Coach Biography: Ellen Hinman
Head Coach, Girls' Junior Varsity Lacrosse
Ellen Hinman is the JV lacrosse coach, after coaching the varsity team since she joined the Taft faculty in 1999. Ellen brings a wealth of experience to teaching and coaching at Taft as well as experience as a Division I college lacrosse and field hockey player in her undergraduate years at Dartmouth College. In her first season, Ellen’s experience helped guide the Taft Lacrosse Team to a Western New England Co-Championship and a 15-1 record. Ellen attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire where she played on the varsity field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse teams. After her graduation in 1990, she attended Dartmouth College, where she earned numerous awards on the lacrosse team, including Most Valuable Defensive Player in 1993 and 1994, 1st team All-American as well as 1st team All-Ivy in 1993 and 1994, and captained the team in her senior year. After graduating from college, Ellen worked for two years at Rippowam Cisqua School where she taught middle school Latin and coached field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. She then took graduate classes at Yale University in the 1996-7 school year, eventually finishing a M.A. in Latin and Greek at Boston College in 1999. She served as the head lacrosse coach for the Groton School in the spring of 1999 before moving to Taft. While at Taft, she has taught Latin and Greek, served as an 11th Grade Dean and worked as a college counselor and admissions officer. Ellen lives on campus with her husband, Dave, who is Taft’s athletic director, and their three children, Emily, Sam and Charlie.