Assistant Coach Mark Hill Leaving Indiana

Indiana University assistant swim coach Mark Hill will leave the program after one season. His name has been removed from the school’s public roster, and Hill confirmed the news to SwimSwam on Friday. While he wasn’t prepared to discuss where he’s going next, but he did say that he’s “really excited for the future” and “grateful to IU for the opportunities” while he was there.

Hill came to Indiana last summer from the Old Dominion Aquatic Club, where he was the head age group coach for 1 year. Before that, he coached with Big Ten rivals Michigan as a volunteer from 2009-2012 and as a full-time assistant from 2012-2016.

Indiana has already had a hectic offseason; besides Hill leaving, they’ve had at least 3 transfers out of the program and at least 1 transfer in – Bailey Andison, from Denver.

Complete Coaching Resume

  • Indiana – 2017-2018, assistant coach
  • ODAC/Flow Swimming – 2016-2017, head age group coach
  • Michigan – 2009-2016, volunteer assistant/assistant
  • Club Wolverine – 2009-2016, assistant coach
  • Trinidad & Tobago – 2013, assistant coach on Worlds Team
  • Trinidad & Tobago – 2012, Olympic coach
  • The Race Club – 2007-2008, assistant coach
  • Washington College – 2005-2007, assistant coach

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Hswimmer

Jeez, he’s a mover.

Realist

Seriously he was on the same program successfully for years???? Well respected by his piers! IU hadn’t kept a consistent assit or assoc except Dale who kept them normalized.

bob

What about Westphal, he’s been there for years. Dale was there for 3-4 years? After they had the sprint program established.

Poolpool

Part of the problem…lets see when all Dales protégés are gone…Ali didnt fare well w new staff.

Poolpool

Not really long term w Bottom!

Oldswimfan

Wow

Swimgeek

You look at that resume and realize how/why professional swim coaching is a tough gig.

Poolpool

Head coach, no control of a pro group member interference w college teams Culture, anarchy on staff…Mark a fatality of mgt. More transfers than roster reflects, buyer beware!

Bob

You are completely correct. The program is in shambles considering they just had their best season in 40 years and finished 3rd at NCAAs while breaking nearly every school record….

Realist

Roll over from Coach Dale…16 years only forward movement Dale

Gorb

The current results from IU (men and women) have nothing to do with Dale. IU’s main point scorers never swam with Dale, so hardly a ‘roll over’ from anything he did in previous years.

Culture

Don’t let the results fool you! How many coaches over the past 5 years are 1 and done? How many athletes are sold a false bill of goods, or pressured into committing early and than transfer out of IU?Producing results at the moment…yes. Poor culture…yes! High turnover rates for coaches and athletes…hell yes! Do your homework…just stating facts!

SwimCoachSean

Not taking either side here as I know nothing about the situation, but can we please appreciate how incredibly dumb the statement “Don’t let the results fool you” is? The rest of the post may or may not be true, I have no idea, but man, I laughed for a good 3 minutes after that first sentence. I don’t know if you are trolling but that was amazing.

bob

Westphal – 15 years?
Bowe – 1 year?
Kostoff – 3 years?
Dale – 4 years?
Hastings – 4 years?
Brush – 8 years?
Marsman – 6 years?
Swander – 5 years?

These may not be absolutely correct – but 1 and done? That’s ridiculous. Looze does a good job and hires good people. Is it possible that people want to be a part of a good program and don’t make the big 10 team? Doesn’t OSU have 55 people on their team?? I wonder if your view is off @culture

Name

Marsman was 3 max. Grad assistant years don’t count.

Realist

Numbers are off Dale 3 and skip every female assistant ever there…maybe that’s a problem. Guess u should include ALL

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