EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University men’s swimming and diving head coach Jarod Schroeder has announced the promotion of Andrew Sheaff to the position of associate head coach.
Sheaff’s first season as associate head coach will mark his fifth year with the program since coming over from Bucknell in 2012. During his tenure as an assistant coach at Northwestern, Sheaff has helped a pair of standout swimmers reach the NCAA Championships, including
Chase Stephens (2013) and Jordan Wilimovsky (2013-15). Sheaff has also played an instrumental role in leading the team’s sprint program.
“Andrew has done an outstanding job for our program over the past four years,” Schroeder said. “He has revamped our recruiting tactics, spearheaded our team building efforts, and has successfully guided our sprint program during his time at Northwestern. He challenges our athletes every day to critically think about their approach and find ways to improve. He has a great mind for the sport and strives to make our program better on a daily basis.”
Sheaff brings several years of coaching experience to the job. He was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Maryland for two years, working under Schroeder during the 2007-08 season. Sheaff then spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Bucknell before joining the ‘Cats.
Sheaff graduated summa cum laude in 2007 from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the Panthers’ swimming and diving team and a four-time Big East Academic All-Star.
Swimming news courtesy of Northwestern Swimming & Diving.