Army West Point has hired a new assistant coach in Jacob Siar, who will join head coach Mickey Wender’s program for the upcoming season. Siar just graduated from NC State this spring after swimming for Auburn for two years and then transferring to NC State to finish his collegiate career. As a member of the Wolfpack, Siar was part of the backstroke group, and was a two-event 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in both backstrokes.
Siar worked most recently as a volunteer assistant with the NC State program during the 2016-17 season, as he had exhausted his NCAA athletic eligibility after the 2015-16 season but still was taking classes towards a Sports Management degree this past season.
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Siar comes to West Point following a four-year college career at North Carolina State and Auburn. He graduated from N.C. State in the spring of 2017 with a degree in Sport Management.
He was a member of the Wolfpack that won back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in 2015 and 2016, while also contributing to the men’s and women’s 2017 ACC title as a volunteer assistant coach. The 2016 squad also finished fourth at the NCAA Championships and eighth in 2015.
Siar also worked with U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones, World Champion and Olympic qualifier Simonas Bilis of Lithuania, and Denmark Olympic qualifier Anton Ipsen while at N.C. State.
Individually, Siar competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2012 and 2016. He competed in the 200 backstroke twice and finished 24th in the 100 backstroke in 2016.