On Tuesday, June 8, Amherst College Athletics announced that Busani Xaba would be its next head coach of the men’s and women’s squash programs. Xaba, a native of Zimbabwe with 18 years of coaching experience over three continents, will assume his new role starting on August 1.
This will be Xaba’s second stint with a CSA varsity program. From 2009 to 2012, he was an assistant coach with the Dartmouth College squash teams. Most recently, Xaba served as the Director of Squash and Athletics at the University Club of San Francisco.
Outside of his duties at the University Club, Xaba gave back to other members of the Bay Area squash community. At the beginning of his tenure there, he helped coach the men’s collegiate club squash team at University of California-Berkeley. Xaba also serves as a member of the development committee for SquashDrive, the urban squash program offering opportunities to underserved youth in Oakland.
Xaba takes over the programs led for many years by Amherst coaching legend, Peter Robson. Robson retired in October 2019 and was recently conferred the title of “Coach Emeritus”. Under the crunch of the rapid transition, Interim Head Coach Stuart George did an excellent job leading the teams through the 2019-2020 season. George will stay on as the assistant coach at Amherst.
To view the full press release from Amherst College Athletics, please visit this link.