Aug. 23, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Dave Talbott, the head coach of Yale men's squash the last 21 years, has added head coach of the women's team to his duties.
Talbott, who has two national titles with the men, takes over a women's team that went undefeated, won the national title (Howe Cup), the Ivy title and boasted the individual national champion in 2003-04.
His Bulldog men won the national championship in 1989 and 1990 and own a 268-63 record since Talbott arrived in New Haven in 1983. Yale has won at least 10 matches in each of the last 18 years.
Talbott, a native of Dayton, Ohio, had a distinguished playing career as a professional obtaining a ranking as high as 12th in North America. He won the 1989 and 1990 World Professional Squash Association Legends Championship (35 and over), beating three of the famed Khan brothers on the way to the title.
Talbott has served squash in many capacities beyond his playing and coaching. He was secretary and pro tour coordinator for the World Professional Squash Association and is the president of the Men's Intercollegiate Association.
In addition, Talbott has served numerous times as director of the Intercollegiate Team Championships and helped host many junior and senior national championships.
Mark Talbott, Dave's younger brother and the head coach of the Yale women from 1998 to 2004, resigned his head coaching position last month and will be Stanford's new Director of Squash.