Bates College Appoints Reinhold Hergeth As Head Coach


In an official release on Monday, Bates College named Reinhold Hergeth to the position of Head Men’s and Women’s Squash Coach. Hergeth comes to Bates from Chelsea Piers in Connecticut, where he has worked as a top club professional since graduating from Trinity College in 2013.

A native of Bloemfontein, South Africa, Hergeth was a core contributor to four years of great success at Trinity, including three National Championships. Hergeth played No. 1 and was a senior co-captain on the 2013 championship team.

While at Chelsea Piers, Hergeth had a wide variety of responsibilities, including coaching club members of all abilities, managing the junior program, and overseeing tournament planning and execution at the club. He has also been the head varsity coach at New Canaan High School for the past five years.

Hergeth takes the helm of Bates Squash after the previous head coach, Pat Cosquer, took on the same role at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  The Bates women lost four top-nine players to graduation in 2019, but they add four incoming student-athletes to the group led by three-time All-NESCAC selection Luca Polgar. The men’s team will aim for their 19th straight winning season with seven starters returning to be joined by three recruits.

For more details on Hergeth’s hire to lead Bates Squash, you can view the formal press release here.