Bronx, N.Y. – Lisa Ginder, who served the past two years as a graduate assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the Bryant University swimming and diving teams, was named assistant swimming coach at Fordham it was announced today by head coach Steve Potsklan.
Last year, the Bryant men’s team put together one of the greatest championship performances in program history at the MAAC Championships. The Black and Gold not only posted their best finish in school history (third), but far exceeded their previous point total, tallying 511 points. In doing so, Bryant broke all but five school records and took home eleven medals over the course of the four-day event.
Academically in 2015-2016, the Bryant women’s squad was named a Scholar All-American Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for the second-straight year while the men’s team earned the accolade for the first time. Additionally, one Bulldog male swimmer earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American honors.
In her first year, Ginder helped the women finish third at the NEC Championships and the men finish sixth at the MAAC Championships. Under her tutelage, the Bulldogs earned eight All-NEC honors.
Ginder arrived at Bryant after spending two seasons as a volunteer swim coach at the University of North Texas. She helped run the distance group practices in her time at North Texas. She has also coached at several different levels, working with the Timarron Tigersharks Swim Team, at Cherry Hills Country Club and at the Southern Methodist swim camp.
A 2012 graduate of the University of Denver, Ginder was a part of the Pioneers back-to-back Sunbelt Conference titles in 2011 and 2012, captaining the team her senior year. A four-year All-American coming out of high school, Ginder won the Sunbelt Conference 500 free in 2008-09 with a conference record time that stood for three years. She also held the Denver school record in the 500 and capped her career by achieving NCAA “B” time standards in the 500 free, 400 IM and 200 fly.
Ginder, who received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Denver, is completing her Masters in Communication at Bryant.
Swimming news courtesy of Fordham Swimming & Diving.