Jessamy comes to Guilford from Averett University where she was a graduate assistant coach for the Cougars’ women’s basketball program. While at Averett, Jessamy was the recruitment coordinator, assisted in budget management, monitored the academic progress of student-athletes, and directed summer camps, among other coaching responsibilities.
During Jessamy’s two seasons at Averett, she helped the program to its highest overall win total. During the 2017-18 season, the Cougars went 18-9 overall and set a new conference win record with a 13-3 mark in the USA South Conference. In 2018-19, the team matched the previous years’ overall and conference records while also earning the USA South regular season championship for the first time in program history. While at Averett she coached two USA South All-Conference First Team selections, two USA South All-Conference Second Team selections, one Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State selection, two D3hoops.com All-Region selections, two College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America selections, two CoSIDA Academic All-District selections, and one CoSIDA Academic America of the Year selection.
Prior to her time at Averett, Jessamy spent January-June of 2017 as a skill development coach with both the men’s and women’s basketball programs at her alma mater, Mitchell College.
The Hartford, Connecticut native competed collegiately for Post University where she played one season after redshirting her freshman year before finishing out her career at Mitchell. She competed for two seasons with the Mariners and earned academic all-conference honors from the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) for her efforts in the classroom. While at Mitchell, Jessamy served as a representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SACC).
Jessamy has held several other coaching positions as she led both the Windsor High School freshmen and junior varsity girls’ basketball programs during the 2016-17 season and was a student assistant coach at Mitchell during 2014-15.
Jessamy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business marketing from Mitchell in 2016 and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Averett.