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Friends of Dartmouth Squash THE FRIENDS OF DARTMOUTH SQUASH SUPPORTS THE BIG GREEN'S WOMEN'S AND MEN'S VARSITY SQUASH TEAMS

The Friends of Dartmouth Squash was founded in the fall of 1980. Since then, alumni, parents, friends and fans of Dartmouth Squash have generously supported the squash program, enabling the teams to consistently place in the top ten in the nation. The Friends also hosts special events, offers career networking and job & intern placement and mentors current team members.

Thank you to the Friends of Dartmouth Squash Advisory Board, which consists of the program’s most generous donors and volunteers, for helping Dartmouth to build engagement and support around today's student athletes.

Adrian Booth '95

Andra Newman '99

Av Bhavsar '92 P'23

Bob Jahrling '79

Bob Lider '71

Bruce Brickman P'17

Chris Brownell '87 P'18 P'23

Chris Hanson '13

Crosby Baker '04

David Field P'17

David Kinsley '89

Digger Donahue '73 P'04 P'06

Gary Giegerich P'18 P'19

Heather Smith '98

Jack Herrick '60 P'88 P'91

Janet Hanson P'13

Jen Gabler '85

Jenny Gallagher '96

Jim Zug '91

John Blasberg P'20

Jon Old '82 P'17

Marc Devorsetz '84

Matt Hoffman '82 P'16 P'19

Michael Eberstadt '89 P'20

Mike Loucks P'08 P'13

Nelson Heumann P'18

Nicholas Sisodia '12

Peer Pedersen '78

Reed Webster '83

Rob Meilen '84

Robin Kaiser '83 P'16 P'18 P'22

Sascha Greatrex '95

Scott Kennedy '05

Sridhar Tallapragada '92

Steve Mandel '78 P'09 P'11

Taylor Thomas '88 TU'94

Tench Coxe '80 P'21

Tom Roberts P'19

Trisha Estill '96

Yu Oen P'20

IMPACT OF FRIENDS SUPPORT

Every Ivy League varsity team requires resources beyond the institutional budget to be truly successful. Your support through the Friends programs enhances our ability to train, schedule, travel and operate our programs. You help us to transform good into great. Over time, increased support from Friends like you has made more and more possible for Big Green student-athletes, who benefit in so many ways.

TEAM TRAVEL: Funded in large part through the generosity of Friends of Squash, the squash teams are able to fly to places such as Florida, Las Vegas and Georgia for a training trip. Without Friends support covering flights, lodging, and meals, these trips would not be possible.

These trips are critical in the development of the team on and off the court!
The team has been able to not only travel to the West Coast, but also to Canada and the Cayman Islands thanks to the additional Friends support.

TECHNOLOGY: All the courts will be equipped with a new PlaySight system that will allow us to stream all our matches live, as well as record them for in-depth post-match analysis. There will also be several large screens throughout the court area for spectators to be able to see the overall match results in real time, all in one place.

EQUIPMENT: Several equipment enhancements are made possible through Friends of Dartmouth Squash. Each player receives two top-of-the-line racquets from the program, and Friends support absorbs the costs of stringing, grips and balls for each player.

TEAM GEAR: Friends funds are used to purchase team gear, such as backpacks and racquet bags.

TRAINING TOOLS: The team recently purchased their first set of ROXs Pros - interactive training systems that will allow players to work on reaction times via multi-sensory stimulation with light, sound, and vibration.

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FRIENDS OF DARTMOUTH SQUASH ACCORDING TO JIM ZUG '91:

In the fall of 1980, Aggie Kurtz, the women’s coach, and Chuck Kinyon, the men’s coach, founded the Friends. A driving force was Fred Oman ’56. Oman played on the squash team under legendary coach Red Hoehn; he was also captain of the golf team.

In 1980 he worked with the coaches and the College to create the Friends: it was the one of the first Friends groups at Dartmouth and one of the first Friends groups for any varsity squash program in the country. Previously the squash group had been folded into the tennis group, an all-encompassing racquets cohort.

To create the Friends, they separated the squash out and combined the women and men’s programs—it was the first friends group at Dartmouth where the women and men were combined.

In 1984 Jack Herrick '60 became the chair of FDS. Herrick, a global leader in squash and a world champion in the 45+ masters division in 1983, was a driving force behind the new squash facility in Berry Sports Center, opened in the fall of 1987; and the renovations of the facility in 1994 and 2002.

Today more than two hundred supporters give annually to FDS, making it one of the largest and most successful. friends group in collegiate squash.

DARTMOUTH SQUASH HEAD COACHES

Tom Dent 1937-38 (m)

Red Hoehn 1938-1963 (m)

Wayne VanVoorhees 1963-1966 (m)

John Kenfield 1966-1977 (m)

Aggie Kurtz 1972-1989 (w)

Kirk Randall 1977-1980 (m)

Chuck Kinyon 1980-1989 (m)

Mary Hulbert 1989-1991 (w)

Jim McCracken 1989-1993 (m; men & women in 1992-93)

Rob Bruno 1991-1992 (w)

Chris Brownell '87 1993-1998 (m & w)

John Power 1998-99-2009 (m & w)

Hansi Wiens 2009-10-present (m & w)

DARTMOUTH SQUASH ASSISTANT COACHES

Kirk Randall 1974-1977

Jeff Hamilton 1984-1986

Richard Danforth 1986-1988

Dave Jones 1983-1988

Rob Adams 1990-1991

Lex Miron 1993-94

Josh Horowitz 1994-1995

Ken Cucuel 1994-2015

Shirin Kaufman 1995-1996; 1999-2000

Craig Daly 1997-1999

Kirby Sinclair 2000-2001

Ricki Silbesher 2001-2002

David Heath 2002-2005

Paul Frank 2005-2006

Nadine Power, 2006-2010

Glen Wilson 2006-2007

Hansi Wiens 2007-2009

Busani Xaba 2010-2012

Theo Woodward 2012-2017

Chris Hanson 2015-2017

Gary Gargan 2017-2018

Luke Forster 2019-present

CHAIRS OF FRIENDS OF DARTMOUTH SQUASH

Fred Oman '56 1980-1984

Jack Herrick '60 1984-2010

Jim Zug '91 2010-present

Chris Brownell '86 2011-2018

Jen Gabler '86 2018-present

PHOTOS FROM PAST DARTMOUTH SQUASH EVENTS