Boise State has promoted from within to fill its assistant coaching vacancy. A volunteer with the staff the past two seasons, Eddie Larios will now officially join the Broncos as assistant swimming coach.
“Throughout the past two seasons, Eddie has stood out as someone who should be on our full time paid staff,” head coach Kristin Hill said in the team’s press release. “The team trusts him and responds so well to his coaching style, and him and I have a great balance and work very well together.”
Larios has experience coaching at nearly every level possible in the state of Idaho. He’s been a volunteer assistant with Boise State since the fall of 2012, helping the Broncos win the Mountain West Conference title this past spring. He’s also served as an assistant coach with the Boise YMCA Swim Team, and head coach of Centennial High School, where he led his boys team to a state title in 2012, earning him a Coach of the Year nomination. On top of that, Larios has coached at the Hillcrest Country Club at the head coaching level and served on staff at swimming camps for the University of Georgia and Stanford.
The Broncos had a coaching position open up this season when former assistant coach Kirk Ermels took an assistant coaching position with fellow Mountain West program Wyoming.
“Eddie is a high-energy coach who communicates well, relates well with our team members and builds confidence in our swimmers.” Hill continued in the press release. “He was an integral part of our program these past two years that set new records in the pool and the classroom. He understands our philosophy that we are building character in these young women, and he is very good at helping us create a phenomenal team environment.”
You can read the full press release on the Boise State website here.