As I begin my third year as head coach of both University of Pennsylvania Squash teams, my 10th with the women and fourth with the men, it is truly an honor to lead a program that boasts world-class student-athletes, a rich tradition, and tremendous support from the University community, alumni and parents.
The women's program owns five National Championships, one team title in 2000, and four individual titles — Alicia McConnell in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and Jessica DiMauro in 1996. Penn women’s squash has also produced 61 All-Americans since 1984 and two Ivy League Players of the Year — Runa Reta in 2003 and Kristen Lange in 2009.
The men's program owns two Hoehn Cups (2010 and 2012) and four individual National Champions — LeRoy M. Lewis in 1938, Howard Coonley in 1966, Palmer Page in 1972 and Ned Edwards in 1980. They have also produced 22 All-Americans since 1988 and two Ivy League Players of the Year — Rudy Rodriguez in 1989 and 1990.
My coaching goals are:
- To create a positive atmosphere
- Make squash practice and matches exhilarating and rewarding
- Facilitate team chemistry.
- Emphasize leadership and strength of character.
- Encourage honest interaction between players and coaches to
- Work hard.
- Work smart.
If these goals are achieved, then success will follow.
Penn squash seeks exceptional student-athletes who are looking to develop athletically and intellectually within a team setting. My aim as coach is to send strong men and women out into the world brimming with confidence gained from four years of competition, camaraderie with teammates, and successes on the court, in the classroom and in the community.
Thank you for your interest in Penn Squash. Go Quakers!