Jamie Snyder-Fair Joins Yale Men’s Basketball Staff

Helped Guide Washington & Lee ODAC Championship Game

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Jamie Snyder-Fair, who helped Washington & Lee make its first appearance in the ODAC championship game in 20 years last year, has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Yale. In his one season at W&L, the Generals won 16 games, their most since 1988-89.

Prior to Washington & Lee, Snyder-Fair was an assistant coach at Vassar where he helped the Brewers to 18 wins, which tied the school record. He also spent two years as an assist at Amherst. During his tenure, the Lord Jeffs had a 58-6 overall record, advanced to two NCAA Division III Final Fours and captured the 2007 NCAA Championship. Snyder-Fair coached a pair of NABC All-Americans, including Andrew Olson, the 2007 National Co-Player of the Year.

Snyder-Fair is a 2005 graduate of Colby College, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the men's basketball team.

"Jamie brings a wealth of experience to the position both as a player and a coach," said James Jones, The Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Men's Basketball at Yale. "He's extremely excited about the opportunity and I'm certain will do a tremendous job."

Snyder-Fair replaces Mark Gilbride, who was named the head coach at Clarkson in late July.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity