Summer Squash Coaching Staff
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 coaches.
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. 28 2012, has represented his country in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in both singles and doubles, and is the current Scottish number one.
Stuart Crawford is the current Scottish Squash Assistant National Coach, largely responsible for the National Junior Excellence Program. Stuart is also a former PSA Tour professional and member of the Scottish Senior National Team, with over 70 caps for Scotland at the European and World Team Championships.
Claire Kidd is one of Scotland's best female squash players having won the National Title in 2008 and becoming the National No.1 ranked player. She has represented Scotland with distinction on numerous occasions and is a member of the Scottish Squash Performance Program.
Claire is also one of the most highly qualified coaches in Scotland with a UKCC Level 3 Coaching Award and an Honors Degree in Physical Education. She is the Head Squash Pro at Heriot-Watt University, coaches Regional Squads and has coached Scottish Teams to some of their most successful performances on the European stage.
Jamie King is in his 13th 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.
Chris O'Brien enters his second season as the head coach of the men's and women's squash and men's and women's tennis programs at Connecticut College and we at the leGassickSquash Camps are fortunate to have Chris return to coach again this summer.
O'Brien arrived in New London after six years as the men's and women's tennis coach at Roger Williams University. There, he helped direct the Hawks' women's program to back-to-back appearances in the 2007 and 2008 NCAA Tournament. The men's team was also successful reaching the second round of Nationals in 2009.
O'Brien also served as the Director of Student Advocacy at Roger Williams. In this position, he directed the peer mentoring program for incoming freshmen. He was also responsible for managing the Student Advocacy Office, an advising support office.
Prior to Roger Williams, O'Brien spent three years as the men's squash coach and as the coach of the women's squash club program coach at the University of Rochester, his alma mater from 2002-2003.
Chris Sachvie is the Brown University Assistant Squash Coach and has been with the team since Fall 2012. Before Brown Chris coached at St. Lawrence University and received a Masters in Education specializing in Leadership.
Chris has been coaching juniors since the age of 16 at The Club at White Oaks in Niagara, Canada. He was a member of the Canadian National Junior Boys Squad, and a finalist in multiple age groups for the Canadian Junior Nationals. In 2005 he won the Boy's Under 19 US Jr. Open. At Cornell he was a three time Captain and All-American. He has several years camp experience in Canada and the US as well as being a three time Team Ontario Battle of the Border coach.
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 30 years and possesses coaching Certificates from England and is a Technical Level II USSRA 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 since 1990. le Gassick Bio Link at Brown
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