Mike Way was born in Kent England and moved to Canada in 1981.
He was ranked #14 in England and earned a #5 ranking in Canada. He played for Canada in 1985 at the Pan American tournament where Canada won gold.
Coaching: Certified United Kingdom squash coach as well as Canadian Level 3 and was the head squash professional at:
- 1981 – 1983: Ontario Racquet Club
- 1983 – 1991: Valhalla Squash Club
- 1991 – 1997: Toronto Athletic Club
- 1997 – 2003: Toronto Racquet Club
- 2004 – 2010: Oakville Club
1983 – Mike with a group of professional players helped create the CPSA. Canadian Professional tournaments were played all over Canada and it gave our pros a chance to compete and get ready for international competition.
1990 – Mike created the “Canadian National Squash Training Center” at the Toronto Racquet Club.
Coaching Clinics: In the nineties, Mike would organize local coaching clinics where he would get coaches from all around to learn and share ideas. They were very successful and improved the level of coaching in Ontario.
World Coaching Conferences: Later in his career, he spoke at many World Coaching Conferences and took his clinics world-wide and produced many teaching videos both for players and for coaches.
Harvard: Mike has been the Head Squash Coach of the Crimson squash program since 2010. During his 12-year tenure to date, Harvard has amassed an impressive nine National Team titles, four Men’s Team titles and 13 Individual titles (7 women and 6 men). Mike has personally earned many awards in the US college system:
- 2017 – US Squash Coach of the Year award.
- 2019 – James Herscot Coach of Excellence with two National Team titles and 2 Individual titles.
- 2019 – 2020 – Lead Harvard to an undefeated regular season in both the men and women with a 14-0 record earning him “Coach of the Year” in both Men’s and Women’s category. He followed it up with back-to-back Potter Cups and swept the Individual Championships in both men’s and women’s.
Players coached by Mike Way:
- 1998 World Champion & Former World #1 – Jonathon Power (1999 & 2006)
- Former World # 10 – Graham Ryding (1999)
- Former World #20 – Shahier Razik (2008)
- 5x World Champion & Former World #1 – Sarah Fitzgerald (1996)
- Former World #25 – Melanie Jans (1999)
- Former World #30 – Marnie Baizley (1999)
- 2x World Champion & current World #2 – Ali Farag
- World #4 – Amanda Sobhy
- World #9 – Gina Jennedy
- World #23 – Victor Crouin
- World #24 – Sabrina Sobhy
- World #49 – Hana Moataz
- World #60 – Timmy Brownell
Mike Way has inspired hundreds of players from around the world at all calibers reach their potential. He is responsible for improving the art of coaching through his clinics and videos with the constant goal of elevating the expertise and professionalism of coaching.