Coach Fithian is a native of Bow, N.H. and a graduate of Bow High School. Fithian was Miss New Hampshire Basketball in 2002. She was a 1100 point, 900 rebound performer for the Falcons. Coach Fithian then went on to graduate from Binghamton University (2006 B.S. Financial Economics) in Binghamton, N.Y. where she played four years of Division I basketball from 2002-06. A two-year captain for the Bearcats, she led Binghamton to the America East semifinals as a senior and was named to the All-Defensive team. Fithian served as the team representative to the BU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Coach Fithian also competes internationally in the sport of team handball. As a member of the USA Women's National Team from 2006-19, she has served as a team captain and competed in the 2011 Pan-Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. She also played professionally in Germany for TV Mainz05 from 2009-12. In the spring of 2015 she competed in the PATHF Qualifier in Uruguay and the Pan-American Championships in Cuba. In 2017, her team captured the Silver Medal in the Pan Am Championship Qualifier. Most recently, the Women's National Team qualified to return to the Pan American Games in Peru for this upcoming summer in July.
Coach Fithian began her basketball coaching career as an assistant coach at Southern New Hampshire University and has been the Head Coach at NHTI, here in Concord, for the past four years. The last two which her team had 20+ win seasons and Coach Fithian was the Coach of the Year for the 2016–2017 season.
In February 2019, Fithian was inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame at Bow High School.