Sprint News 8/14/12: Northwestern Hires; Houston Legend Steps Down; NBC Picking Up Paralympics

  101 Braden Keith | August 14th, 2012 | Club, College, In Briefs, News, Paralympic & IPC Swimming

…the Northwestern Wildcats have announced the hiring of Andrew Sheaff as a new assistant for the men’s swimming team. Sheaff previously worked under Wildcats head coach Jarod Schroeder in Maryland, while Schroeder was the interim head coach during the 2007-2008 season. Sheaff swam at Pitt as an undergrad, and has other college coaching experience at Bucknell University. Sheaff’s biggest asset to this team, though, is his knowledge of human physiology. As swimming moves more and more toward in-depth science, experience like Sheaff’s can be invaluable to a program. He spent time as an intern with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns working in sports performance and has a Masters’ Degree in exercise physiology…

…The Houston swimming community was aflutter this weekend as news spread that Clayton Cagle has resigned as the head coach of the Cy-Fair Swim Club (better known as FLEET). Cagle was at the helm of the program for 22 years, and developed it into one of the best age group and junior-level programs in the country. Among his trainees are Olympians Andrew Livingston and Jamie Rauch, as well as more recently National High School Record holder Cole Cragin. Internationally, he was an assistant on the 2001 Goodwill Games squad, and the head coach of a Junior National Team that went to Australia in 2006. He has a big administrative role in Texas swimming too, both as a member of the Board of Directors of Gulf Swimming and as a chair of the elite Texas Senior Circuit meet. This is a very large program that routinely sends double-digit swimmers to college, and has its own 50 meter facility, and the position will be a highly coveted one…

…The USOC has announced a ton of Paralympic coverage in the United States. In addition to the 700 hours of live swimming offered by the International Paralympic Committee on their website (www.paralympic.org), the USOC (which governs both Olympic and Paralympic sports) has set up a YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/USParalympics). They have also negotiated for highlights packages on NBC, the NBC Sports Network, and Universal Sports. The swimming competition will all be aired online live, with full English Commentary. For a full rundown of all of the coverage available, see the release here

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Patrick Willey

Right ….. that is my honest account of things I experienced firsthand while at Fleet with a proper timeline.

I agree 2011. 2010? Some of the content is left out. I think this is your writing? From: patrickwilley [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2012 2:39 PM To: Paul Rembach Subject: C. Cagle Alisha’s account to me of Clayton’s actions in 2008‐2010. ‐ asked to take her and took her on walks behind CFSC alone. ‐ talked to her about his personal sex life. ‐ took Alisha out to lunch for her birthday 2010 and bought and gave her gifts Patrick Willey’s (my) account of Claytons actions 2008 ‐ 2010. ‐ spoke of the female athletes in a sexual manner on a consistent basis. ‐ spoke to all athletes about drinking, sexual conduct and made the female athletes feel like… Read more »
Patrick Willey

For the record: I made no complaints about Clayton’s “druken jokes” in January 2011 or any other time. I was not involved with Fleet,gulf swimming or USA swimming in January of 2011.


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