Cauwels and Khan to Receive US Squash Nominations for USOPC Coaching Awards

Katline Cauwels (L) and Jahanzeb Khan

US Squash has announced that Katline Cauwels will be the US Squash nominee for the 2024 USOPC Coach of the Year Award, and Jahanzeb Khan will be the nominee for the 2024 USOPC Developmental Coach of the Year Award.

Cauwels and Khan will be recognized with the awards at a later date this year.

Since 1998, the USOPC National Coach of the Year nominee has honored the best coaches at the highest levels of the game.

Cauwels, a junior national champion in her native Belgium and former world No. 40 professionally, moved to the US in 2014 with her husband Shaun Moxham and children, Maddox and Savannah. Shortly after moving to the U.S. Cauwels and Moxham opened their first High Performance Academy MSquash in Port Chester, New York in 2018. Cauwels and Moxham developed MSquash into one of the leading squash programs in the country, producing numerous national champions and nationally-ranked players. Building on the program’s success, MSquash opened a second campus in South Norwalk, Connecticut in 2021.

The USOPC Developmental Coach of the Year nominee is a coach of a youth club, or high school, or a coach directly responsible for coaching athletes at the junior and/or elite level.

Khan, a native of Pakistan, has played an instrumental role in developing Houston into a squash hotbed. Khan spearheaded the founding of the Houston Squash Club in 2021, and his facility will host the 2024 World Junior Championships this summer. Khan’s program has both produced national-caliber juniors, and provided new opportunities for juniors in the region to compete nationally. The Houston Squash Club scholastic hybrid team has won national titles at the National Interscholastic Championships since its inception in 2019.