US Squash announced that Celia Allamargot and Alex Stait will serve in the Assistant Junior Women’s and Junior Men’s National Coach positions respectively for the 2015-2016 season, including the 2016 World Junior Championships to be held in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. Scott Devoy and Adam Hamill will continue to serve in their Head Coach roles.
The US Squash Regional Squad program is credited with having generated such a strong candidate pool. The Regional programs provides top juniors regular access to the best coaches on a consistent basis. The Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach Paul Assaiante commented, “We are so fortunate to have access to the very best coaches in the world, right here in the U.S. All of the candidates were exceptional, and most of them will continue to serve in a critical role as Regional coaches. Lynn Leong, the outgoing Junior Women’s Assistant, set a very high standard for Celia, having coached the team to two second place finishes at Worlds. Gilly Lane been has a great servant to the junior men’s national team, and we are pleased that he will continue to lead and influence our top juniors in future national team initiatives.”
Celia Allamargot is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT. Celia has been an Assistant Regional Coach for Connecticut and brings a unique set of attributes to the coaching team by combining a highest world ranking of 60, a six year member of the French national team (2004-2010), 4-time junior national champion with a Masters in Sports Management.
In addition to the Assistant Junior Men’s role, Alex Stait currently serves the Director of Squash at Agnes Irwin School, Villanova, PA. He has been the Pennsylvania Head Regional Coach for three years, has traveled with Team USA to the Battle of the Border and British Junior Open and has partnered with US Squash as a US Squash Coaching Certification Level 3 Instructor. From Gloucestershire, England, Alex reached a highest world ranking of 53 before taking up the Head Coach position at a prominent English club and working with England Squash and their elite juniors and coaches.