PSA Mourn Loss Of American Callahan
The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have today paid
tribute to former Princeton Men's squash coach, and one of the
most influential figures in American squash, Bob Callahan, who
tragically passed away on January 27, 2015 aged 59.
A respected squash coach, Callahan led the Princeton team for 32
years before his retirement in 2013 and led them to three
national titles, ten Ivy League Championships and saw Princeton
win more Skillman Awards for sportsmanship than any other
college in the US.
He also founded and ran the world’s oldest squash summer camp
and in 1998 directed the World Junior Men’s Championship - the
first time a world championship had been played in the US. He
leaves his wife, Kristen and five sons, all of whom played
squash under him at Princeton.
PSA Chief Executive Alex Gogh said: "We were devastated to hear
the news about Bob and our thoughts and condolences are with his
family and all his colleagues at US Squash and the collegiate
game at this very tough time.
"Bob was one of the most affable and likeable characters
involved within the squash community but also a man who was held
in the highest regard by all those who knew him and someone who
inspired other. He will be sorely missed."