Cambridge, MA — The following is a statement from Harvard University:
Nichols Family Director of Athletics Bob Scalise announced Tuesday that the appointment for Satinder Bajwa, head coach for Harvard men’s and women’s squash, will not be renewed for the 2010-11 season.
Bajwa recently completed his 11th season at Harvard with the Crimson women’s team completing a perfect season at 12-0 with the CSA national championship. This year’s teams also saw Crimson players win the individual national championships on both the men’s and women’s side of the court. Harvard players have won two team and five individual CSA championships under Bajwa. The men’s squash claimed four Ivy League titles, while the women’s squash grabbed five Ancient Eight crowns during Bajwa’s stint with the programs.
“I appreciate the hard work that coach Bajwa demonstrated on behalf of Harvard men’s and women’s squash during his tenure,” said Scalise. “We have decided to go in a different direction with the leadership of the program.”
Harvard squash has won a total of 43 national championships, including 31 on the men’s side and 12 for the women’s team. In addition, the men have won 36 Ivy League crowns, while the women have been the conference champion on 17 occasions. Thirty-three Harvard men have been the recipient of the Pool Trophy, given to the individual national champion, while 11 women have earned the Ramsay Cup, presented to the national champion.
Scalise also announced that a national search for a successor will begin immediately.