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Grant White
Grant  White

Assistant Coach

Grant White is in his first season as the assistant coach for the Virginia men’s and women’s squash programs.

White worked with the UVA club squash teams from 2011. He was the program’s assistant coach since 2013 after serving as the head coach of both programs from 2011-13.

Under White’s leadership, both programs gained national recognition. The men’s team finished the 2013 campaign ranked 26th and the women’s team finished 36th.

As an assistant coach, White helped coach the programs to top 20 finishes at the conclusion of the 2017 season (men- 19th; women- 13th). Additionally, both teams have held the title of No. 1 club team nationally since 2015.

In addition to his on-court teaching roles, White managed media and public relations as well as administrative duties related to the club teams.

While working with the UVA club squash programs, White has coached squash at the Saint Anne’s-Belfield School and has served as an assistant teaching pro at Boar’s Head Sports Club

He is currently working toward his Level 2 Squash Coaching Certificate.

White is the former director of squash and head teaching pro at Atlantic Coast Athletic Club. He managed the facility and helped facilitate lessons from 2011-17.

White played varsity squash and lacrosse at Bowdoin College. He helped both teams to consistent top-20 finishes. He was a co-captain of the squash team in 2003-04.

As a junior player, White was Virginia State Champion in 2000. He led his high school team (Woodberry Forest) to back-to-back Mid Atlantic Championships in 1998 and 1999.

White holds a BA in English and art history from Bowdoin College and an MFA in creative writing from Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife, Mara, and their son, Virgil, and daughter, Augusta.



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