New Ohio coach Rachel Komisarz-Baugh has wasted no time in filling out her staff at Ohio University, where she was named the new head coach shortly before this year’s NCAA Championship meet.
Ben Rayner, an assistant at the red-hot Virginia Tech program, has been hired as Ohio’s new assistant, Komisarz confirmed today.
Rayner was an assistant at Virginia Tech for one season, and in that season he helped coach the Hokie men to their first ever ACC title.
Rayner also has a stop as an administrative assistant with the Michigan swimming program on his resume, plus working with the 11-12 age group at Club Wolverine, and prior to that was a graduate assistant with a strong Division II program at Delta State.
Delta State is Rayner’s alma mater, and where he was a standout swimmer for four years and a team captain. He majored in Exercise Science, and was an NCAA All-American Honorable Mention.
Rayner comes from the combined Virginia Tech program to a women’s-only Ohio team. The Bobcats placed 6th out of 8 teams at the 2014 MAC Championships.