The most successful squash coach in St. Lawrence's history, Chris Abplanalp
has completed nine seasons at the helm of the men's and women's programs after
taking over in December of 2004.
Abplanalp, a five-time Liberty League Coach of the Year, led the 2012-13 men's
team to its first-ever appearance in the Potter Cup Championship at the College
Squash Association Nationals where it finished sixth in the nation, the
program's highest ranking ever. The
historic season also featured St. Lawrence's first CSA individual champion and
All-American in Amr Khaled Khalifa and an unprecedented victory over Cornell
Abplanalp has coached nine Liberty League major award winners and his
players have been named All-Conference 45 times. The women's program continues to improve with
a youthful roster and has reached as high as 12th nationally in
In addition to coaching squash at St. Lawrence, Chris is also a coach with
Squash and Beyond World, working with young players, as well as professional players
and coaches on international tours around the world. He is also a member
of the CSA Executive Board.
A Canton, NY native, Chris graduated from Connecticut College, where he was an
All-American and two-sport student-athlete. Prior to being named the
Saints head squash coach, he spent several seasons as the assistant men's
lacrosse coach at St. Lawrence.