2019 NCAA Offseason Coaching Carousel: Hiring Season in Full Swing

Within about two weeks of the conclusion of the 2018-2019 NCAA swimming & diving championship season, there were well over 10 Division I head coaching positions available.

Hires began to trickle in slowly at the beginning of May, and now – almost two months removed from the end of the season – we’re seeing an influx of big-time hires.

Below, we’ve laid out the current state of major Division I openings. For head coaches, there are now ten vacancies remaining, headlined by the UCLA spot.



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Brown is filled per your site

Mister 123

Old Dominion University (ODU). Per your website.

William & Mary….. with Crispino departing.

ACC fan

Two women leaving coaching on this list, which is all but one, devoid of women getting these open positions….the question, as always–where are the women swimming coaches in college ranks?

West Coast Swammer

They are quite a few in assistant roles. Programs need to step up and give them a shot when men retire, so long as they are the right candidate for the job. It’s not just about maintaining the footprint when a woman leaves. It’s not just UCLA’s job. It’s every college’s job. I can see that becoming a problem with combined programs. For whatever reason, men coach women, but you don’t see a lot of women coaching men. It will be something when you see a woman as the head coach of a combined program.


There are several, Catherine Vogt, Katie Robinson, Kate Kovenock, Mandy Commons-DiSalle, Tanica Jamison just to name a few who could take on these jobs. Of course, they would leave holes in other jobs but there are several rising stars among the female college coaches.

Tiger Uncle

Catherine was an applicant for UNC, but withdrew her name. She, like many others, became frustrated with the process that was going on there.


Who were the others?

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Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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