Women's Squash Coaching Staff
Joanne Schickerling
Associate Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Indiana State
Graduating Year: 2008
Phone: 212-854-4648

Joanne Schickerling joined the men and women’s squash staff as an assistant coach in the fall of 2013 and was promoted to associate head coach of men's and women's squash in the summer of 2017. Schickerling came to Columbia after serving five seasons as an assistant coach for the Trinity College women’s squash and tennis programs.

At Trinity, she coached one of the top national squash teams to a No. 2 final ranking in the country last season. Trinity compiled a 16-2 record and went on to compete in the 2013 Howe Cup National Championship match against Harvard. Schickerling has coached some of the nation’s best squash players, including the 2009 CSA National Singles Champion and the runner-ups in 2011 and 2013.

As a squash player in South Africa, Schickerling was selected for the provincial team as well as the national U19 team. As a student athlete, she competed at Indiana State University in women’s tennis and earned a national ranking in doubles along with winning the Missouri Valley Conference championship in 2008.  During her summers, Schickerling continued to play squash by competing with her league team in South Africa and by working with national squash camps. By her senior season, she was ranked sixth in the country U19.