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Mike Way to Direct Harvard Squash Program

Cambridge, MA — Mike Way has been named director of the men’s and women’s squash programs at Harvard, Nichols Family Director of Athletics Bob Scalise announced on Monday.

Way has coached a number of professionals on the PSA and WISPA tours, including former world champions Jonathon Power of Canada and Sarah Fitz-Gerald of Australia.

Way has said he is looking forward to becoming part of college squash. From Harvard press release:

“I am delighted and honored to have been offered the position of director of squash at Harvard,” Way said.  “I have coached a number of young men and women over the years who have gone on to compete at the varsity level.  This opportunity will enable me to be an important part of their further development. I am also excited to be part of the broader and dynamic community that makes up the college squash scene.”

Way, who most recently served as the head squash coach at the National Squash Training Centre in Canada, helped create the training center and was an integral figure in developing over 50 world and national champions, All-Americans and junior national champions.  Way has been the primary coach from the U13 category to some of the most successful U.S. college players over the last 10 years, including Harvard’s Laura Gemmell, the 2010 CSA national champion and Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Year.  Way also worked since 2003 as the head squash professional at The Oakville Club, where he was directly responsible for all aspects of the program, leagues, tournaments, clinics, exhibitions and coaching.

Way will succeed Satinder Bajwa, who guided the Harvard women to the 2010 women’s national team title as well as Gemmell and Colin West to national individual titles.