Head Coach Pat Cosquer
In May 2008 Bates College announced the appointment of Pat Cosquer as head coach of the Bobcats’ men’s and women’s squash teams. In his first five years as Bates’ coach, Cosquer has amassed a 155-105 combined record with the two teams. In 2012-2013, the women’s squash team finished 10th in the CSA and second overall among Division III Institutions (their best finish since 2007) and the men finished 13th in the CSA and fifth among Division III schools.
At the conclusion of the 2009-10 season, Cosquer received a rare honor, as he was named NESCAC Coach of the Year for both men’s and women’s squash.
In five seasons, Coach Cosquer has also coached two All-Americans, two NESCAC Rookies of the Year, two NESCAC Players of the Year and several All-NESCAC Team selections.
Coach Cosquer served as the secretary of the CSA Men’s Executive Committee from 2009-2012 and sat on the Women’s CSA Ranking Committee from 2010-2012.
Cosquer, a 1997 Bates graduate, previously served as director of squash programs at StreetSquash in Harlem, N.Y., an after-school enrichment program which combines academic tutoring, community service, mentoring and college preparation with squash instruction.
Over his four years with StreetSquash, Cosquer coached the four-time Girls Under 17/19 National Urban Team Champions, the three-time Boys Under 17/19 National Urban Individual Champion, the 2008 Boys Under 17/19 National Urban Team Champion and several nationally ranked juniors while helping to increase his teams’ academic average by nearly 10 points.
During that time, Cosquer also worked as an assistant squash professional at The Chatham Club in Chatham, N.J., where he first began playing squash, and administered junior clinics at the Montclair YMCA and the Wayne YWHA.
Prior to returning to New Jersey in 2004, Cosquer coached squash at Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, R.I., and acted as assistant squash professional at the famed Newport Squash Club.
In 1998, Cosquer led the Northwestern University men’s squash team to the Chaffee Division Trophy, and he has taught squash at various summer camps including Bowdoin College, Brown University and the World Scholar-Athlete Games.
Cosquer, a native of Westfield, N.J., was a four-year letterwinner on the Bobcat men’s squash and baseball teams. During his squash career under Hall of Fame coach George Wigton, Cosquer amassed a 60-22 individual record and was team captain and team MVP his senior year.
“It is a dream come true to have the opportunity to return to Bates to guide the squash program that has meant so much to me,” said Cosquer. “I am excited to continue the tradition of developing strong scholar-athletes and future leaders at Bates.”
In the summers, Coach Cosquer coordinates and leads the International Squash Academy College Squash Showcase Competition Camps.