Executive Director | Kate.Frost@seattlesquash.org
Kate has been working as an educator since 2008 and herself was a college athlete. She recently moved to Seattle from Chicago where she was a teacher in Chicago Public Schools. She comes to Seattle Urban Squash with experience teaching in New York, Boston, Chicago, and Niger, West Africa, and cannot wait to continue her work with students in Seattle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Education. She is excited to be working at the intersection of education and athletics, as she believes this is a juncture where a phenomenal amount of growth, both intellectually and physically, but also socially and emotionally, can occur. She is excited to help our students and our program grow to their fullest potential. And she cannot wait to explore the offerings of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Program Manager | Phil.Lydeard@seattlesquash.org
Phil Lydeard has been working in squash development for the past 4 years, helping start a school based program in Los Angeles before joining SUS. As a P.E. teacher and Athletic Director Phil has experience teaching in the classroom, on the court and is a US squash qualified coach. Phil is extremely excited to join the SUS team and hopes to help grow the program while maintaining the impact on every student who is part of the program; he is especially impressed with the results the program has fostered and hopes that he and SUS can continue to have such positive impacts on the lives of young people.
Squash Professional | Anaude@sacdt.com
Annelize brings 30 years of experience to SUS, including playing as a professional from 1996-2010. Born in South Africa, she went on to represent South Africa as a junior and senior in both World Open Championships and Commonwealth Games. Annelize reached a highest world ranking of 13, won 3 National titles and 5 PSA international titles. She was also part of the Dutch National team that won the European Team Championships in 2010. Prior to arriving in Seattle, she was the assistant coach at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn, NY for 3 years, squash manager at Spa Zuiver Club in Amsterdam and owner of Orange Squash Events responsible for running various events in the Netherlands. When she isn’t on the squash court she spends time as a DJ and audio engineer, surfing, biking and any fun outdoor activity. We are very lucky to have Annelize helping to coach our scholars and lead our squash program.
Squash Professional | Tmurronmaa@sacdt.com
Tatu is a European Squash Federation (ESF) Level 3 Coach (the top level available in Europe) and has a long history of coaching and playing at the national and international level. He began his squash career as junior player and part of the Finnish National youth squad. He then moved to the Netherlands in 1999 to practice at a higher level while starting to develop his credentials as a coach. His credentials as a coach include: Coach of Elena Wagemans, Dutch Champion (U-19) (2014); Coach of Radboud University which he led to the Dutch Student National Championship (2013); Coach to Squash Apeldoorn, a club which he led to the Dutch Premier League Championship (2004-2008). We are very grateful to have Tatu helping to lead the coaching side of our squash program at SUS!