A History Of Harvard Squash During The Mike Way Coaching Era (2010-2021) Released

Dateline December 17, 2021 --- Rob Dinerman’s most recent book, A History Of Harvard Squash During The Mike Way Coaching Era (2010-2021) --- a leather-bound, 186-page sequel to his original Harvard Squash History that was published in 2015 and covered the period from the program’s inception in 1922 through the 2009-10 season --- was released earlier this month. It chronicles the stirring most recent chapter of the greatest extended dynasty in the annals of college squash and describes in full a host of accomplishments during the past decade that include 11 national intercollegiate team championships (eight Howe Cup titles by the women’s team and three Potter Cup triumphs by the men’s) and 12 national intercollegiate individual championships, hence 23 national intercollegiate championships overall. The book covers the multitude of exciting matches that were played over the course of that time frame, both the exhilarating wins and the heartbreaking losses, as well as the exploits of current PSA superstars Ali Farag ’14, the reigning World Open champion, and Amanda Sobhy ’15, currently ranked third on the PSA tour; the record six-straight (and counting) national women’s team titles (highlighted by a 2018-19 season in which the team went wire-to-wire without losing a single match, posting 9-0 scores throughout); and the Howe Cup/Potter Cup “double” in both that season and the following one, all accomplished under the direction of one of the most dynamic and successful coaches in the history of any sport.

The latter’s personality and unique coaching philosophy permeate the manuscript, which also features dozens of action, candid and team photos and a full Appendix of team records, All-American designations and award winners. This book truly “completes the picture” of Harvard squash as the Crimson program enters its 100th men’s season and 50th women’s season. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy can do so here.