Jamie arrived at Whitman in the summer of 2003, reporting for summer football practice in the middle of August. Football in high school was just a natural fit for him. It gave him an opportunity to be competitive at something, to work hard at something, and also to enjoy the camaraderie of a big team. It was perfect- oh, and he was good at it too.
That first year he played on JV and started both ways on the line. His advantage was that he was a good athlete who was big enough to play the line. He was agile and could move, and in combination with his motor, made him a force. He made varsity his sophomore year, one of only two sophomores to make it that year. He had a great three year varsity career, capped by being named captain his senior year. He was named to the All-County team his senior year by the Bethesda Gazette as an offensive lineman. He also won the Whitman award for best lineman that year.
In 2011, when he was still in college at Maryland, Jamie was asked to come back and join the coaching staff to coach the varsity lineman. This was also his younger brother Stephen’s senior year on the team and was a very special year for the family to see the two brothers together.
Jamie coached at Whitman for six seasons, and was known as a player’s coach. He looked out for his guys, and would help them with issues and college decisions off the field.
For the 2017 season, Head Coach Dave (Slick) Fyock dedicated the season to Coach Werner.