Coach Jennifer Fithian was a three-sport All-State athlete who earned 12 Varsity Letters at Bow High School. She was a four-time All-State soccer player and three-time State Runner-Up. Coach Fithian won seven individual state track titles and one team title in 2000. During her four-year basketball career in high school she scored over 1000 points and racked up over 900 rebounds. Her basketball team captured a State Championship in the 2000 – 2001 season. She earned Class M Player of the Year in both her junior and senior seasons and was Miss New Hampshire Basketball in 2002. Coach Fithian continued her basketball career in college, excelling at Division I Binghamton University. She was a two year captain and was selected to the 1st Team All-Conference Defensive Team her senior year. After graduating, she transitioned immediately to Team Handball and has been a member of the USA National Team since 2006. Coach Fithian played three years professionally in Germany, earning multiple most valuable defender awards and helping her team qualify for the top division in Germany. She has spent time as captain of the Women’s National Team, only recently relinquishing that position to give birth to her daughter, Charlotte Mae. Coach Jennifer Fithian had the honor of representing her country in the 2011 Pan American Games and has played in over 60 International Matches. She competed in the Pan American Championships in 2015 in Cuba as well as the 2017 Pan American Championships in Argentina after returning to the court following her second child, Jackson. She earned her ACE certification in personal training in 2009 and is currently working towards her CSCS certification. She was an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program at SNHU during the 2012-13’ season and for the NHTI program in 2013-14’. She is currently enjoying her fourth year as head coach at NHTI after taking over in 2014. She most recently was awarded YSCC Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season. For more information, check out her bio...
As a team, married in 2010, both Coach Fithian’s have experienced training at the highest levels around the globe and their goal is to pass on that knowledge to high school athletes in the Northeast. They want to work with energetic and enthusiastic athletes who wish to excel and become elite performers at the High School level and beyond. Both were heavily recruited for different sports and have exponential knowledge of the NCAA recruiting process and what it takes to play at the next level, whether it be Division I, II, III or another route all together.
Coach Jordan Fithian was a stand out two-sport athlete at McPherson High School in McPherson, KS. He was a two-time All-Class, All-State goalie for the McPherson High soccer team that won the first two state titles in school history. During his senior year, Fithian was named Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Kansas Basketball in 2004. Coach Fithian left MHS as the all time leading scorer in the programs storied history, scoring over 1200 points and clearing over 500 rebounds. He was heavily recruited by Division I and II schools and finally settled on Binghamton University, where he started immediately as a freshman. After two years, he transferred closer to home, finishing his collegiate playing career at Emporia State University, a high-powered Division II program. He helped lead them to a 16-0 start and the program’s best year in it's storied history and participated in the Division II national tournament in 2006-07. Following in his wife’s footsteps, Jordan picked up Team Handball after graduating. A member of the Men’s National Team since 09’, he has been the captain since 2011 and earned MVP of the USA Club Nationals in 2014. He is a three-time National Champion with the NYAC Handball Team. Coach Fithian also had the honor of representing his country in the 2011 Pan American Games and has played in over 40 International Matches. Coach Fithian spent three years playing professionally in Germany along side his wife. His passion, however, is basketball, specifically coaching. He jumped into coaching upon their arrival back to the States, joining the men’s staff at NHTI from 2012-14'. When Coach Jen took the women's job, he made the switch and has enjoyed being her assistant the last three years. For more information check out his bio:
Donald "DJ" Poitras
Donald “DJ” Poitras was a four-year varsity basketball and football player at Bow High School. He was an All-State selection in both sports. DJ helped the Falcons win a football state championship in 2004. Foregoing offers to play football; he opted to play basketball for Rivier University. He was a four-year starter and a two-year Captain for the Raiders, finishing his career in the elite 1000-point, 500-rebound club. Named NCAA Division III New Hampshire Player of the Year, he was also named to the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference team two years in a row. His senior year, he earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in the conference and graduated as the conference’s all-time leader in blocked shots. A gracious yet tenacious competitor, DJ also made the Conference All-Sportsmanship Team his last year. At the Colby College Invitational in 2010, DJ played his way to the Tournament MVP. Poitras earned numerous Rivier University honors as well. His teammates chose him for the Unsung Hero Award his junior year and the Jim Domoracki Award as the program's hardest working player his senior year. They also voted him Player of the Year twice. He was a four-time Rivier University Student-Athlete of the Month and was named to the All-Tournament Team at four different tournaments. Don earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and currently works as a staff accountant at GL&V USA Inc. He currently lives in Nashua with his wife.
Tom Poitras was a standout athlete at Bow High School; he was a four-year Varsity starter in football and basketball for the Falcons. He was a two-time 1st-Team All-State selection as well as a two-time Team MVP in both sports. He represented New Hampshire in both the Rotary All-Star Basketball game and the Shrine All-Star Football game his senior year. Known for his unselfish play, Tommy finished his high school career with 948 points and 600 rebounds, narrowly missing joining his cousin Coach Jen Fithian in the elite 1000-point, 500-rebound club. While Coach Tom enjoyed a very successful high school career, he absolutely exploded when he followed in his brother’s footsteps and joined the basketball team at Rivier University. He was a four-year starter for the Raiders, earning New Hampshire DIII and team Rookie of the Year honors his freshman year. He took over where his brother left off and was named Team MVP his final three seasons; making it five straight years the Poitras boys took home that honor. All-Conference honors included two Second-Team nominations and a First-Team selection his senior year; a year in which he was also named the New Hampshire DIII Player of the Year and set a single season scoring record with 523 points. At the Staten Island Tournament for Heroes in 2014, he was named Tournament MVP. Hard work is standard work in the Poitras household, proven when Tommy also took home the Jim Domoracki Award given to the player who exemplifies dedication to the team and hard work throughout the year. Coach TP finished his illustrious career at Rivier with 1,600 points and 800 rebounds, becoming the first player to eclipse both marks. A recent graduate, Tom currently works for Citizens Bank and lives in Bow. He has also joined the NHTI Women's Basketball staff as an assistant coach.