Coaching Changes

Former National Champion Bobby Brewer Named Head Coach At River City Aquatics

Brewer was the 1998 U.S. National Champion in the 100 backstroke and joins River City Aquatics after owning bdouble Consulting for the past seven years.

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Former Aussie Head Coach Jacco Verhaeren Joins German Staff

Jacco Verhaeren left Swimming Australia last September and has already landed a role with the German Swimming Association (DSV).


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After 28 State Championships, North Dakota Coach Kathy Aspaas Retires

Aspaas retired once from Minot High School in 2009 only to return as the coach at Bismarck’s Century High, where she won 6 more titles in 6 seasons.


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Northern Colorado Hires Brody Lewis to Replace Leonhart as Assistant Coach

The University of Nothern Colorado has hired Brody Lewis, a class of ’20 Utah graduate, Pac-12 finalist, and Olympic Trial qualifier, as an assistant coach.

Larry VanWagner Retires After 45 years as Swim Coach at Marist College

After serving as the only coach in the program’s 43-year history, Larry VanWagner has announced he will be retired following the 2020-21 school year.

Sterling’s Gary Kempf To Retire; Laryssa McMartin To Be Promoted To Head Coach

Kempf, who was the Sterling College AD from 2011-18, helped launch the men’s and women’s swimming program in 2019, leading the team for the last two seasons.

Coley Stickels Leaves Alabama after 18 Months; Will be Replaced by Margo Geer

Coley Stickels has resigned as head coach of the men’s and women’s program at Alabama. He will be replaced by Margo Geer after the Tokyo Olympics.

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Chad Cradock Out As UMBC Head Coach

Head coach Chad Cradock is no longer with the UMBC swimming & diving program, the team was informed today. The school has declined to comment.

Keith Coghlan, Head Swim Coach at St. Thomas University (Miami), Resigns

Keith Coghlan has resigned from his position as head swim coach for the new program at St. Thomas University, just 10 months after taking the job.

Columbia Hires Matt Hall as New Women’s Assistant Coach

Matt Hall, who spent the past 2 seasons as a volunteer assistant at LIU and a full-time assistant at Asphalt Green, has joined the Columbia coaching staff.

Wheeling Hires Fairmont State Head Swim Coach Patrick Snively as New AD

Patrick Snively served 20 years as the head swim coach for Fairmont State, leading the Falcons to their first MEC conference title in 2018.

Lani Pallister & Mom Coach Janelle Make Move To Griffith

Lani Pallister and coach mom Janelle Pallister have been stationed at Cotton Tree but have now moved on to join coach Michael Bohl at Griffith University.

UC Santa Barbara Swimming Adds Assistant Coach Jaclyn Rosen to Staff

Rosen will join the Gauchos with hopes of pushing both the men’s and women’s squads over the top in the pursuit of MPSF team championship.

Lycoming Men’s Swim Team Welcomes Andrew Dragunas As Program’s 15th Head Coach

Andrew Dragunas was named the Warriors’ head swimming coach on Thursday.

Pepperdine Women’s Swimming and Diving Hires Diving Coach Kaeden Cogbill

Pepperdine swimming and diving head coach Ellie Monobe rounded out her coaching staff with the hire of diving coach Kaeden Cogbill.