Tim Wise has resigned after 7 seasons as the head coach of the Yale University men’s swimming & diving team, announcing the decision on Tuesday.
“After almost two decades at Yale I have made the decision to resign from my position of head coach of men’s swimming and diving. For 19 years I have been fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented and dedicated coaches in their respective fields and I am a better man as a result of those relationships,” said Wise.
Prior to being named the head coach on May 6, 2010, Wise spent 12 seasons as an assistant coach with the program. That includes guiding Alex Righi to 11 All-American honors and runner-up finishes in the 50 and 100 freestyles at the NCAA Championships as a junior, and tying the American Record as a senior.
Under Wise, the team posted the best GPA in NCAA Division I men’s swimming in 6 straight semesters from the Fall of 2012 through the Fall of 2014.
Yale finished 4th at the Ivy League Championships in 6 out of Wise’s 7 seasons as head coach. The exception was 2015, where they were 3rd. Last year’s finish was 4th out of 7 teams after Princeton cancelled the season of the defending Ivy League champions.
The team broke 16 out of 19 school swimming records during Wise’s tenure, including 6 in Wise’s last season as head coach.