Women's Squash Coaching Staff
COACH PETER ROBSON
Peter Robson returns for his 19th season as head coach of the nationally-ranked men's program with over 190 wins to his credit and a wealth of experience in national and international squash. Before coming to Amherst, Robson served as the squash professional at the Heights Casino Club in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was instrumental in developing one of the strongest junior squash programs in the nation, fielding upwards of 50 nationally ranked players each year. He is also certified by both the Canadian Squash Racket and Professional Squash Associations and serves as the Director of the International Squash "Centre for Excellence." In the off-season, Robson has mentored the highly successful Amherst men's tennis team, coaching his squads to ten NCAA Tournament appearances, capturing four consecutive NESCAC Championships (1990-93) and five straight Little Three titles (1990-94) along the way.
COACH TOM CARMEAN
Coach Tom Carmean enters his first season with the women's program after five years as assistant coach in the men's program. The head lacrosse coach, his move from co-head coach to the top slot on the sidelines paid immediate dividends in 2001, as a reborn men's lacrosse program jumped out to an impressive 5-1 start, followed by a 9-7 campaign in 2002, a 10-5 mark in 2003, an 11-5 season in 2004 and an 11-4 slate in 2005, showing signs that a future in the NESCAC's upper echelon is immanent. Carmean - a three-time All-America at the University of Massachusetts and veteran of 11 seasons in professional lacrosse - draws from a wealth of experience in the college and pro game. During a standout collegiate playing career, he was recognized as one of the top attackmen in the nation, twice leading the Minutemen to the NCAA Quarterfinals before graduating with a degree in English in 1988. From there, he tutored his former UMass teammates as a graduate assistant coach, earning a master's degree in education in 1992. In 10 seasons of pro indoor lacrosse, Carmean was a five-time All-League selection and led the Major Indoor Lacrosse League's Boston Blazers to a trio of appearances in the League Championship Series. He also suited up for the M.I.L.L.'s New York Saints and Rochester Nighthawks, and played with the Bridgeport Barrage, an outdoor professional team, in 2003. Along the way, the Ithaca, N.Y., native coached three seasons at nearby South Hadley High School before accepting an assistant coaching position at Amherst in 1999.