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Walters Steps Down

Lewis Walters.
Lewis Walters.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Lewis Walters, Yale assistant squash coach, has stepped down after a very successful five years of working with the Yale men's and women's teams. Head coach Dave Talbott announced the news Tuesday.

Since arriving in fall of 2012, Walters has used his playing experience to improve individual players and the team overall.  He was instrumental in the men's team's 2016 Ivy League and National Championships. 

Walters is stepping down at Yale to become the head coach at the University of Nottingham, U.K.,  beginning in the fall of 2018.  In the meantime, he will serve as the head professional at the Nottingham Squash Club and serve as assistant for a year at the University before assuming the head coaching position. 

Walters came to Yale  from Nottingham, where he turned professional in 2007.  Ranked in the top 100 in the Professional Squash Association World Rankings, he has continued to compete and maintain his ranking while coaching the Yale squash teams full-time.  As a dual citizen, he represents Jamaica when competing for his National Team.  Walters had also represented England prior to his playing for the Jamaican National Team.  He has achieved global success as a player, and has now established himself as a high-level college coach. He was also a big part of Yale's recruiting and off-court training.
 
"All of us at Yale Squash are indebted to Lewis for his five years of coaching the Yale Squash Team," said Talbott. "Lewis has also been a big part of the Yale Squash Community and Squash Haven [Yale's squash-based youth development program].  He has lived in New Haven for five years and been part of the overall New Haven Community as well. We thank him for his great service and wish him well in his new endeavor."