UNCW Adds UIndy Transfer I’likai Crompton-English for 2020-21

Hemet, California native I’likai Crompton-English is transferring to University of North Carolina Wilmington after swimming his freshman year at the University of Indianapolis. He will join the Seahawks in the fall of 2020.

Crompton-English focused mainly on sprint free and fly while swimming for the Greyhounds last season. He swam the 50 free (10th), 100 free, 100 back (18th), and 100 fly (23rd) at the 2020 Great Lakes Valley Conference Meet, and he contributed a leg to the runner-up 200 free relay. UIndy men won the conference title for the third consecutive year. Crompton-English walked away with a quartet of PBs: 50/100 free, 100 back, and 100 fly.

Before arriving in Indianapolis, Crompton-English swam at West Valley High School in Southern California. He won both the 50 free (20.64) and the 100 free (46.20) at the 2019 CIF-Southern Section Division IV Championships before going on to the California State Meet and finishing 10th in the 50 (20.74).

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.29
  • 50 free relay split – 19.81
  • 100 free – 45.21
  • 100 fly – 49.25
  • 100 back – 51.04

Crompton-English’s best times would have scored at the 2020 CAA Championships in the A finals of the 50 free and 100 free and the B finals of the 100 fly and 100 back.

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UNCW needs to add a head coach… Who is taking over this program?


Last search took several months and seemed like it dragged on forever. I wouldnt expect it to be any different here. Some of these public universities have HR protocols in place like keeping the job posted for 4-6 weeks before even looking at candidates, then phone interviews which takes time, then on campus interviews with 3 different people, then official offer letter drafted etc.

I dont think its a sign of anything other than beaurocracy at its finest…


Any news on their target?

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The swimmers have been kept in the dark about the entire thing, not suprising though.. given our administration


According to the posting, the job was open until July 1. Add July 4 weekend to this which means they probably have just reviewed applications and recently started phone interviews. They likely arent close to a final 3 yet or a target (unless a big name has applied).

Although I agree that admin has let the swim team down at times, this is a state of NC Human Resources policy not an admin thing.
This could take many more weeks.


Makes sense. My guess is they will have someone in place before the 1st day of classes.

I have a swimmer who is interested to stay in state and UNCW is on the list. Hard to say what I think about the team before seeing who the new coach is. Is Guntoro from NC State considering this position? He’s an alum, but he has a great job with the Pack.


How many other schools are looking for head coaches? Seems like there are some great candidates – maybe they’re looking at Drexel too?

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