ABOUT THE FOUNDER

LYNN LEONG

Principal, Pinnacle Squash; Brooks G.Ragen Director of Squash, Yale University.

In May of 2021, Lynn Leong was promoted from interim head coach to Brooks G. Ragen Director of Squash, and will serve as head coach for both women’s and men’s teams. She joined the Bulldogs in 2017 as a senior assistant coach and was promoted to associate head coach in 2019 and interim head coach in 2021.

A 2005 graduate of Trinity College (CT) with a BA in photography.  Lynn started playing squash at her father’s club in Malaysia at the age of 4 and achieved a world professional ranking of 41 by 16.  She was the former Asian Women’s Champion (Jordan, 1996), Finalist in the U19 British Junior Open, and Finalist in the World Junior Championship (Belgium, 1999).  After coming to the US in 1999, a two-time Scholastic individual champion at St. George’s School (RI), three-time 1st team All American at Trinity.  She is also a two-time National Team Champions member while playing for the lady Bantams.

Lynn began her coaching career at the Apawamis Club in Rye, NY,  working under the Hall of Fame squash legend Peter Briggs.    Lynn then became the Squash Director and Head Pro at the New Haven Lawn Club from 2007 – 2017. While at the NHLC, she has nurtured numerous players to achieve top US junior rankings, including several current and past Yale players, Spencer Lovejoy and TJ Dembinski.  Lynn has helped coach two runner-up US junior women teams at World Junior Championship (2013 and 2015) while serving as the assistant coach. In 2016 Lynn received her level 3 squash coaching certification from US Squash.

Lynn also serves as Chair for the Events and Community Engagements subcommittee at Yale Athletics.

Lynn lives in Branford, Connecticut, with her husband Yiming and daughter Blake.