Lyle Robelot has been hired as assistant coach for Tulane’s women’s swimming and diving program, according to an announcement by head coach Katie Robinson on Monday.
Robelot joins the Green Wave after spending the 2016-17 campaign as a volunteer assistant with NC State’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs that won 2017 ACC Championships, respectively.
“Throughout the interview process, Lyle stood out amongst a strong pool of candidates for many reasons,” Robinson said. “His background working with one of the fastest growing programs in the country really stood out and spoke volumes of his commitment to becoming a great coach at the highest level. His friendly, supportive and easy-going, yet eager-to-win, demeanor fits well with my coaching style and I can’t wait to get to work alongside Lyle in the years to come.”
Prior to his time at NC State, Robelot served as an assistant coach at Nova Southeastern University from 2014-16. He worked primarily with training student-athletes in sprint events, recruiting, travel and equipment. During his tenure with the Sharks, 33 of the program’s 38 records were broken while nine swimmers won individual national championships.
“His knowledge in sprint training is extremely impressive and gives reason to believe he will be successful, not only because he has the experience working with high-level student-athletes, but the knowledge to pair the science with anyone and improve their performance,” Robinson said.
Before his time at Nova Southeastern, Robelot was a volunteer assistant at Louisiana State University from 2012-14, handling videography for the swimming team, allowing student-athletes to analyze their swimming and diving techniques and fundamentals.
Robelot began his coaching career at Saint Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge, La., where he served as head coach for two years. He led SJA to one state championship and was named the CCSL Women’s Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
An LSU alum with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, Robelot also completed his master’s in exercise physiology at his alma mater with an emphasis on power training amongst swimmers.
“Having grown up in Louisiana, he knows the academic aptitude of Tulane on a deep level and will be able to recruit to this strength,” Robinson said. “Lyle also has many contacts around the globe that will aid our international and domestic recruiting efforts to bring in top-level talent to our program.”
News courtesy of Tulane Athletics.