Courtesy: Miami (Ohio) Athletics
OXFORD, Ohio – Head Coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron announced the addition of Tyler Coffing to the swimming and diving staff on Wednesday. Coffing will serve as an assistant coach.
“Tyler’s ambition and eagerness to not only work with highly driven student-athletes, but to be a Miami RedHawk was evident from the start,” said Bonewit-Cron. “I am excited about his future with our program that will help our student-athletes grow in the water and in the classroom. His initiative to help in every aspect of our program will help us collectively continue our upward climb.”
Coffing comes to Oxford from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., where he served as an assistant coach for one season, focusing on freestyle. Coffing helped lead both the men’s and women’s teams to Capital Athletic Conference Championships. The women’s team won its 29th championship in-a-row while the men’s team won its 19th straight championship and 25th overall. The men’s team also had an athlete earn All-American honors twice during the Division III NCAA Championships.
Last season, Coffing also coached two USA national Paralympic athletes.
Prior to his time at UMW, Coffing spent a season at Michigan State as a volunteer assistant coach. He worked primarily with the sprint freestyle and IM groups.
Coffing has also been a camp counselor at both Princeton and the University of Texas at Austin since earning his undergraduate degree.
Coffing earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Behavior Science with a minor in coaching science from the University of Delaware in 2017.