Robert W. Callahan

Bob Callahan is the legendary coach at Princeton University. Raised in Philadelphia, he learned squash at The Cynwyd Club with pro Norm Brammall and played for Episcopal Academy. At Princeton he played on three national title teams, including his senior year when he captained the Tigers to an undefeated season in 1976-77. A two-time All American, he was ranked fifth in the intercollegiates his senior year. In 1981 he returned to Princeton as men’s coach. In his thirty-one seasons, he has a record of 315-71. He has led the Tigers to national team titles in 1982, 1993 and 2012, as well as eleven Ivy League titles. He also has coached five players to the national intercollegiate individual championship (Jeff Stanley in 1987 and 1988; Peter Yik in 1999 and 2000; David Yik in 2001; Yasser El Halaby in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006; and Todd Harrity in 2011). Bob founded the nation’s first major squash camp in 1982 and has run it continuously ever since. In the late 1980s, he won the 30+ National Singles as well as the Professional Teaching Pro Championship, and in 1998 he directed the World Junior Men’s Championships at Princeton, the first time the U.S. had ever hosted a world singles championship.