Smith College Squash’ Secret Weapon!

Very few college squash teams have assistant coaches as qualified and experienced as the Smith College Squash team’s Erin Robson!

  • Erin was the Head Coach of Squash and Tennis for Division III’s top team William’s College, leaving in 1997 to raise a family.
  • Erin is one of only two Division III squash coaches (Smith Head Coach Tim Bacon is the other) who hold’s a Master’s in Coaching – there are no Division I head coaches with an M.A. in coaching.
  • Erin has been the Head Coach at Smith on two occasions – as a graduate student in Smith College’s MSc. in Coaching program (prior to Williams) and during Tim’s medical leave to have a hip replacement during the 2008 season;
  • Erin has assisted at Smith for the past two seasons (see her coaching Alice Reznickova – GPA 3.99 in the video below) at last season’s Howe Cup, and also for a couple of year’s in the late 1990’s – including one season where she coached until her 8th month of pregnancy!

Tim Bacon discusses Erin’s contribution to the success of the team:

“It is wonderful to work with a coach who totally understands our approach and what we are trying to achieve, and can just jump in at any point no matter what the coaching topic!  Erin also brings a very different perspective to the type of feedback she gives to the team – always positive and always constructive.  Lastly, since we are running the team at a women’s college, it is very important to have such a great female squash role model.”

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