Snyder-Fair Promoted To Full-Time Assistant Coach

Jamie Snyder-Fair. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jamie Snyder-Fair. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Will Begin His Third Year On James Jones' Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Jamie Snyder-Fair, who has spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Yale, has been promoted to full-time assistant coach. Snyder-Fair works with the Bulldogs' front court players and has played an important role in the development of Greg Mangano, who earned first team All-Ivy recognition last year.

Snyder-Fair came to Yale from Washington & Lee where he helped the team make its first appearance in the ODAC championship game in 20 years. 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 assistant at Amherst. During his tenure, the Lord Jeff had a 58-6 overall record, advanced to two NCAA Division III Finals 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 basketball team.

Snyder-Fair replaces Curtis Wilson, who joined the staff of Boston University head coach Joe Jones. Joe is the younger brother of Yale head coach James Jones.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity