basketball team. She and her husband, Jared, reside in Edina and are proud parents to Annette and Luke.
“We are so fortunate to add Jaime Gaard Chapman as our next Head Girls’ Tennis Coach at Edina,” said EHS Assistant Principal/Activities Director Troy Stein. “Jaime has helped lay the ground work of excellence in our girls’ Tennis program as a student-athlete. She has played and coached at a high level and is an excellent role model for our student athletes. She has demonstrated a commitment to a student-centered focus of growth and we’re very excited to have her join our team as a two sport head coach (Girls’ Head Basketball).”