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 »
Emery Maine Greenwood, a two-time College Squash Association (CSA) All-America at Princeton during her collegiate days, enters her first season as an assistant coach with Penn Squash in 2016-17.
Although she played at Princeton, Maine Greenwood is no stranger to Penn Squash. In addition to her four years competing against the Red and Blue, she watched her younger brother, Jack, play four years of squash at Penn where he was a two-time team captain before graduating in 2015.Read more »
Joe Raho, the assistant squash coach at Brown University since 2014, was hired as the next head coach of the Tufts University men's and women's squash programs in August 2017.
Raho is a 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He replaces Joe McManus, who guided the Jumbos for five seasons from 2012-17.
At Brown, Raho assisted head coach Stuart leGassick with the men's and women's teams. Both programs were ranked among the College Squash Association (CSA) top 20 throughout Raho's tenure. In 2017, the Bears' women's team was ranked 11th and the men were 19th in the final CSA poll.
"I am very excited to welcome Joe to Tufts to lead our men's and women's squash teams," said Director of Athletics John Morris. "With his experiences as a student-athlete at Penn and as an assistant coach at Brown, he embodies everything we were looking for in our next head coach. He has a genuine passion for the sport and his values align completely with the ideals that we stand for at Tufts Athletics."
"The Jumbos now possess a hard-working, conscientious individual who cares deeply about the student-athlete experience," Coach leGassick said. "The squash program is in safe hands and I am already looking forward to some great Brown-Tufts matches."
Before Brown, Coach Raho was an assistant coach at Greenwich Academy as well as the assistant squash pro at Round Hill Country Club in New York.
Raho graduated from Penn in 2009 with a degree in History. He was captain of the men’s squash team during his senior year at Penn, and he was the chair of the community service committee of the Penn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
"It is truly an honor and a privilege to be named the next head squash coach at Tufts University," Raho said. "I hope that at Tufts I can help our men and women on the varsity squash teams find that perfect balance between achieving everything they can in the classroom while still reaching their full potential in squash. Tufts seems to be a special place, and I only say that because of the countless stories I have heard from alumni, staff and current student-athletes who have told me how much the school means to them. I am very much looking forward to being part of the Jumbo family."
Prior to Penn, Raho was a two-time U.S. Junior Squash champion. In 2004, he was a member of the U.S. team that competed at the World Junior Squash Championships in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Both Jumbo squash teams finished the 2016-17 season with winning records. The women posted a 17-7 record and were the #19 team in the final CSA rankings. The Tufts men were 14-10 last season and were ranked 28th nationally.Read more »
Tracy Zimmer has been at Penn since 2010 and serves an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Zimmer designs and implements programs for Men & Women's Squash, Men's Lacrosse, Men & Women's Cross Country, Track & Field (Jumpers), Women's Rowing, and Women's Tennis.
In addition to coaching athletic teams, Zimmer also handles all administrative details for the strength and conditioning department including the use of SpartaTrac Technology for Penn Sports Performance.
In 2010, Zimmer earned her Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from Temple University. While at Temple, she was a member of the women's lacrosse team and a two-time team captain. As a senior, she was named first-team All-Atlantic 10 and also earned a spot on the conference's All-Tournament Team. Zimmer earned her Master's in Sport Psychology from Temple in 2014.
Zimmer is also the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Holy Family University and works with Ultimate Lacrosse as the head and assistant coach for various teams and age groups throughout the Pennsylvania/New Jersey area.
Zimmer has also competed in the sport of powerlifting, and holds the Pennsylvania state squat record (182.5kg) in USAPL. Zimmer is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, and USA Track Level 1 Coach.
Amy Gross, M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed. helps clients identify and improve areas that are critical for successful performance and brings a strengths-based approach to every client interaction. Her collaborative and results-driven philosophy equips clients with the tools needed to reach their potential.
Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Yale University and holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Counseling and Mental Health Services and Professional Counseling and Psychology.