Squash Coach Peter Robson Retires

Squash Coach Peter Robson Retires

Peter Robson, Head Coach of Amherst College's men's squash team since 1987, and Head Coach of the women's squash team since 2010, retired from the College on October 30, 2019.  During his years with the College, Coach Robson supported Amherst racket athletics in other ways, serving as men's tennis coach and teaching in the Physical Education Department.  As a head coach with one of the longest tenures with the College, his presence on the court will be missed by many. 

Coach Robson has been conferred the title "Coach Emeritus" in light of his many years of service to the College.  His career highlights include:

 

Women's Squash
Career Coaching Record

2010-11: 16-8
 2011-12: 13-10
2012-13: 14-9
2013-14: 11-9
2014-15: 13-6
2015-16: 11-6
2016-17: 13-7
 2017-18: 11-9 
 2018-19: 8-11 

Men's Squash
Career Coaching Record

  1987-90: 28-31
    1990-00: 156-79
  2000-10: 87-97
2010-11: 14-9
2011-12: 13-8
  2012-13: 12-13
2013-14: 7-12
2014-15: 7-12
2015-16: 7-10
2016-17: 7-13
2017-18: 8-12
2018-19: 8-10

Quick Facts 

  • Four CSA Walker Cup Titles (2012, 2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Member of the College Squash Association (CSA) Executive Committee for 15 years, former president (2000-2004)
  • Former Director of International Squash "Centre for Excellence"
  • CSRA and WPSA Certified Coach
  • Led men's squash team to #2 College Squash Association ranking
  • Led men's tennis team to 10 NCAA Tournament appearances, four consecutive NESCAC Championships (1990-1993) and five straight Little Three titles (1990-1994)
  • Previously Held No. 1 Player Ranking in the USA and was ranked within Canada's Top-20 Players.