NC State Promotes Volunteer Assistant Stefani Weigle To Assistant Coach

The NC State swimming and diving program announced the promotion of Stefani Weigle to assistant coach on Tuesday, as she moves up the ladder after serving one season as a volunteer assistant with the Wolfpack.

NC State head coach Braden Holloway said that immediately upon her arrival last fall, Weigle was clearly a good fit with the program.

“We are super excited to promote Stef to full-time assistant coach,” said Holloway. “Within the first month of her arrival at NC State, I knew she was going to be a great fit for our student-athletes, our staff and our program’s culture. Her hard work, dedication to our student-athletes’ welfare and eagerness to learn did not go unnoticed.

“Stef has impressed me with her character, willingness to go the extra mile and her desire to make a positive impact on our program’s development, growth and vision. Our student-athletes have connected with her more and more each day, and she is the perfect fit to who we are as a program and as a family.”

During her one season in Raleigh, Weigle helped propel the NC State men to win the 2022 ACC team title, while both the men’s and women’s teams matched their program-best finishes at NCAAs. The men’s team placed fourth and the women took fifth, making the Wolfpack one of two schools to put both programs in the top five (joining Texas).

“I am very excited to be joining this team,” said Weigle. “It is awe-inspiring to be surrounded by these highly-motivated student-athletes. They motivate me to work harder every single day, and I know that we can get this done together. There is absolutely nowhere else I would rather be, and I am blessed to have found my home with NC State swimming and diving.”

This isn’t the first time NC State has kept a volunteer assistant coach in-house by promoting them to assistant coach, as Dan Kalupski was promoted to his current role of assistant coach prior to the 2019-20 season after two seasons as a volunteer assistant.

Weigle appears to be taking the position previously held by Rebecca Westfall, who came in as an assistant coach prior to the 2021-22 season. Westfall is no longer listed on NC State’s coaching staff on the Pack website.

Prior to joining NC State, Weigle spent time as an assistant coach at Grove City College and Washington & Jefferson College.

Weigle, a Grove City graduate in 2017, helped her alma mater win the 2020 Presidents’ Athletic Conference titles for both men and women.

During her time as a student-athlete, Weigle was a member of four consecutive conference titles for Grove City (2014-17), including co-captaining the 2016-17 squad.

Weigle earned a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and also completed her Master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion.

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8 months ago

The PACK versus WAHOO gibber jabber is SO boring!

Wondering Willie
8 months ago

So who is going to point out NC State’s track record with their female assistants?

8 months ago

Congrats coach! Now waiting patiently for that Masiuk commitment write-up ;)!!

NC Fan
Reply to  Flwolfpack
8 months ago

Maybe they didn’t see the Masiuk.official Instagram site with his post?? Though domestic recruits typically send their own commitment stuff, I’m guessing international swimmers may not known the SwimSwam ‘protocol’.

Questioning Quail
8 months ago

I wonder who the new volunteer assistant is! Could it possibly be someone who was disrespected and not valued from a school down the road?

NC Fan
Reply to  Questioning Quail
8 months ago

And was already announced as the new volunteer assistant last week?

Reply to  Questioning Quail
8 months ago

Don’t talk about what you don’t know

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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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