CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Nadeem Mazen, the head coach of the MIT squash program, will be leaving his position with the team effective June 2 he has announced. Mazen has been the head coach of the Engineers for the past five seasons.
"Nadeem was a true pioneer in bringing the MIT Squash program into the 21st century," remarked John Benedick, Associate AD at MIT. "His skilled leadership and innovative approach to coaching was the catalyst to the teams new found success. Nadeem will be missed by his team and MIT."
Under Mazen's guidance, the Engineers showed steady improvement over his five years with the team, culminating in a 9-6 record this past season that represented the first winning record for the program since 2008-09. MIT has played in the College Squash Association (CSA) Team Nationals in each of the past five seasons and finished the 2013-14 campaign ranked No. 31 in the nation. During Mazen's tenure at MIT he saw three of his student-athletes qualify for the CSA Individual Championships and a total of six individuals recognized as CSA Scholar-Athletes.