More than half of voters preferred the hiring of Coley Stickels for the Alabama head coaching role, compared to Mark Gangloff to UNC (24.2%) and Dan Schemmel to Stanford (18.4%).
Gabhart is the second Indiana freshman from Bloomington South High School to seek a transfer.
The Alabama post-grad will head to Raleigh as a result of the coaching changes in Tuscaloosa.
Howard will follow his former Alabama coach Jonty Skinner, now the associate head sprint coach at Indiana, to Bloomington later this year.
Geer is one of a handful of Indiana post-grads we know are following Stickels.
Held, who had moved to train with the Indiana pro group in February, expects Zane Waddell, Laurent Bams and Ali Khalafalla will comprise his main training partners at Alabama.
Mississippi Distance Champion Blake Peeples Committed to the University of Alabama.
Chitwood, best known for his success with Olympic distance swimmer Leah Smith, will join Ray Looze’s staff in Bloomington.
After a slow start to the NCAA offseason, we’ve seen an influx of hires in the last week.
Skinner, current Alabama senior associate head coach, will take the new Alabama head coach Stickel’s old job at Indiana University.
Another coaching domino has fallen with even more ripple effects elsewhere in the NCAA: Illinois State has hired Indiana University assistant Caitlin Hamilton as the new head coach of their women’s swimming & diving program. That move also leaves Indiana down three assistants from last year’s staff.
Alabama is picking up steam in the class of 2020 after the hiring of new head coach Coley Stickels.
Coley Stickels was announced as the new head coach at Alabama last week – check out the remaining DI vacancies here.
Three days after Morgan Scott entered the NCAA transfer portal, freshman teammate Julia Wolf has followed suit.
Dunleavy will pursue other interests after two years with Cal.