Mark Talbott ’78

Professional Squash
Widely considered one of the all-time greatest squash players in the history of the game, Mark Talbott was the No. 1-ranked squash hardball player in the world for 13 years (1983-1995), winning 70 percent of the tournaments he entered during that period. He was named Player of the Year on the North American squash circuit eight times, and an Olympic Athlete of the Year three times. Talbott captained the first United States squash team to compete in the Pan American Games in 1995 and won the United States Squash Racquets Association (USSRA) President’s Cup in 1989. Talbott was inducted into the USSRA Hall of Fame in 2000.

Talbot moved into coaching after his playing career ended, leading the Yale University women’s team to a national championship in 2004. He then moved to California to become the director of squash and head coach at Stanford University.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
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