Summer 2016 Squash Coaching Staff

Roger Flynn

Former Scottish National Squash Coach based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Roger was the Australian coach of the winning Australian Commonwealth Games Squash team in 2002. He was also the Director of the Victorian Institute of Sport Squash Programme in Melbourne and the personal coach to former world #1 Sarah Fitzgerald and Carol Owens and coached the Australian Junior Squash Teams in the World Juniors. Roger has coached numerous World class squash Pros including World top 5 players Paul Price and Anthony Hill as well as presiding over a Victoria Institute of Squash programme which has produced many of the world's top squash players. Roger, an original and innovative coach, is acknowledged as one of the world's leading squash coaches.

Alan Clyne

Alan Clyne, born in 1986 in Inverness, Scotland, Alan is a professional squash player who represents Scotland. He reached a career-high world ranking of World No. 26 in 2017, has represented his country in the 2010 and 2014 Commonwealth Games in both singles and doubles, and is the current Scottish number one and World Doubles Champion.

Olivia Blatchford

Olivia Blatchford started playing squash at the age of 5 in New York City. She represented the U.S junior team in Hong Kong at 14, later helping the team to a second place finish in 2011. Olivia has been a US Women's team member since 2008. She is a five time Professional WSA tour event winner and recent runner up to Amanda Sohby in the US National Women's Title and won Gold with the US team at the 2015 Pan Am Games.  Olivia is presently training at the Scottish National Center, Edinburgh and has a World Ranking of #17 and recently won the U.S. National Championship.

Jamie King

Jamie King is in his 15th season as head men's squash coach and director of racquet sports at Hamilton College. Jamie was selected the 2012 NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers.

Hamilton ended up 20th in last season's final College Squash Association (CSA) rankings after the CSA team championship. Jamie guided the Continentals to a second consecutive Summers Cup consolation bracket title at the CSA team championship in 2010. Hamilton finished the season with 11 wins and was No. 21 in the final CSA rankings.

Hamilton received the prestigious Sloane Award for team sportsmanship at the 2010 CSA Team Championships. The Continentals also received the honor in 2008. The award is voted on by the coaches and is presented to the team that best displayed the highest level of sportsmanship during the season. Jamie is the first individual to receive the award as a player (as captain of the 1984 Williams College team) and as a coach.

Jamie played varsity squash, tennis and soccer at Williams. He was the squash team captain for two seasons. Jamie is a very experienced coach at Junior Squash camps, having directed and taught at numerous camps throughout the US.

Joe Raho

Joe Raho is the assistant squash coach at Brown University for both the men and the women's teams.

Joe grew up in Rye, New York and started playing squash when he was 8. He won the U13 and U15 US nationals and he played for the US Junior National team in 2004. He played his college squash at Penn where he captained the team his senior year.

Joe began coaching after he graduated at the Apawamis club, Round Hill Club and Bronxville Field Club. He coached the Greenwich Academy middle school, junior varsity and varsity squash teams in 2012 and started coaching at Brown in September of 2014.

 

 

Theo Woodward

Theo Woodward is presently the Assistant Men's and Women's Squash Coach at Dartmouth College.

As a player Theo Woodward has won a number of tournaments and played internationally on the PSA and domestically on the British Squash Professional circuit (BSPA). In addition, he was a key member of the British University and National School Championship-winning teams. Woodward is the assistant squash coach at Dartmouth College having completed five seasons and holds the UK Coaching Certificate Level 3 certification - the highest current qualification attainable in the UK.

He has coached and mentored Professional Squash Association (PSA) and Women's International Squash Players Association (WISPA) players as well as junior players competing in international tournaments. Woodward has also worked with some of the best coaches in the world, including six-time de facto World Champion Jonah Barrington. Woodward studied Commerce at the University of Birmingham in the UK, graduating with honors and a prize for his extended study on Squash Sponsorship.

Stuart le Gassick

Director of Squash at Brown University RI USA since 1989.

Stuart le Gassick played squash for one of the top British Squash Schools - Barnard Castle School in Northern England. He reached the semi finals of the British Colleges Championships in 1983. Stuart has been coaching squash for over 37 years and possesses coaching Certificates from England and is a Technical Level II USSquash coach.

Stuart has coached numerous All Ivy and All Americans in his tenure as Director of Squash at Brown University. He managed and hosted the US Open in '94 and '95 (won by Peter Nicol and Jansher Kahn). Stuart has run numerous International squash training trips/camps since 1985 (with the Heights Casino in Brooklyn) and has run the summer Junior Squash Camps at Brown Univeristy since 1990 - the second oldest Squash Camp in the USA.   le Gassick Bio Link at Brown    

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