U.S. SQUASH recognized three coaches with the 2009 U.S. Olympic Committee Coach of the Year honors. In receiving this award, all three coaches are also nominated for the USOC Coach of the Year among all National Sports Governing Bodies. Jack Wyant was named National Coach of the Year, Terry Eagle, the Developmental Coach of the Year and Alec Wysoker, the Volunteer Coach of the Year.
Wyant has been the head coach of the U.S. Junior Women’s team since 2006 and led the 2009 team to a fourth place finish, matching their best ever result. Born in Cincinnati (OH), Wyant was a three-time All-America and four-time All-Ivy player at Princeton University. He is currently the head Women’s Squash coach at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Delaware with his wife Amelia and his son John.
Eagle has headed the squash program at Cate School in Santa Barbara (CA) since 1988. Cate is one of only five high school programs in California, and Eagle’s squad defeated them all this season, dropping just four individual matches along the way. In the past five seasons, eight of Cate’s players have gone on to play college squash with three more expected this year to compete. Eagle is also president of the board for the Santa Barbara School of Squash, an urban program for children from at risk schools.
Wysoker has been a volunteer coach at SquashBusters for 13 years making him the longest standing urban squash volunteer in the country. He has given thousands of hours of time to teach, coach and mentor SquashBusters students. He has participated in more than 10 community service projects and more than 500 squash and academic practices. Every student to be involved with Squash busters knows Alec and has been impacted by his spirit of giving and caring.