Indiana University Athletics announced that women’s swimming’s Lilly King and men’s soccer’s Andrew Gutman have been named IU’s 2018-19 Athletes of the Year.
Though May has been marked by major staff turnover in Bloomington (with assistant coaches Coley Stickels and Caitlin Hamilton both leaving for head coaching gigs and Kirk Grand moving to a different state), the month was also a banner one for IU-trained athletes, particularly the breaststroke group.
While in Bloomington, SwimSwam sat down with IU head coach Ray Looze to ask about how IU would integrate their new coaches into the already successful culture.
Gabhart is the second Indiana freshman from Bloomington South High School to seek a transfer.
We went to go film their practice the day after the meet, admittedly expecting to get more of a laid back, recovery type of practice. Lucky for us, Indiana doesn’t really do “that kind of thing”.
Chitwood, best known for his success with Olympic distance swimmer Leah Smith, will join Ray Looze’s staff in Bloomington.
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.
Three days after Morgan Scott entered the NCAA transfer portal, freshman teammate Julia Wolf has followed suit.
Greg Meehan and Dave Durden have been tabbed as the head’s women’s and men’s coaches for the 2019 USA World Championships team.
Both Chitwood (center) and Botsford (right) joined Augie Busch’s staff when he was appointed head coach in August 2017.
Lilly King has been named the 2019 Honda Sports Award winner for swimming & diving.
The Big Ten announced on Monday the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer, Diver, Swimming Coach and Diving Coach of the Year awards, as voted on by the conference coaches.
Indiana won a whopping 3 national titles on Day 3 of NCAA competition, a feat that hasn’t occurred in decades for the Hoosiers
IU under coach Ray Looze has evolved. It is becoming the place for post grads–a pro training destination. How will the IU pro group impact the Olympic Team?