October 9, 2013
Hameed Ahmed Joins Harvard Squash Coaching Staff
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Hameed Ahmed will join the Harvard squash coaching staff as an assistant coach, Mike Way, The Gregory Lee '87 and Russell Ball '88 Endowed Coach for Squash at Harvard University, announced today.
Ahmed comes to Harvard after spending the previous two seasons at his alma mater, the University of Rochester, as an assistant coach. During his time at Rochester he made a big impact on the squash program, coaching six athletes that earned All-America honors, 10 athletes that were named All-Liberty League and one athlete that was tabbed as Liberty League Player of the Year. Ahmed saw his team win back-to-back league titles and land the No. 5 spot in the national rankings for two consecutive seasons.
During his collegiate career at Rochester, Ahmed was a three time All-America selection and served as team captain for three seasons. The squad moved from the No. 16 spot in the nation to as high as No. 2 during the 2009-10 campaign.
Ahmed has also played for the Finnish National Team at six European Team Championships and three World Team Championships. He has won seven Finnish Junior Championships as well as three European Junior Grand Prix titles.
Ahmed earned a bachelor's degree in English in 2011. He was one of Finland's 2007 Fulbright Undergraduates who received a scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies in the United States. Ahmed also holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Rochester's Simon School of Business.