Princeton, NJ — On November 19th, Princeton University announced that the men’s head squash coaching position will be named in honor of retired coach Bob Callahan. Sean Wilkinson, the men’s coach at Princeton since 2013, will be the the Robert W. Callahan ’77 Head Coach of Men’s Squash.
The named position will be established by a group of Princeton squash alumni and friends to honor Callahan’s legacy. Callahan coached at Princeton from 1981 to 2013, leading the Tigers’ team and players to over 300 victories, three national championships (Potter Cups), ten individual titles (Pool Trophies), seven Skillman Awards (senior player and sportsman), two Sloane Awards (team sportsmanship), five intercollegiate doubles titles, eleven Ivy League titles, fourteen Ivy League Players of the Year, and twelve Ivy League Rookies of the Year.
Callahan was inducted into the Men’s College Squash Hall of Fame at the end of the 2013 – 2014 season.
“Bob inspired generations of Princeton student-athletes, and continues to do so every day,” Wilkinson told GoPrincetonTigers.com. “I am grateful to be associated with his legacy. We will continue to work hard to achieve the high standards of sportsmanship and success that are synonymous with Bob’s teams.”
Princeton joins several other schools in having named squash coaching positions. In 2013, Dartmouth established the Douglas “Digger” Donahue 1973 Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Squash, which is held by Hansi Wiens. Harvard’s Mike Way is the Gregory Lee ’87 and Russell Ball ’88 Endowed Coach for Squash. Brown University’s Stuart le Gassick is the Broadbent Family Head Coaching Chair for Squash Racquets, and Joseph Raho is the Steel Family Assistant Coaching Chair for Squash.