Luke Hammond is in his third season as an assistant coach for Harvard men's and women's squash.
During his first two seasons, Hammond has helped lead the Crimson women to a pair of national titles, an Ivy League title and two individual national championships. The men's team also won its first Ivy League title since 2006 and had an individual national champion under his tutelage.
Hammond joined the Crimson after a three-year term at SquashBusters, an urban squash program in Boston. At SquashBusters, he guided his players to three Urban Team National Finals and one Urban Team National Championship. He helped found and coach the SquashBusters’ AP team, an elite tournament team for ambitious and promising players. Luke also served as a coach at Power Squash Academy.
Prior to coaching at SquashBusters and Power Squash Academy, Hammond was the president and captain of Kenyon College squash. He oversaw all aspects of the emerging program including funding, scheduling, recruiting and practice planning. Hammond developed Kenyon's most competitive schedule ever, including matches against Denison, Northwestern, Navy and Rochester.
As an avid outdoorsman, Hammond enjoys adventure trips. With the Kenyon Outdoors Club, he led a week-long backpacking trip in Utah. He led numerous summer trips with Overland Travel from 2006-08, including a community service trip in Hawaii, two 500-mile biking trips in Nova Scotia and a 1,000 mile biking trip on the pacific coast.
Hammond graduated from Kenyon in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and environmental studies. He was a member of the lacrosse team at Kenyon where he helped the Lords to two NCAA tournament appearances.