Tyler Clary To Coach High School Swimming At Hotchkiss School

2012 Olympic champ Tyler Clary will join the coaching staff at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, he announced on his Twitter page this week.

Clary says he’ll start in February, joining the staff at the boarding school with a total body of about 600 students in grades 9-12. The boys high school season has already begun, with the first meet on the team’s listed schedule taking place next Saturday, January 14. Head coach Keith Moon noted that the current Hotchkiss group is a young but coachable crew. They’ll now get to learn from Clary, who won Olympic gold in 200 back in London.

Clary has long been one of the nation’s top all-around swimmers, but was continually blocked out of Olympic berths in the IM races due to Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte continuing to dominate the world into their 30s. Clary made the Olympic team in the 200 back in 2012, but missed the Rio team as young swimmers rose up in both the 400 IM and 200 backstroke for the United States.

Hotchkiss will host the team’s end-of-season meet, the New England Championships, in early March. Per the school’s website, the staff previously included Moon and assistant John McBratney. Clary’s Twitter announcement of his new job is below:

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Markster

Such lucky swimmers to have him as a coach. He always came off as really intelligent and analytical in his interviews and is all around one of my favorite athletes. He got too much criticism over the years for being quite outspoken but I guess that’s what happens when you are honest with the media.

coacherik

That team is going to be a bunch of crazy, belly-flopping 400IMers by the end of the season..

Markster

If they are all going to end up being like him, as you seem to be implying, then they will also be crazy fast, successful, olympic gold medalists.

Bigly

And putting their $40,000/year Hotchkiss tuition, and then their even more expensive private college tuition into becoming a high school swim coach/wannabe race car driver. Nothing wrong with that, but probably not what their parents are envisioning with that investment.

coacherik

Yikes. Not at all serious a comment, people.. In reference to a recent video of him belly flopping at a FFT spot, and his propensity to be outgoing along with toughness, as 400IMers often are.

No medal mel

Do they have a NASCAR team?

Spectatorn

just saw this also on TC’s twitter feed – https://www.gofundme.com/tyler-clarys-road-to-daytona

Spectatorn

just mean to show TC is serious about his driving career and has a great opportunity coming up. Posting his link in case some fans here want to support his effort and new career. I guess that is not welcomed as comment….

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