Aug. 23, 2007
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - DAPER Department Head/Director of Athletics Julie Soriero has announced the hiring of Seth Packard as the new head coach of MIT's squash team. With the appointment, Packard becomes the seventh head coach in the history of the program.
Packard, who resides in Cambridge, Mass., brings a wealth of knowledge to the Cardinal and Gray, as he boasts over 15 years of experience teaching the game at all levels. Although the position will be his first intercollegiate post, Packard has previously served as head coach at Noble and Greenough School, from 1993-95 and 2006, and at Southfield and Dexter Middle School, from 2004-06.
Since his graduation from Williams College in 1989, where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy of Religion, Packard has been teaching squash through private lessons, semi-private lessons and clinics at a number of institutions. Currently a Level II Certified United States Squash Racquets Association Teaching Professional, he has provided instruction to players of all ages and skill levels at the Harvard Club of Boston (2004-06), Boston University (2005-06), Harvard Business School (1998-2004), Boston Sports Club/The Squash Club (1992-93; 2002-04) and the Longfellow Club (1997-2000), among others.
In addition to his duties as an instructor during his most recent appointment at the Harvard Club of Boston, Packard also assisted in running tournaments and camps, as well as organized in-house and inter-club leagues, round-robins and pro exhibitions.
Packard was a four-year member of Williams' varsity squash team from 1985-1989.