Squash Universe chats with Niki Clement, head men’s and women’s varsity squash coach at Haverford College. Her Haverford teams have won four division titles, the Barnaby Award for most improvement (2013-14 season) and the Clarence C. Chaffee Award for sportsmanship, teamwork, character, and improvement (2015-16 season). Niki is a 2006 graduate of Bowdoin College, where she was two-time All-America honoree, four-time most valuable player and recipient of the Lucy L. Shulman Trophy for most outstanding female athlete. Her career wins total is the most in Bowdoin squash history. She began coaching while still at Bowdoin and joined the professional tour in 2009. In the second of a three-part interview, Niki talks about starting her college coaching career, her coaching philosophy, advice to juniors, college walk-ons and adjusting to the college game.
Cover photo credit: Haverford College Athletics