Stamford, CT — In March at the CSA Gala hosted by Chelsea Piers (CT), Bill Doyle, the former head coach at Harvard University, was inducted into the Men’s College Squash Hall of Fame.
A 1985 graduate of Trinity, Doyle was a four-time All-American for the Bantams. He captained Trinity to second and third place finishes in the national rankings. After college, Doyle played professional squash.
His coaching career was brief but extremely successful. In seven years at the helm of Harvard, he guided the Crimson men to seven Ivy League titles. During those seasons, Harvard was 42-0 in Ivy League play. He coached three Ivy League Rookies of the Year and eight Ivy League Players of the Year.
Outside of Ivy League competition, he guided the Harvard men to five Potter Cups (national team championships). These national championships came during an era of major change for collegiate squash. In his second season, 1993 – 1994, Harvard won the title on narrow courts with the North American hardball. A year later, 1994 – 1995, the Crimson won again playing with the softball on narrow courts.
The Association Trophy, which was awarded to the team with the best dual-match record in the regular season, was presented to Doyle and Harvard five times.
Doyle coached four Pool Trophy (men’s individual championship) winners.
Doyle went 93-4 during his seven years with the Harvard men. At the time of his induction, Doyle’s .959 winning percentage remains the best in Crimson squash history.
In 2007, Doyle was inducted into the Women’s College Squash Hall of Fame. He went 86-3 leading the Harvard women. This included six Ivy League titles, four Ivy League Players of the Year, and three Ivy League Rookies of the Year. The Crimson women captured five Howe Cups (national team championships) under Doyle, six Barhite Awards (best dual match record), and four Ramsay Cups (individual national championships).
Below is video of Doyle’s induction.