The 2009 US Squash National Coach of the Year, Jack Wyant recently completed his sixth season as both the men's and women's head squash at Penn in 2015-16, and was named the first-ever Director of Squash, while remaining the head coach of the women's program.
In 2014-15 the Penn women's squash team went a perfect 7-0 in the Ivy League claiming the program's third Ivy League championship. The 2014-15 title is Coach Wyant's second with the women's program at Penn.
The Quakers went on to finish the season 14-3 overall, and fourth in the country after the CSA Howe Cup. Three players were named CSA All-America - Anaka Alankamony and Marie Stephan first-team, and Yan Xin Tan second-team - and three were named All-Ivy.Read more »
Gilly Lane C’07 was named the Head Coach of the men's squash program in March of 2016. Lane re-joined the Penn squash programs as an assistant coach in July 2013, and recently complete his two seasons as an assistant coach and one as an associate head coach under Jack Wyant at Penn.
In March of 2015, Lane was selected U.S. Squash men’s team at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada in July.
Lane helped guide the Penn women's squash team that went a perfect 7-0 in the Ivy League claiming the program's third Ivy League championship. The Quakers went on to finish the season 14-3 overall, and fourth in the country after the CSA Howe Cup. Three players were named CSA All-America - Anaka Alankamony and Marie Stephan first-team, and Yan Xin Tan second-team - and three were named All-Ivy.Read more »
Stuart Crawford was named Assistant Coach for Penn Squash in January of 2020. Crawford joined Penn after serving as an Assistant Coach at Amherst College for the past three seasons.
Crawford joined the collegiate ranks as a coach for the first time when he was hired as an assistant coach at Amherst College in 2016. Under his guidance, Amherst extended its run of consecutive Summers Cup appearances to ten seasons in a row, and in 2018-19 the program finished the season ranked #22 in the country.
Prior to his position at Amherst, Crawford coached overseas in his native Scotland. For the start of the 2015-16 season, Crawford was named Scottish National Coach. During that time, Crawford worked with several professional players while at the helm of Scottish Squash, including three top-40 players.
Following his retirement from professional squash in 2010, Crawford began his coaching career by joining Scottish Squash and serving as Assistant National Coach. Under his leadership, Crawford mentored the national junior program for five successful seasons before his promotion to National Coach.
A long-time professional squash player, Crawford was a five-time Scottish National Champion and a member of the Scottish National Team for 12 years. Crawford spent six years on the PSA Tour competing in events all over the globe. During his career, Crawford achieved a personal high World Ranking of 113 in February 2008. Crawford also recorded a PSA World Tour title by winning the Palasprint Open in Parma, Italy (November 2008).