Jennifer Fithian, Head Coach
Jennifer Fithian is a graduate of Binghamton University (2006 B.S. Financial Economics) in Binghamton, N.Y. where she played four years of Division I basketball from 2002-06. A two-year captain for the Bearcats, she led Binghamton to the America East semifinals as a senior and was named to the All-Defensive team. Fithian served as the team representative to the BU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. During her first season as the head coach of the NHTI women's basketball team, she led the Lynx to a 15-win season in year one and hopes to continue building the program.
Fithian also competes internationally in the sport of team handball. As a member of the USA Women's National Team from 2006-15, she has served as a team captain and competed in the 2011 Pan-Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. She also played professionally in Germany for TV Mainz from 2009-12. She took 2013 off to have a beautiful baby girl, Charlotte Mae, and returned to the National Team in the spring of 2014. In the spring of 2015 she competed in the PATHF Qualifier in Uruguay and the Pan-American Championships in Cuba. In 2017 spring, her team captured the Silver Medal in the Pan Am Games.
In 2016-17, the Lynx enjoyed a fabulous 22-11 overall record including a trip to the YSCC tournament finals. Coach Fithian was recognized as the YSCC Coach of the Year for her efforts guiding the Lynx to the best season in several years.
A native of Bow, N.H. and a graduate of Bow High School, the former Fithian was Miss New Hampshire Basketball in 2002. She was a 1100 point, 900 rebound performer for the Falcons. She was an assistant for the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team in 2012-13 and currently resides in Concord, N.H.
Tom Poitras, Head Assistant Coach
Jordan Fithian, Assistant Coach
Fithian began playing team handball after college and joined the Men’s National Team in 2009. He has been the team captain since 2013 and recently competed in the PATHF qualifier. He is a two-time National Champion with NYAC and was named Elite Division MVP at the 2014 Nationals Tournament. He also played professionally in Germany from 2009-12, most recently for TV Gelnhausen.
Born and raised in McPherson, K.S., Fithian graduated from McPherson High School as the school's all-time leading scorer. He was named Mr. Kansas Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year in 2004. He is also in the 1000 point, 500 rebound club and won two state titles as a goalie for the soccer team. Fithian currently resides in Concord, N.H. with his wife and daughter, and recently switched careers to join Autajon - Two C Pack as an account executive specializing in packaging consultation.