Class of 2011 honorees Robert W. Callahan and Joyce V. Davenport will be officially inducted to the U.S. SQUASH Hall of Fame during the 2012 Delaware Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships taking place in Philadelphia this October 4th – 12th.
Bob Callahan is a legendary coach at Princeton University. Raised in Philadelphia, he learned his squash at Merion Cricket Club and played for Episcopal Academy. At Princeton he played on three national title teams, including his senior year when he captained the Tigers to an undefeated season in 1976-77. A two-time All American, he was ranked fifth in the intercollegiates his senior year. He has led the Tigers to national team titles in 1982, 1993 and 2012, as well as eleven Ivy League titles. (Bob is shown on the right hand side of the above image, wearing a red tie).
Joyce Davenport began playing in the early 1960s under the tutelage of Cynwyd Club coach Norm Bramall. She won the national singles in 1965 and 1969. She won the national doubles in 1969, 79, 80, 81, 82, 87, 89, 90, 95 and the national mixed doubles in 1980, 81, 84, 89, 92, 93. She played number one on two Wolfe-Noel Cup teams. She has won more than thirty more national age group titles in singles and doubles.
Davenport’s induction ceremony will take place on Monday, October 8th on the main court immediately following the conclusion of the 5:00pm match. Sharon Schwarze is expected to introduce Davenport.
Callahan’s induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 10th on the main court immediately following the conclusion of the 6:00pm match. Trinity Men’s Head Coach Paul Assaiante is expected to introduce Callahan.
A ceremony for fellow Class of 2011 inductee John F. Herrick will take place later this fall in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. The Class of 2012 inductees Leonard A. Bernheimer and Thomas M. Poor will be honored at a ceremony to take place in Boston, January 2013.