Jesse Lytle is entering his third season as an assistant coach for the Haverford College women's squash team in 2017-18.
In 2016-17, the Fords reached the final of the E Division at the CSA Team Championships in Princeton, N.J. Haverford Co-captain Isabelle Gotuaco was named the Player of the E Division by Harrow Sports following the tournament. Freshman Kaitlin Reese had an impressive debut season, taking 12 individual wins for the most by a Haverford individual since Alex Love and Bethany Simmonds matched the feat in 2014-15.
In 2015-16, the Haverford Women’s Squash team took home the Chafee Award. The honor was bestowed upon the Fords because the team demonstrated the qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, character, and improvement.
During a very successful first season in 2014-15, the Fords made the jump to the Epps Cup at the College Squash Association (CSA) Team Championships for the first time since the 2011-12 season and set a program record with 11 victories. Alex Love '15 and Bethany Simmonds led the team with 12 victories, finishing two shy of the single-season record while the Fords had four more players with at least nine wins. Samara Flug '15 was named the Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week (Nov. 19) and to the Philadelphia Inquirer's At-Large Academic All-Area Team (Apr. 22).
Lytle is also the Haverford College Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Managers. He represents the President and the College on wide ranging business and is the administrative lead in the Office of the President, serving as Secretary of the Board of Managers and Assistant Secretary of the Corporation, as well as Chief Sustainability Officer. The Chief of Staff plays a lead role in institutional planning and assessment and oversees the Office of Institutional Research. Before coming to Haverford in 2012, Lytle held administrative, research, and teaching roles at Amherst College, the University of Pennsylvania, and Mount Holyoke College.