AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men's and women's squash programs welcome Stuart George as the new Assistant Coach where he joins Peter Robson, and assistant coaches Stuart Crawford and Graham Gal as they enter the 2019 competition.
"It's a completely new and exciting journey I've embarked on. I am really excited to get the opportunity to work with my former national coach at Amherst after being coached by him in the Scottish national team in the national center in Edinburgh, UK. I am also delighted to have the opportunity to learn from the wealth of 31 years' experience of Coach Robson" says George.
As a player, George was a Scottish Men's Internationalist, playing for Scotland in the Men's European Championships. A member of the Scottish Sport Institute Performance team, he was a two-time West of Scotland Regional Player of the Year and a two-time West of Scotland Open Winner. George reached 262nd in the PSA world rankings before having to withdraw due to a sickness. After reentering the tour, he climbed to 423rd and has plans to compete in the 2019 European Championships in Birmingham, UK. Currently sitting third in the Scottish Rankings, George has also won multiple National Scottish Gold event championships.
George worked as a head coach at the Giffnock Squash, Tennis and Hockey Club where he ran the biggest squash junior excellence program in the country. He coached the U-19 national team at the European Championships as a Scottish Assistant Performance National coach and also served as an Assistant West Regional Performance coach where he worked with the best national and regional juniors in the country.
George found success in coaching at the University level when he led Heriot Watt University to a men's national championship. He also coached at Edinburgh University where the women's squash team received a British national ranking of second overall.