Name: Jamie Bell.
Hometown: Ottawa, ON.
Current role in sport: Senior Women’s Assistant Coach at the Ottawa Rowing Club & Varsity Women’s Coach at Carleton University.
Do you have a mentor: Yes, Mike Purcer, RowOntario Director of High Performance & Coach Development.
List your current NCCP training/certification: RCA Performance Coach In-Training.
Current Occupation: High-school teacher.
2011 Masters of Education; Specialization in Teaching, Learning, & Evaluation, University of Ottawa,
2010 Bachelor of Education, University of Ottawa,
2009 Honours Bachelor of Arts; Theatre & English, University of Ottawa
Coaching History: I got involved in coaching after taking a break from competing. I missed the rowing community and knew that I wanted to give back to the club and teams that had given so much to me. Co-coaching with Stu McKenzie, the man who coached me as an athlete, has provided me with some of my favourite memories.
Are you currently coaching? Yes, Senior Women’s Assistant Coach at the Ottawa Rowing Club. There are currently 30 women ages 17-28 who I will coach throughout the spring and summer season. This fall, I will be starting my position as the Varsity Women’s Coach at Carleton University.
Share a fun fact about yourself: I have lived in 13 different cities across Canada (from Prince George, BC to Ottawa, ON and many places in between).
What do you do on your free time? In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, my friends, and my dog. I also like taking photographs, reading, trying new restaurants, and watching movies.