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Inaugural Season: 2016-2017
Head Coach: David DeGeus
I swam for UNLV and Henderson State University, where I was a 7-time NCAA DII All-American and Conference champion in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke. I was an undergraduate assistant coach at HSU for one year. After that, I became the assistant coach for the Central Arkansas Swim Club Racers, before becoming the Head coach for the Clarksville branch of the Racers.
The University of the Ozarks feels that swimmers are very dedicated in the pool and that dedication continues into the classroom. Because of this, a swim program will fit in well at the university.
I will build a team of 20 men and 20 women, at least 2 NCAA National qualifiers, and contend for a conference championship within 4 years.
Hard work equals results, and everyone has a shot. Sometimes you have to believe in your swimmers before they can believe in themselves.
We are a DIII program, so the University of the Ozarks only offers academic scholarships.
We are in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) along with Austin College, Centenary College of Louisiana, Colorado College, Southwestern University, Trinity University, and McMurry University.
The University of the Ozarks will have established itself in the NCAA community and set itself apart from other universities. Our university will have that ‘wow’ factor that quality college recruits are looking for.
I want to recruit both male and female swimmers that are willing to work hard and open to new ideas; students that will strive to be successful and stand out in a crowd. We need students that want to be part of a small family environment, with academics at the forefront of their priorities.
LemonAid provides me with easy access and communication between recruits and myself. It can eliminate the need for multiple recruiting sites, and allows me to have all my college recruiting tools with me anywhere, any time.