Stamford, CT — In March at CSA Gala hosted by Chelsea Piers (CT), Carol Weymuller, the longtime head coach at Hobart College, was inducted into the Men’s College Squash Hall of Fame.
Over the course of the sixteen seasons that Weymuller led Hobart squash, the Statesmen were a consistent presence in the top twenty in the national rankings, reaching as high as tenth. The first woman to coach a men’s varsity college squash program, Weymuller’s 142 victories is the Hobart program record. In 2007, she led the Statesmen to the Conroy Cup title.
Competing in the Liberty League, Weymuller coached her program to the league titles in 2004 and 2005. During those seasons, she was also named the Liberty League Coach of the Year. She coached two Liberty League Rookies of the Year (2006 and 2007) and one Player of the Year (2004).
By the time Weymuller arrived at Hobart she had already amassed an impressive squash resume. A profile of the 2007 Hall of Fame inductee on U.S. SQUASH’s website notes that as a player Weymuller “was nationally ranked in the top ten a dozen times, won the Rochester city title eleven straight years, and played on the U.S. National team at the 1979, 1981 and 1983 World Championships.” She is the only individual to win the Achievement Bowl (1980) and Sportsmanship Trophy (1984) as well as the President’s Cup (1994).
For all her accomplishments on the court, Weymuller had an even bigger impact as a coach. She influenced countless junior players prior to beginning her collegiate coaching career. The U.S. SQUASH profile goes on to say that
Her most lasting legacy … is her leadership in the advancement of women’s squash. Weymuller started New York City’s women’s league and hosted the first women’s professional tournament in U.S. history with the 1977 Bancroft Open, as well as a women’s pro tournament at the Heights Casino which is now named in her honor. She coached the U.S. Junior Girls’ team at the 1980, 1981 and 1985 World Championships and after 1980 coached at a number of clubs in Rochester.
Weymuller coached countless junior players who went on to play at the college level and their passion for the sport could be traced back through Weymuller. One of those players, Alicia McConnell, even went on to capture three Individual Championships while playing for Penn.
Weymuller may be summed up by a single word — grace — both on and off the court.
Below is video of Weymuller’s induction.