|Title:||Associate Head Coach|
|Previous College:||University of Rochester 2011|
|Home Address:||Murr Center Room 302|
Hameed Ahmed is entering his second season as associate head coach in 2019-20, and his seventh season with the Harvard squash program. Ahmed was elevated to his current post of the men's and women's programs in 2018, after five seasons as the assistant coach and communications and alumni relations coordinator.
Both the men's and women's programs have seen great success in Ahmed's six years with the Crimson. The men's side has amassed 76 wins, four Ivy League titles and two national championships (2014, 2019). The 2014 title was the Crimson's first since 1998. The women's side has also been strong under Ahmed, picking up 83 wins, five Ivy league championships and five consecutive national titles.
Ahmed came to Harvard in 2013, 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 represented the Finnish men’s senior national team at six European Team Championships and three World Team Championships in 2003-2011. He has won seven Finnish Junior Championships as well as three European Junior Grand Prix titles.
Ahmed is an active doubles player on the SDA Pro Tour and finished the 2018/19 season ranked as #15 in the world. In 2019, he was selected to serve on the SDA Board by his fellow tour members. The SDA Tour also voted him as the Most Improved Player in 2019.
Ahmed earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 2011 from the University of Rochester. He was one of Finland's 2007 Fulbright Undergraduates who received a scholarship to pursue undergraduate studies in the United States. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Rochester's Simon School of Business and he completed his Master of Liberal Arts degree in Finance from the Harvard Extension School in 2018.