Jamie began working for the Biloxi High School Swim
Team in 1999 and coached the program until leaving for college in
2001. He returned after college in 2006 being hired by the
City of Biloxi to run the Natatorium. He quickly resumed his
duties with the BHS swim team and once again assisted with the task
of helping with the rebuild of the swimming programs after
Hurricane Katrina. Assisting the former coaching staff the
numbers continued to grow steadily each year. He then took
over the program as head coach for the boys’ team in
Coach Jamie was
born and raised in Biloxi in the Sunkist area. He attended
Beauvoir Elementary, Fernwood Middle School, and Biloxi High School
c/0 1997. He then attended the University of Southern
Mississippi and received his bachelor’s degree and then
attended the University of Mississippi and received his
master’s degree. He now works with the City of Biloxi
Parks & Recreation Department as the Recreation Superintendent
and has also been the head coach of the Biloxi Elite Swim Team, the
Mississippi Gulf Coast’s premier year-round USA Swimming
program since its beginning in 2007.
Coach Jamie has
been a part of swimming on the Mississippi Gulf Coast/Biloxi area
his entire life. Growing up swimming with the Biloxi Red Tide
swim team, the SURF swim team, and the Biloxi High swim team he has
returned to give back his vast knowledge to his Alma matter and
help build a championship program.
Tanja has been working for the City of Biloxi
Department of Parks and Recreation since 1999. She started
working as a lifeguard which led her into coaching swimming
for the City of Biloxi with many of it's different teams. In
2010 she started coaching with the Biloxi Elite Swim Team.
She served as an assistant coach for the MS Zones Team in 2012 and
2013. Tanja is an ASCA Level II Professional Competitive Swim
Coach and an American Red Cross Water Safety
She started her swimming career at the age of 11,
swimming for the Steyr Swim team in her hometown of Steyr
Austria. Her exceptional skills led her to compete
in the Childrens World Championship where she finished 8th in the
100 Breaststroke. Tanja was selected for the 1980 Austrian
Olympic Team in Breast Stroke. Tanja also played water polo
in Memmingen Germany and was a member of the Life Saving/Life
Guarding team where her team finished 2nd at the National
Coach Tanja has been working with the BHS Swim
Team since 2015.
Christine A Field
Coach Christine began working for Biloxi Public
Schools during the 2016-2017 school year as Special Education
teacher. She was born and raised in Biloxi and attended
St. James Elementary school, Michel 7th grade,
Biloxi Junior High, and graduated from Biloxi High School in 2012.
She was a part of the Biloxi High School Swim Team from 2007-2012,
ending her swimming career after she won the 500 freestyle.
She was in the founding class for B.E.S.T when it was established
in 2007 and swam year round until she graduated. She
received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Pedagogy from
Mississippi State University and graduated a die hard BULLDOG
Coach Christine's teaching and coaching journey
has just begun and she is excited to expand her knowledge in order
to pass it along. She believes that every student has the ability
to learn and grow when given the appropriate environment and
Hannah McAdams Herrington joined the Biloxi Aquatics swim staff in
2020. She is a
Mississippi Gulf Coast native who graduated with a bachelor’s
degree from William Carey University in 2011.
Coach Hannah comes to Biloxi Public Schools from Stone County. She was head coach for the
girls’ basketball team and under her guidance led the Lady
Tomcats to a playoff appearance. She was also an assistant coach to
the girls’ softball team.
Coach Hannah is eager to begin her swim coaching career. She has a true passion for
growing students and believes children can achieve success with
hard work. Hannah
enjoys any outdoor water activities, is married to Justin
Herrington, and they have three wonderful children.
We welcome Coach Hannah to the Biloxi staff.