Dinerman History of Trinity Squash Released

October 19, 2023 - Rob Dinerman's latest book, A History Of Squash At Trinity College, was released this past weekend as part of the October 14th Celebration of Paul Assaiante's legendary coaching career on the college's leafy campus in Hartford, CT. The 324-page book, which is filled with candid, action and team photos and was  published by the Millennium Printing Corporation in suburban Boston, thoroughly chronicles both the eight-decade history of the Trinity men's squash program and the five-decade history of its women's program.

Assaiante, who was the men's head coach throughout the 29-year period from 1994-2023, led the team to record-shattering achievements --- most notably 17 national team championships (including 13 straight , encompassing a 252-match winning streak, from 1999-2011) and 22 final-round advances in the 23-year period from 1997-2019 --- while his women's counterpart Wendy Bartlett, guided her teams to three national team championships and 10 final-round appearances and is entering her milestone 40th season as women's head coach in 2023-24. Both Coaches Assaiante and Bartlett are members of the College Squash Association Hall of Fame.

Their 29 years of overlap constitutes by far the longest shared coaching years in the history of college squash, which marked its milestone 100th season this past winter (since the first-ever college match, in which Harvard beat Yale 4-1, was contested in February 1923). The book describes the entire sweep of Trinity College squash, from its humble beginning during the early 1930's through the glory years, and the manuscript is liberally sprinkled with fascinating vignettes and "under-the-hood" stories  Dinerman has previously written Histories of squash at both Harvard and Princeton --- as well as of squash at prep schools Deerfield, St. Paul's, Deerfield, Episcopal Academy and Brunswick School and of tennis at Princeton --- so this Trinity College Squash History completes the trilogy of the three leading college squash programs. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of A History Of Squash At Trinity College can do so by writing to Sean Khosrowshahi --- at sean.khosrowshahi@gmail.com --- who is a member of the recently-formed Trinity Squash Alumni Committee.