Tomas Fortson Steps Down as Men's & Women's Squash and Men's Golf Coach

Tomas Fortson Steps Down as Men's & Women's Squash and Men's Golf Coach

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Head coach Tomas Fortson of the Bowdoin men's squash, women's squash and men's golf teams has announced that he will resign at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.

Fortson has been the head coach of the squash programs for the last 19 years and has led the men's golf program for the last 16 seasons. He will step down to pursue his dream of becoming a golf club professional.

"We are grateful for Tomas' work in support of our students in our men's and women's squash and men's golf programs during his 19 years at the College," said Ashmead White Director of Athletics Tim Ryan. "Tomas emphasized personal growth through sport with our students and built and maintained a wonderful squash community at the Lubin Center, which has served as a gathering place for students, faculty, staff and local community members. We wish him well as he pursues the next chapter in his professional career."

On the squash courts, Fortson steered the men's team to 197 wins and the women's team to 210 victories over the last 19 seasons and is the winningest coach in program history for both squads. On the course, he helped guide the Bowdoin men's golf team to three top-five finishes at the NESCAC Championship.

The College will conduct a national search for a new head coach of the squash and men's golf programs.