Head Coach of Men's & Women's Squash
Upon graduating from Williams with a degree in
economics/political science, Zafi Levy went to work in New York at
Lehman Brothers as a mortgage trader before returning to Williams
in the summer of 2002.
Levy coaches both the Eph men's and women's squash teams.
Levy played his first year at Trinity College before transferring to Williams for his sophomore year. He was an All-American all four years.
Under Levy the Ephs have won eight consecutive Little Three titles, lifting their current overall streak to 11. In his first season at the Eph helm in 2002-03 Levy directed the Ephs to an historic win over Princeton.
Since the 2002-3 season, the Ephs have qualified seven times for the Howe Cup, the "A" division at the national championships sponsoredby the Collegiate Squash Association (CSA).
Levy's 2007 Eph team recorded a national ranking of six with an exciting 5-4 win over Dartmouth at the CSA Championships, marking the Ephs highest finish at the CSA Championships.
In 2008, the Ephs won the Ramsy Cup, the "B" Division, by beating Cornell in the final. The Ephs finished second at the NESCAC Tournament for all four years the event was staged (2007-10).
"I'm very excited to be able to coach the sport I love at such a special place like Williams," said Levy. I love this place so much, I feel that I owe something to Williams. I just love working with these kids."
In addition to his duties with both the men's and women's squash teams, Levy is the Men’s soccer JV coach and teaches physical education classes.
Levy was appointed the Coordinator of Intramurals at Williams in 2003 and served until 2008. In addition to his duties with both the men's and women's squash teams, Levy is the men's soccer JV coach and teaches physical education classes.
Levy was appointed the Coordinator of Intramurals at Williams in 2003 and served until 2008.
Assistant Coach Men's/Women's Squash
Alison Swain '01 is the Ephs men's and women's JV squash coach and also serves as an assistant coach to Zafi Levy with both Eph varsity squash teams.
Swain's primary assignment is as head coach of women's tennis.
Swain was a four–year letter winner in tennis for the Ephs and a member of the first Williams team to win the NCAA title in 2001.
At Williams Swain was named All-NESCAC, a Scholar-Athlete
All-American and was the recipient of the Torrence M. Hunt
dedication award and the Bourne-Chaffee sportsmanship award.
Swain earned a B.A. with high honors in American Studies, Race and Ethnicity at Williams.
In the fall of 2001 Swain joined the humanities faculty at Woodward Academy in College Park, GA, where she also coached tennis. The 2004 Woodward Academy team finished second in Georgia in AAAA play, their highest finish ever.
In 2005 Swain earned a certificate in Education for Environment and Community from IslandWood, A School in the Woods where she spent a year as a residential field instructor. She continued on to the University of Washington to complete her Master's in Education.
Assistant Coach of Men's/Women's Squash
Dils is a Williamstown resident of many years and has been assistant coach for the men's and women's teams since the 2005-06 season.
He played for Bowdoin College, graduating in 1990, where he also
played soccer and tennis for four years. He currently assists Coach
Levy with the junior squash programs at the Simon Squash
Dils is an English teacher at Mount Greylock High School and boys' varsity soccer coach. He holds his Master's degree in English from The College of Saint Rose.
His wife is Jessica Storey Dils, and together they have
children, Tommy, Miranda and Sam.