Singapore Squash Welcomes Jamie Brian Hickox as National Head Coach.

The Singapore Squash Rackets Association (SSRA) is proud to announce the appointment of Jamie Brian Hickox as its new National Head Coach. With arespected and admired career spanning decades and a proven track record in coaching and athlete development, Hickox brings a wealth of experience and expertise to SSRA’s squash programme.

Jamie’s biggest coaching successes came in his time in Malaysia in 2006-2010, where he served as the National Head Coach, overseeing the development and success of a diverse roster of athletes. Amongst the athletes under his care were Nicol David, an eight-time World Champion and twice World Junior Champion; Ong Beng Hee, former world number seven and World Junior Champion; and Azlan Iskandar, former world number ten.

During his time as National Head Coach of Malaysia, he orchestrated numerous victories, securing a total of six Major Games gold medals – five in Asian Games 2006 and 2010, and one at the Commonwealth Games 2010. This is in addition to the eight gold medals at two Asian Championships won in 2006 and 2008.

His success in Malaysia earned him Coach of the Year award by the Asian Squash Federation in 2008.

From 2011 to 2017, Hickox served as the Performance Director at Squash Canada, where he played an important role in providing leadership and technical expertise, developing talent identification programs, and preparing national teams for international competitions, resulting in significant championship successes and a revamped competitive structure for the organisation.

“It is a wonderful honour to be invited to Singapore to help bring their National Squash Program to new heights. With huge enthusiasm, energy and passion for coaching, I look forward to embracing the Singapore Spirit through squash and I look forward to working with the athletes, the coaches and the major stake holders.

With Olympic 2028 inclusion and Singapore hosting the 2029 SEA Games, we can offer the perfect incentive for any dedicated athlete to perform at the highest level for their country and for the SEA Games they will perform in front of their home crowd. With a four- and five-year time frame and great infrastructure in place, the sky is the limit for those athletes willing to commit.

I am excited to meet everyone, and I am especially eager to immerse myself into the task at hand.” said Hickox, who was the World Number 15 at the height of his playing career.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jamie (Hickox) to Singapore,” said Alex Wan, General Manager at SSRA. “His experience and dedication to excellence make him an invaluable addition to our coaching team. With Jamie’s leadership and track record, we are confident that Singapore Squash will continue to thrive and produce some quality squash athletes in the coming years. With the SEA Games 2029 being hosted in Singapore, this provides Jamie and us a good runway to prepare our current young athletes to peak then.”

Hickox’s appointment as Head Coach marks a significant milestone for SSRA as it reaffirms our commitment to promote, support and advance squash in Singapore. We look forward to welcoming him.