Coach Colin resigns as head of FIrehawk basketball


WINNER: Coach Colin Jamerson at last year’s Sarachek tournament at Yeshiva University. The 2015 team finished in sixth place, after winning the championship two years earlier.

By Zev Kent, Sports Editor

Coach Colin Jamerson, who led the Firehawks to its first Sarachek championship in 2013, has resigned as Shalhevet’s varsity and junior varsity boys basketball coach, and been replaced by Assistant Coach Mr. Ryan Coleman, who also coaches Firehawk baseball and the boys flag football teams.

“We are super excited that Ryan will be coaching,” Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal told The Boiling Point. “He is a beloved known coach and asset to the school.”

Team captains Jacob Dauer and Joe Schnitzer were informed later yesterday and the rest of the team was informed during lunch today.

Rabbi Segal said administration learned of the change yesterday morning.  He would not say what led to the change, explaining, “We don’t comment on personnel issues.”

However, in an e-mail to parents of Firehawk basketball players this morning, he confirmed that the coach had resigned.

“Given that the season is so near, Colin’s decision has left us in a pretty difficult position,” Rabbi Segal wrote in the e-mail. “We want to find a replacement who can help us continue to build on the success of the last few years and we have already begun the search for a new coach – both internally and externally.

“We have spoken with the captains of the team to get their input as well. We feel confident we will be ready to move forward in the near future.”