Asst. Coach Maya Hamilton

  Assistant Coach  
  Seventh Season in 2013-14  
  Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.  
Alma Mater: Yale University
Office Phone: 507-786-3988

2001: Graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History.
Worked as manuscript editor for New York University Press.
Worked as managing editor of the University of St. Thomas' journal of religion and philosophy.
Worked as assistant coach of the men's and women's swim teams at the University of St. Thomas.
Taught 11th grade U.S. History at St. Paul Academy and Summit School.
Taught 10th grade World History and 11th grade U.S. History at Breck High School; head coach of Breck girls swim team, led team to two consecutive 2nd place finishes at the Minnesota State High School Championships.
Became assistant coach of men's and women's swim teams at St. Olaf College; copy editor of the St. Olaf Magazine.
Worked as admissions officer and financial aid officer at St. Olaf College.
Began work at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities for a master's and Ph.D. in sport psychology; teaching and research assistant at University of Minnesota.
Began teaching self-defense at St. Olaf College.
Received M.A. in sport psychology, University of Minnesota.

Maya Hamilton is in her seventh year as assistant coach for the men's and women's swimming team. Before joining the St. Olaf coaching staff, she had five years of coaching experience at the college and high school levels, most recently as the head coach of the Breck High School girls swim team (where she also taught U.S. and Modern World History).

Hamilton swam middle-distance and distance-freestyle and backstroke for Yale University and her hometown STAR Swim Team in St. Paul. Hamilton has competed on the local and national levels in swimming as well as in road cycling, triathlon, and the martial arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do. Hamilton teaches self-defense at St. Olaf, and she is currently a teaching and research assistant at the University of Minnesota while getting her Ph.D in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Hamilton lives in Minneapolis.