Darien Squash, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the growth and development of squash for young residents of Darien (kindergarten-12th grade).

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Team Captains

  • Boys: Jack Armstrong, George Kroll, Henry Sparkman

  • Girls: Schuyler Coughlin, Elle Mitrano, Octavia Molkenthin


Captain's Parents

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John Musto, DHS Head Coach

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A former Captain of the Yale Squash team, Musto was a four-time 1st team All-American playing #1 for the two-time National Champions.  Musto brings more than two decades of both collegiate and professional playing experience, a robust coaching background and strong management skills to the Darien Squash Team.

Musto’s playing career began in high school where he was the top ranked American junior in both the U19 and the U17 divisions.  After his collegiate career, Musto played on the Professional Squash Association Tour (PSA) for four years.  Musto, a Level III US Squash Certified Coach, continues to compete on the International Masters tour where he won the US Men’s 45 & Over National Championship in 2016.  He also served as Chair of the US Squash Competition Task Force that redesigned the US Championships.

John is known as a being a versatile and top coach for every level of player.  He has trained top professional players on the PSA tour, mentored aspiring juniors who wish to enroll in exclusive colleges, yet also delights in introducing the sport to beginners and organizing programs for adults of all levels. 

Musto comes most recently from the Princeton Club in New York City where he served as Director of Athletics and Head Squash Professional for more than five years.  Musto’s distinguished career includes leadership roles as Director of Squash at City View Racquet Club in Long Island City and various positions at American Express and Citigroup Inc. 

Musto spent 10 years on the Yale Club of New York Board of Directors, the last three serving as President of the Board.  In addition, Musto has valuable experience at the high school level, having spent two years as the head Coach for Chapin School Varsity Girls Team.

Arturo Barreto, DHS Coach

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Arturo comes from a family of great squash players and grew up playing in his family's squash club in Mexico City. His Uncle, a former Mexican National team player who became President of the Mexican Squash Federation, inspired Arturo to play squash from the age of 5 years old.

Arturo worked his way through the junior rankings to become one of the best junior players in Mexico, achieving a highest ranking of #5. After such success, he decided to become a professional player and coach, and soon cracked the top 10 players in Mexico. He has won several tournaments both in Mexico and in the United States, and reached the semi-finals of 3 national closed PSA events.

Arturo has excellent coaching credentials, having worked in several big programs, and he also worked closely with Samantha Teran, the former world #11 and long-time Mexican #1 female player. Arturo loves all aspects of the game, and has also enjoyed exposure in running major international events that have been hosted at his family's club. He is currently a PSA member and is still eager to improve his world ranking.