Growing up in Stoke-On-Trent in England, Jameson started to play competitive soccer at the early age of 8. He captained his high school team for three years and went on to win honors at the schoolboy level representing the borough of Newcastle-Under-Lyme. He then went on to study physical education at Fenton College of Further Education and represented their first team for three years, as well as winning the honor of representing Staffordshire County at the national level. Whilst at college, Jamie was able to obtain his F.A. coaching badge, qualifying him to coach with "Camp America," and in May of 1987 at the tender age of 20 he travelled the United States.
Jamie's first experience coaching in the US was at Camp French Woods, a sports summer camp in Starucca, Pennsylvania. As well as being a general counselor, he led the soccer program for all age groups (6-16). he then moved to Massachusetts where he played with the Stoneham Soccer Club and coached with the Melrose Youth Soccer Association at the U8 level from 1992-95.
During his playing career at Stoneham SC, Jamie was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet and work with Sid Mazzola, a former assistant coach and chief scout for the New England Revolution. He worked with Sid as his assistant with the Inter S.C. Boys U17 squad.
Due to an unfortunate death in the family, Jamie moved to Tamworth N.H. in 2002. Since moving to the Mount Washington Valley/Lakes Region area, he has worked with Giovanni Pacini and coached with the Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club (U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-10 select), ran the Tamworth Rec Program from 2008-10, and coached the Tamworth Middle School team from 2010-2015. In 2016, he had the opportunity to help with the Kennett High School Girls Program, which he did as a volunteer.
2015/16 saw Jamie take on a professional coaching position at Seacoast United with their U13 Boys Select team, competing in the New England Premiership. SUSC has since retained Jamie's services for the 2016/17 season, where he coaches a talented group of 2002 Boys in the NEP. He is currently working on developing a "Pathway to Soccer Excellence" in a collaborative effort with SUSC an MWVSC.
Throughout his entire playing career he took the role of 'midfield general', giving me the experience necessary to understand and explain all facets of the game. He continued to ‘ply his trade’ on a weekly basis up until a few years ago, playing in the NEOTHSL (New England Over-the-Hill soccer League) for Stoneham SC (O-30 D1), Seacoast United FC (O-30 D1 Champions), Hollis United Soccer Club (O-30 D1) in the spring and fall. During his time playing in the league, he had the great pleasure/experience of playing against some top level opposition, including many Major League Soccer alumni, as well as former New England Revolution head coach; English First Division Football Writers Player of the year, and Liverpool and Scotland great Steve Nicol. (We lost to his Boston Bulldogs team twice and beat them once in the league playoffs/finals.)
Jamie's daughter Sophia has played for Tamworth Middle School, MWVSC, and Kennett High School, as well as for SUSC for the past 4 seasons. Sophia will play for the SUSC girls 2001 Premier team this spring, as well as a MWVSC U19 Travel Team.