Luke Hammond joined the Harvard coaching staff in September, 2011 and currently leads recruiting for both the men’s and women’s teams. Hammond enters his sixth season with the Crimson in 2016-17.
In his first season, he helped lead the Crimson men to a third-place finish (best in five years) and the women to an Ivy League title and national championship. In his second season, he assisted in earning another national championship for the women and a shared Ivy title and second-place national finish for the men. His third season saw two more Ivy titles and the first men's national championship since 1998. His fourth season saw continued success as the women's team took home it third national title in four years and the men's team won its third-consecutive Ivy championship.
In 2015-16, Hammond guided the women's team to its second-straight national championship and the Ivy League title, while the men's team finished tied for second in the league.
During the summer, Hammond teaches at camps at both Harvard and Yale. He co-directs the Next Step Squash Junior Program at the Murr Center. Previously he taught alongside Jonathon Power and Thierry Lincou, both former world No. 1 players.
Hammond is a Level III certified coach and instructor for the US Squash Level 1 and Level II courses. He serves as the College Squash Liaison on the Massachusetts Squash Board.
Before joining the Crimson, Hammond coached for three years at SquashBusters, an urban squash program in Boston. There he guided his players to three Urban Team National Finals and one Urban Team National Championship.
A 2008 graduate of Kenyon, Hammond earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and environmental studies. He was a midfielder on the lacrosse team and made two NCAA tournament appearances. As captain of the squash team, he managed all aspects of their emerging program.