Princeton Day School is pleased to announce that Asad Khan has been named the School’s Resident Squash Professional, effective September 1, 2020. With the opening of a new 30,000 square foot Athletic Center–which includes a Squash Wing with four international courts–the School wanted to make a clear statement about its commitment to the Squash Program. Khan’s experience as both a collegiate squash player and a seasoned coach at top independent schools over the last decade will allow him to have an immediate impact on the School’s interscholastic teams as well as the developmental PE programs for younger players.
Coach Khan is currently the Head Squash Professional at Nardin Academy, a PK-12 girls school in Buffalo, NY, where he has built a program within the school’s new squash facility. Prior to Nardin, he spent four years at the Haverford School as the Director of Squash. At Haverford, Khan coached both the middle school and upper school teams, leading Haverford to three national championships and several league titles during his time there. He began his independent school coaching career as the Head Squash Coach at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA.
Director of Squash and PDS Middle School teacher Matt Trowbridge stated, “Having coached against Asad in the past, I have witnessed firsthand his expertise and care in coaching players of varied ages. With our beautiful new facility next year, we have the opportunity right here on campus to develop players of all levels to reach great heights in this game. Asad Khan is a perfect fit to help implement the intentional and exciting steps we have planned for next year and beyond. He will help introduce the game to some of our youngest students via the PE program, will work with each of our interscholastic teams, and will be available for lessons and clinics after school beginning in September.”
"I am thrilled to be joining Princeton Day School’s squash coaching team," Asad stated. "It is an honor to be the first resident professional of a squash program at such a prestigious institute. I am looking forward to bringing my experience, expertise and passion for the game to assist Matt Trowbridge and Dede Webster in building one of the best school squash programs in the country. I am grateful for the opportunity."
Photo: Asad Khan, new resident squash professional at Princeton Day School