CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 26) – MIT squash head coach Thierry Lincou has been selected to serve as a member of the coaching staff for Team USA at the 2016 World Squash Federation (WSF) Women's World Team Championship, which will be held in Paris, France from November 28 through December 3 of this year.
"It is an honor to have been selected as a US National Coach and to represent Team USA in the upcoming World Championships," said Lincou. "I am delighted and proud to see that I have been able to transfer my knowledge and my experience of 18 years of a professional playing career into the coaching world. Coming from a little French island in the Indian Ocean called Réunion, it feels special."
Last year, Lincou led the MIT squash team to its best season in program history as the Engineers concluded the 2015-16 campaign with a record of 18-9. It marked the first time in which MIT had topped 15 wins in a singles season and only the ninth time since the program began that the Cardinal and Gray have registered double-digit victories. In just two seasons with the Engineers, Lincou has guided MIT to a 29-19 record and has had four student-athletes selected to compete at the College Squash Association (CSA) Individual National Championships.
After an outstanding playing career, being named a World Champion and World No. 1, it is clear that Lincou still has what it takes to pursue excellence in the squash world. "I am looking forward to this new challenge with Team USA and of course continuing to put MIT Squash on the Map!" said Lincou. "This opportunity will certainly bring worldwide exposure to the program."