Mitch Dalton Joins Texas Women’s Staff As Assistant Coach

Mitch Dalton is the newest member of the Texas women’s team staff, as head coach Carol Capitani announced the former USA Swimming National Junior Team Director as an assistant coach on Thursday.

“I am very excited to bring Mitch into our program at Texas,” said Capitani. “I’ve been impressed with Mitch through this entire process. He understands what it takes to compete at the highest level, in swimming, and in the academic arena. Mitch is passionate about cultivating relationships and culture and has a great reputation among his peers and athletes in the swimming community. I look forward to what we can do to build upon our storied history and success at Texas.”

Dalton is coming off of a five-year stint with USA Swimming, where his primary role as National Junior Team Director was to identify, support and cultivate the country’s next generation of Olympians. This experience could prove invaluable to Texas’ recruiting over the next few years.

Prior to working with the National Governing Body, Dalton spent five seasons at Princeton University as an assistant coach for the men’s team while also serving as the recruiting coordinator. During his time with the Tigers, the Sydney, Australia native helped lead the team to four Ivy League titles and three NCAA appearances.

Prior to Princeton, Dalton spent two years as an assistant for both the men’s and women’s programs at George Washington, also handling all recruiting responsibilities there.

“I have long considered Texas the pinnacle of college swimming,” Dalton said. “Legends have walked on the pool deck at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center. It is extremely humbling to be given an opportunity to continue to grow the legacy of this amazing community.

“Since very early in this process, I would leave every phone call energized by [Carol’s] competitiveness to get better, win, and do it the right way. She is intelligent and full of humility, humor, and heart – what more can you ask for in a boss and teammate. I cannot wait to share the deck with her, learn from her, and help take Texas into the next decade.”

A four-year letter winner at James Madison, Dalton also has experience being on Estonia’s coaching staff at the 2011 World University Games.

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Guerra
2 years ago

UT Women’s Swimming
“Uncommitted to excellence…past, present and future to come!”

yardfan
2 years ago

Congratulations ! Well deserved. Hook’em!

RenéDescartes
2 years ago

Congrats to Mitch, excited to see what the future holds.

RenéDescartes
Reply to  RenéDescartes
2 years ago

I wonder who could possibly be down voting? Curious indeed.

JohnJ
Reply to  RenéDescartes
2 years ago

Roric fans?

Ladyvoldisser
Reply to  RenéDescartes
2 years ago

Some people downvote because they are confused and think it is a vote of confidence

SuperSwimmer 2000
Reply to  Ladyvoldisser
2 years ago

Some people downvote, because it’s the internet, and it’s full of haters.

Ghost
Reply to  RenéDescartes
2 years ago

Nothing is a slam dunk! Maybe that is why it might have been down voted.

Tommy
2 years ago

Mitch is awesome. Incredibly friendly and passionate. Always enjoyed conversations with him while he was at Princeton.

Great Hire
2 years ago

Congrats to Mitch! Nobody looks better in an orange polo.

PKWater
2 years ago

Congrats Mitch!

Hmm
2 years ago

Awesome guy! Well deserved

Coach
2 years ago

Really happy for Mitch!

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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