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Christopher Sachvie

Christopher Sachvie

Christopher Sachvie named head coach of Dickinson’s new squash teams

Christopher Sachvie

Christopher Sachvie has been named head coach of Dickinson’s new men’s and women’s squash teams.

Assistant squash coach Christopher Sachvie of Brown University has been named head coach of Dickinson’s new men’s and women’s squash teams.

Sachvie will direct the implementation of the Red Devil programs as they enter their inaugural season this fall. In addition to coaching for the Division I program at Brown, Sachvie was an assistant coach at St. Lawrence University (2010-12), where he earned a master’s of education, specializing in leadership.

A 2010 graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor of arts in sociology, Sachvie was a three-time All-American, a two-time All-Ivy selection and a three-year captain of the Big Red. He was voted by his teammates as the Most Valuable Player for three consecutive years.

As a junior player, Sachvie was a member of the Canadian Jr. National squad and a U.S. Open B19 Champion. He continues to play competitively and finished in the top 16 in the 2011 Canadian Men’s Nationals.

Sachvie also was one of six coaches selected to lead the Team Ontario juniors in the Battle of the Border, 2010-12, and has been a squash instructor at White Oaks Fitness and Racquet Club, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, since 2008.

For the past two summers he has coached some of the top players from Canada and the United States at the Power Squash Academy, founded by Jonathan Power, who is widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest squash players. Last summer Sachvie also coached under Scotland National coach Roger Flynn.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to launch the first-ever squash program at Dickinson,” says Sachvie. “It is a unique and fun opportunity to be able to build a program from scratch. I look forward to the challenges and gratification that will come with the process and success.”

Sachvie—and Dickinson’s new teams—also will have five brand new regulation-size squash courts on which to practice and compete. The courts are part of an expansion of the Kline Center, which will also house a new, larger fitness center, a café and an outdoor sport court.

“Chris brings an exceptional performance and coaching pedigree to the head coach position,” says Les Poolman, Dickinson’s athletic director and an avid squash player. “This is an exciting time for Red Devil collegiate athletics and for Chris, who has this extraordinary opportunity before him to recruit and develop players, lead a new varsity program and introduce squash culture to the campus community and beyond.”

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Published May. 8, 2014