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M Squash Coaching Staff
Busani Mazwi Xaba
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Experience: 2 Years

Busani Xaba returns for his third season after two succesful seasons for the Big Green. In 2010-11, the Dartmouth men finished seventh nationally and the women placed eighth. Xaba helped the Dartmouth women's squash team finish the 2009-10 season in ninth place nationally and the men seventh nationally.

He began his coaching career in his native Zimbabwe in 2001 before traveling to South Africa and the United Kingdom. Prior to coming to the United States Xaba coached in the United Kingdom at Bryanston School, a private boarding school in Dorset County. While in the UK he coached the Dorset county junior team and also coached at the Jonah Barrington's Milfield squash academy camps.

In 2009 he was the first coach for Bournemouth University on the south west coast. It was a new program which has now been established as one of the top college teams in south west England.

Xaba came to Dartmouth from San Diego where he he had been coaching at San Diego squash, a private club north of La Jolla. While there, he coached a  representative of the U.S. in the 2009 Maccabi Games while two of his players were recruited to play squash at Penn and St. Lawrence University.

As a player he represented his native Zimbabwe through the junior ranks and in the under-19 men's world championships in 2000 where he finished 15th in the team event. In 2001 he won the Zimbabwe national championship at the age of 21. While living in the UK he played in the South west premier league for Salisbury's LA fitness playing at the No. 2 spot.

Xaba has been coaching for 10 years and he attained the Level Two England squash in 2003. He also completed a two-year course in sports and recreation at Kingston Mauward in Dorchester, Dorset. His other sporting interests are soccer, rugby and field hockey.