Joe Raho, the assistant squash coach at Brown University since 2014, has been hired as the next head coach of the Tufts University men's and women's squash programs.
“I am very excited to welcome Joe to Tufts to lead our men's and women's squash teams,” said Director of Athletics John Morris. “He embodies everything we were looking for in our next head coach. He has a genuine passion for the sport and his values align completely with the ideals that we stand for at Tufts Athletics.”
At Brown, Raho assisted head coach Stuart leGassick with the men’s and women’s teams. Both programs were ranked among the College Squash Association (CSA) top 20 throughout Raho’s tenure. In 2017, the Bears’ women’s team was ranked 11th and the men were 19th in the final CSA poll.
Previously, Raho was an assistant coach at Greenwich Academy, as well as the assistant squash pro at Round Hill Country Club.
Raho, who grew up in Rye, is a 2009 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, from which he received a degree in History. He was captain of the men’s squash team during his senior year, and he chaired the community service committee of the Penn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
A two-time U.S. Junior Squash champion, in 2004, Raho was a member of the U.S. team that competed at the World Junior Squash Championships in Islamabad, Pakistan.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to be named the next head squash coach at Tufts University,” Raho said. “I hope that at Tufts I can help our men and women on the varsity squash teams find that perfect balance between achieving everything they can in the classroom while still reaching their full potential in squash. Tufts seems to be a special place, and I only say that because of the countless stories I have heard from alumni, staff, and current student-athletes who have told me how much the school means to them. I am very much looking forward to being part of the Jumbo family.”