Christopher Sachvie enters his fourth season as the head coach of Dickinson's men's and women's squash teams.
Sachvie led the implementation of the Red Devil programs as they entered their inaugural season in 2014-15. Prior to joining the Dickinson staff, he was an assistant with a Division I program at Brown, and also served as an assistant coach at St. Lawrence University (2010-12), where he earned a master's of education, specializing in leadership.
A 2010 graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor of arts in sociology, Sachvie was a three-time All-American, a two-time All-Ivy selection and a three-year captain of the Big Red. He was voted by his teammates as the Most Valuable Player for three consecutive years.
As a junior player, Sachvie was a member of the Canadian Jr. National squad and a U.S. Open B19 Champion. He continues to play competitively and finished in the top 16 in the 2011 Canadian Men's Nationals.
Sachvie also was one of six coaches selected to lead the Team Ontario juniors in the Battle of the Border, 2010-12, and has been a squash instructor at White Oaks Fitness and Racquet Club, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, since 2008.
For two summers he coached some of the top players from Canada and the United States at the Power Squash Academy, founded by Jonathan Power, who is widely considered to be one of the world's greatest squash players. Last summer Sachvie also coached under Scotland National coach Roger Flynn.
"I was extremely excited for the opportunity to launch the first-ever squash program at Dickinson," says Sachvie. "It is a unique and fun opportunity to be able to build a program from scratch. I look forward to the challenges and gratification that will come with the process and success."
The Red Devils have continued to improve each season under the direction of Sachvie. The men ranked 22nd at the end of 2017 while the women held the number 23 spot.