Vic Riggs

WVU Announces Xavier’s Brent MacDonald As New Head Swim & Dive Coach

MacDonald comes to WVU from Xavier, where he’s been on staff for 18 years, including the last 16 seasons as the head coach (one as interim).


Wild Speculation: Who Will Take Over For Vic Riggs At West Virginia?

Who will lead West Virginia next season as Vic Riggs resigned after 17 years? See the wild speculation here.


Vic Riggs Resigns As WVU Head Coach After 17 Seasons

Riggs took over as WVU head coach in 2007 and coached both the men’s and women’s teams to multiple runner-up finishes at Big 12s.


West Virginia Gains Commitment From Hawaii HS State Champion Evan Wong (2024)

Evan Wong of Honolulu, Hawaii, has signed his NLI to continue his academic and athletic career at West Virginia University next fall.

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West Virginia Will Host Mid-Season LC Invitational in Light of US Open Entry Cap Snafu

West Virginia head coach Vic Riggs says that at least 30 colleges have expressed interest in a mid-season long course invite for college swimmers.


West Virginia Adds 2024 Commit from Sprinter Zach Zornan Ferguson

Zornan Ferguson will help to bolster the Mountaineers sprint freestyle group when he joins the program during the fall of 2024.

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James Washbish Joins WVU Staff As Swimming & Diving Assistant Coach

Washbish joins the staff with eight years of college coaching experience with stops at Kentucky and Ohio.


West Virginia Gets 2023 Commitment from PIAA State Qualifier Parker Sterlitz

Sterlitz will join a Mountaineer distance group that currently boasts program record holder in the 1650 free William Mullen.


West Virginia Hires Big 12 Champion David Dixon As An Assistant Coach

Dixon spent five years with West Virginia as a swimmer, where he was a three-time Big 12 champion and a second-team NCAA All-American.


West Virginia Swimming Royalty Caroline Riggs Makes Verbal Commitment to Yale

Caroline Riggs, the daughter of veteran swim coaches Vic and Renee Riggs, has verbally committed to the Yale University class of 2027.


Winter Juniors Qualifier Ian McKinney Commits to West Virginia (2023)

Mecklenburg Swim Association’s Ian McKinney has lifetime best times that would have made two A finals and 3 B finals at the 2022 Big 12 Championships.

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Gold Team Wins Annual West Virginia Intrasquad Meet

The Gold team claimed the overall victory over the Blue team with a score of 228-133. The women’s gold team won 120-66, while the men’s gold team won 108-67.

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West Virginia Adds 22 Student-Athletes to 2019-20 Roster

West Virginia University has announced the addition of 22 student-athletes its men’s and women’s rosters for the upcoming 2019-20 season.

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WVU Swimming Embraces Special Team Member

A very special person has joined the West Virginia University Swimming & Diving team, as 5-year-old Wyatt Dewitt has been drafted to the Mountaineers.


West Virginia’s Carr Sets Pool Records In Weekend Sweeps

Senior Nate Carr set a WVU Natatorium record in the 400 individual medley to highlight victories for the West Virginia University swimming and diving teams against Seton Hall and Xavier on Saturday morning.

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