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

Lynn Leong manages all aspects of the programs at Pinnacle Squash and serves as the director of the summer squash camps. In addition to these roles, she holds the prestigious title of the Brooks G. Ragen Director of Squash at Yale University, where she leads both the women’s and men’s squash teams. Leong joined Yale’s squash program in 2017 as a senior assistant coach, later advancing to associate head coach in 2019 and interim head coach in 2021. She is the successor to the late Dave Talbott as the Brooks G. Ragen Director of Squash, marking her as the first woman to coach Yale’s men’s squash team, the first Asian-American head coach in Yale squash history, and the third woman to direct Yale’s women’s squash team.

Leong’s journey in squash is marked by significant achievements. She won two national team championships as a player at Trinity College, graduating in 2005. Starting her squash journey in Malaysia and moving to the U.S. in 1999, she became a two-time Interscholastic individual champion at St. George’s School in Rhode Island and a three-time first-team All-American at Trinity. Leong achieved a world professional ranking of 40 by the age of 16. Her accolades include winning the Asian Women’s Championship (Jordan, 1996), being a finalist in the U19 British Junior Open, and competing in the World Junior Championship (Belgium, 1999).

Leong began her coaching career at the Apawamis Club in Rye, New York, in August 2007, under the mentorship of squash legend Peter Briggs. She was the Squash Director at the New Haven Lawn Club from 2007 to 2017, nurturing numerous players to achieve top U.S. junior rankings, many of whom went on to be Yale student-athletes.

Certified as a level 3 squash coach by U.S. Squash in 2015, Leong has been instrumental in coaching two runner-up U.S. junior women’s teams at the World Junior Championships in 2013 and 2015.