All-American Casey Garwood Joins Navy Squash Staff
Oct. 13, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Two-time All-American and 1993 Naval Academy graduate Casey Garwood has returned to his roots, joining the Navy squash coaching staff it was announced Thursday by Navy head squash coach Craig Dawson.
One of only 10 players in program history to gain All-America recognition multiple times, Garwood garnered All-America honors in 1992 and `93. A four-year letterwinner for the Midshipmen, he played under College Squash Association Hall of Fame coach Dave Brown where in his four seasons the Midshipmen amassed a 72-29 record (.713). As an individual, he produced a 72-21 (.774) career record, including a 20-win season as a sophomore. Garwood is the lone Navy player to win the Skillman Award which is presented by the College Squash Association to that individual who displays the best sportsmanship over the course of the year.
"Having Casey Garwood come on board as an assistant varsity squash coach is exciting," said Dawson. "He is a two time All-American and in great shape, continuing to play squash at a very high level. He will be able to help the team in all facets of their game. The bonus is everyone on the team will have to figure out how to play a crafty left hander. In addition, Casey is the only Navy squash player to ever win the league's sportsmanship award, the Skillman Trophy. He is the type of person we want coaching midshipmen."
Following graduation in 1993, Garwood spent seven years as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy, serving tours aboard the USS RAINIER (AOE 7) and the USS PORT ROYAL (CG 73). He was also an instructor at the Surface Warfare Officers School in Newport, R.I.
In 2000, Garwood separated from the Navy and joined General Motors in Detroit, Mich. Garwood recently relocated from Seattle to Annapolis to take on the position of District Manager of Sales for General Motors.
"I am incredibly fortunate and honored to be able to work with Coach Dawson and Navy's team," said Garwood. "Coach Dawson has assembled a very talented group of midshipmen which will make this year very exciting."
Navy will open its season with the annual week-long Barb Tournament beginning on October 17. With the graduation of Allan Lutz, Dawson will crown a new Barb winner in what is one of the most prestigious events held on the Yard over the last 30-plus years. The Mids officially kick off the 2011-12 season on Nov. 4 when they play host to the Navy Invitational where they will face Fordham and Bard on opening day.
### Go Navy ###