CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Washington College head men’s and women’s swim coach Matt Harris has announced the hiring of Philip Quick as the assistant coach for both programs. Quick swam at fellow Centennial Conference school Ursinus College and has experience coaching at the high school and club levels.
“Being a part of the Washington College swim team is a huge honor and I will do my best to help bring this team to new heights,” Quick remarked.
While a student-athlete at Ursinus, Quick specialized in the individual medley and breaststroke, though he was often placed wherever needed in dual meets in order for the Bears to compete for a win. He also contributed in every relay event at the Centennial Conference Championships during his career and made the finals in every event he entered at those championships. He was the Bears’ representative on the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team as a senior and helped hold the school’s 200 freestyle relay record from his freshman year until it was broken after he graduated.
Quick began coaching in 2010, while stile an undergraduate. His coaching experienced has ranged from summer leagues and clinics in addition to high schools and club teams. While living in North Carolina, he spent four years coaching for Eastern Carolina Aquatics (ECA). During his final two years with ECA, he created the club’s newest satellite program on Camp Lejeune. At its peak, the team grew to 120 swimmers with short course, long course age group and senior state championship qualifiers, high school state qualifiers, and sectional qualifiers.
Quick earned a B.S. in Biology from Ursinus in 2013.