DREAM TEAM
Squash on Fire's hardcore team of coaches is dedicated
to developing DC into a squash powerhouse.
Amir Wagih
Elroy Leong
Jonathan Lam
Pascal Lienard
Lucy Gibson
​Eunice Tan
Omar El-Melligy
Amir Wagih
Head Coach

He represented Egypt at six World Team Squash Championships from 1989 to 1999. During the 1999 Men's World Team Squash Championships, Amir helped Egypt win the title for the first time in its history.

Awarded 23 World Championship Titles as Coach, and Former Egyptian Head Coach, Amir is one the most recognized squash coaches in the world.

Amir moved to the US in 2014 and is the Head coach at Squash on Fire in Washington, D.C. He's also the current head coach of Georgetown University men's and women's squash teams.

Amir exhibits charisma, passion, sheer skill and the proven ability to create champions at every age and skill level. Amir has experience coaching many of the worlds top players and teams, and has become one of the most respected figures in the world of squash today.

Train With Amir

Elroy Leong
Coach

Elroy Leong was a top national junior player in Malaysia before pursuing his education here in the United States. He was a 2 time Malaysian National High School Squash Champion and awarded the Player of the Year in 2008.In the United States, he completed a Post Graduate year at The Taft School and helped the boys’ squash team to its highest ever ranking of #2 at the 2011 U.S High School Squash Championships. He was also the 2011 New England Team and #2 Flight Champion.

After Taft, he was recruited to play for the Trinity College’s Men’s Squash Team. During his career at Trinity, Elroy was a 2 time National Champion and played as high as #5 on the ladder. He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. Before moving to Squash on Fire, Elroy was the Squash Director for Capitol Squash, Hartford’s Urban Squash Program. At Capitol Squash, he was in charge of developing urban squash players at the grassroots level.

Train With Elroy

Jonathan Lam
Coach

Jonathan Lam is a highly experienced squash professional and sports psychologist. Jonathan has been involved in the game of squash since he was ten years old. Before migrating to the U.S., he represented Malaysia on its national junior team and has competed in various international competitions. Jonathan was recruited to play varsity squash at Stony Brook University.

He holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and runs a full-time practice in addition to teaching squash. Jonathan's specialty areas in psychology include forensics and working with young adults going through life transitions.

Jonathan currently coaches at Squash on Fire in DC. Previously, he was the head squash professional at the Chevy Chase Athletic Club and the Tenley Sport and Health Club for many years. Jonathan won multiple Premier League titles while representing Chevy Chase. He was also the Girls' Varsity Squash coach at the Potomac School in McLean for several seasons.

In recent years, Jonathan has been focused on developing junior players, as well as teaching players who are brand new to the game.

Train With Jonathan

Pascal Lienard
Coach

Pascal Lienard has been a part of the DC squash community for more than 20 years. He has trained with a wide range of players – from beginners to some of the world's top-ranked professionals. Pascal's natural athleticism and experience as a runner and swimmer shapes the way he approaches the game. Pascal plays, trains and coaches players to be disciplined and stick to the fundamentals.

He is recognized for his allegiance to the "T," volleys, beautiful lobs and endless stamina. His genuine love for squash gives him the excitement and energy to work with squash students of all abilities. If you have the chance, ask him about French food.

Train With Pascal

Lucy Gibson
Coach

Lucy Gibson recently graduated from Georgetown University, where she studied Psychology, Art, and English. A native to DC, she developed her squash game playing on Washington's Howe Cup Team and as a four year Varsity Player and team captain at The Potomac School.
She was two-time Captain of the Georgetown Women's Squash team, which captured the Epps Cup in the 2016 Collegiate Championships. She looks forward to coaching teams in the area, including the National Cathedral School.

Train With Lucy

​Eunice Tan
Coach

Eunice Tan was a top Malaysian junior squash player before transferring to the pursue her studies here in the United States. She was a two-time individual and team champion at the Malaysian National High School Championship and won the Malaysian National Junior Squash Circuit U-19 in 2010.

She recently graduated from George Washington University with a B.B.A in Marketing and was on the Athletics Academic Dean’s List all three years at GW. She transferred to George Washington University as a sophomore and played as high at #4 on the team. During her first year, she provided the championship-clinching match to clinch GW’s first ever Kurtz Cup Championship. She played to a 6-3 record before a season-ending injury where the team achieved a national high ranking at #7 in the country.

Currently, she is assisting Amir Wagih as the Assistant Coach for National Cathedral School Varsity and JV team and the Head Coach for School Without Walls team.

Train With Eunice

Omar El-Melligy
Coach

Omar El-Melligy, a longtime squash player, has been coaching professionally for nearly 20 years. Most recently he coached at River Dale School, Brunswick School, Bronxville School and Pyramid Squash Club in New York. Prior to moving to the United States, Omar coached national and world champion players in Egypt and India. He has worked under several Egyptian National Team head coaches, honing his coaching techniques. He brings his love and knowledge of the sport to Squash on Fire.