Western Ontario Hires Chris Hanebury As Head Coach

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Chris Hanebury, a University of Western Ontario alumnus and former Canadian National Champion, has been hired as the Head Coach of Western’s Men’s Squash team, the university announced earlier this month.

A 2009 graduate of Western, Hanebury most recently was a squash director in Turks & Caicos and maintained ownership of his company, Serious Squash. Previously, he coached for eight years at St. Michael’s University School in Victoria, British Columbia.

“Western Squash and, in particular, Jack Fairs were such integral parts of not just my squash development, but also my growth as a person,” said Hanebury. “I’m excited about being able to continue on Jack’s legacy by providing valuable guidance and coaching on and off the court to one of the most successful college squash programs in the world. Go Mustangs!!”

Last season, the Mustangs finished ranked 11th in the CSA under the guidance of interim head coach, James Van Staveren, another Western alumnus. Western has also won 37 consecutive Ontario University Athletics men’s squash championships.

For the official press release from University of Western Ontario’s Department of Athletics, please visit this link.