Wilson Confirmed As Coach1 May 2019
Former professional Glen Wilson has been appointed the Squash NZ 2019 World Men’s team coach and National HP Squad coach.
Wilson is well known and respected in the squash fraternity having reached a career high world ranking of 24 and won medals at Commonwealth Games level. He was also the head coach for the successful New Zealand Squash team at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games team last year.
The Squash New Zealand men’s national team will compete at the World Men’s Team Championships 2019 in Washington DC, 15-21 December this year.
The World Team Championships is a prestigious event that attracts the top players from around the globe and for the first time in the event’s 50-year history the biennial championship will be staged in the United States. The New Zealand team finished sixth two years ago in France.
“I’m extremely honoured to have been selected as the 2019 men’s team head coach as well as the National Squash Head Coach. It wil be exciting to work more closely with our leading players and to help in their development while focusing on the Men’s World Championship in Washington DC end of the year.”
Wilson’s role will be targeting a successful campaign including preparation for the team champs and towards the future and assisting Squash NZ to achieve its strategic goal of international success.
Currently Paul Coll is the top New Zealand ranked player with a world ranking of No.6. Campbell Grayson is second ranked followed by Evan Williams. There are a number of younger players now challenging for team selection.
Additionally Wilson has been confirmed in the latest intake of coaches to the High Performance Sport New Zealand Coach Accelerator Programme which is a three-year professional development programme that aims to increase New Zealand’s pool of world-class coaches, capable of producing more World, Olympic and Paralympic champions.
The programme draws upon a variety of principles from social, action learning, applying coaching a leadership skill and other initiatives.