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.
The absolute BEST news!
Coach Weigle has been promoted to assistant coach and will be staying with our Pack 🥰
— NC State Swimming & Diving (@packswimdive) May 17, 2022
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.