The Hobart and William Smith Colleges athletics departments announced on Tuesday that Pat Cosquer, the Head Squash Coach at Bates College for the last 11 years, has been hired to the same position for the two squash programs.
Cosquer will move into a newly-created role at the coordinated colleges, which was sparked by the retirement of William Smith squash and tennis coach, Chip Fishback. He will lead the separate Heron and Statesmen squads, while the former Hobart head squash and tennis coach, Tim Riskie, will coach the tennis teams for both schools.
During his successful stint at his alma mater, Bates, Cosquer amassed an overall team record of 309-200 and four divisional championships between his two programs. His student-athletes compiled an impressive list of accolades, headlined by two-time CSA Individual National Champion Ahmed Abdel Khalek.
After graduating from Bates, Cosquer gained coaching experience at various levels of the game. With college club squash (Northwestern), high school (Portsmouth Abbey), private club (Newport Squash Club), and urban squash (StreetSquash) experience, Cosquer will bring a diverse skillset to upstate New York.
Cosquer will look to return William Smith to Walker Cup (C Division) competition after several years of success in the Epps (D) Division. Hobart seeks their first division crown since 2012.
For more information about Cosquer’s appointment, please view the formal press release here.