Skillman Award

The Skillman Award is given annually to a senior men’s squash player who has demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship during his entire college career. Information about the selection criteria and process can be found at Awards Criteria.

This award is named for John Skillman, who coached at Yale University for forty-one years. An accomplished player in his own right, Skillman won the United States Professionals tournament (now known as the Tournament of Champions) three times in the 1930s. As head coach at Yale, Skillman led the Bulldogs to 16 national titles, amassing a 451-77 lifetime record with only one losing season.  Skillman was inducted into the Men’s College Squash Hall of Fame in 1990.