Hunt picked up squash in boarding school while he was a competitive junior tennis player. He made Varsity his first year and eventually played #1 for his school. After college he worked on Wall Street, then began coaching squash professionally in 1990. Hunt was a four-letter member of the Men’s Varsity Squash Team at Princeton University He and the Tigers won three Division 1 National College Squash Championships. He attained a US Singles national ranking of #12 and was ranked in the top five in the United States in several national age categories for many years. From 1984 to 2005 he was a player and Captain of numerous championship teams in the National Capital Squash Premier League.
Hunt is one of 13 US National Squash Referees. He is also a Certified Referee Instructor and Assessor. Hunt is frequently sought to officiate matches featuring the top men’s and women’ players in the world (PSA men, WSA women).
Hunt has been by instructed several masters of the game including Hashim Khan (former World #1 and 7-times British Open Champion), Ken Hiscoe (former World #1), Marty Clark (4-times US Pro Champion), Mark Talbott (US #1 Softball and World #1 Hardball for 10 years) and Chris Walker (former World #4 and multi-time England National Team Captain). Whether Hunt is coaching a beginning junior or giving tactical advice to an elite player in a hard match, Hunt loves to share the secrets of squash success with players of all ages and skill levels in terms that are easy to grasp.
Hunt is pursuing certification in Exercise Science with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Currently he is authoring an innovative book that teaches people how to learn to play squash (as opposed to how to play it). Among topics to be drawn from Hunt’s 40 years of experience in teaching and competition, instead of focusing primarily on drills and external factors such as the ball, Hunt’s book will explain in simple terms how to learn squash by understanding the internal functions of the brain and body in motion. The book is titled On Learning Squash: How The Body Works.