Gannon Head Swimming & Diving Head Coach Jacqueline Michalski Steps Down

Courtesy: Gannon Sports

Jacqueline Michalski has announced her resignation as the Gannon head swimming and diving coach after four-plus seasons at the helm to pursue other professional opportunities, it was announced Wednesday evening.

The Golden Knights are coming off a 2022-23 season in which the men’s team placed second at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships. The men set 11 school records in 2022-23. Meanwhile, the women’s team recorded a series of school records and placed fourth at the conference championships.

Prior to last year, Michalski guided the men’s team to three consecutive third-place team finishes at the PSAC Championships (2020, 2021, and 2022).

Individually, Michalski helped 2019-20 PSAC Swimmer of the Year Brent Benedict qualify for the NCAA Swimming & Diving National Championships. She also coached swimmer Silvija Taraska, who qualified for the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in both 2020 and 2021, as well as 2020-2021 PSAC Freshman of the Year Francesca Nemetz (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield Area).

Prior to Gannon, Michalski served as the head coach at NCAA Division I Eastern Illinois for five seasons and coached at NCAA Division I St. Francis (Pa.) for two seasons.

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3 months ago

Read Between Lines…….

3 months ago


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3 months ago


Swim Coach A
3 months ago

Great coach who always did her best to do right by her athlete, and she produced some incredible results at two really tough places to recruit and program build. Wish her all the best in this new chapter!

3 months ago

right before midseason this weekend? Ouch.

3 months ago

Strange timing. Hope this is the best for both her and the Gannon swimmers.

Happy Slappy
3 months ago

Good for her, taking her skills to a properly paid position.

Reply to  Happy Slappy
3 months ago

Didn’t realize she had already gotten a better, higher paying job, congrats! I’m sure it was tough for her to just leave right in the middle of the season, but it’s clearly what was best for her