Ong Beng Hee is based at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia where he will lead Team USA’s pursuit of excellence from junior development to US Squash’s High Performance Program (HPP) as the Ganek Family Head National Coach.
Ong, who is originally from Malaysia, is a two-time Asian Games gold medalist and former world No. 7. Ong’s squash career took root an hour away from Philadelphia at Princeton University, where he won the 1998 World Juniors. Over the course of his seventeen-year professional career, Ong won fifteen PSA titles and was consistently ranked among the world’s best, including thirty-one months in the top ten and nine years in the top twenty. Ong represented Malaysia in four Asian Games and two Commonwealth Games, earning Asian Games singles gold medals in 2002 and 2006 and eight medals total. Following his professional retirement in 2015, Ong led the Qatar national squash program as its Head National Coach for the past four years.