Northwestern Head Coach Katie Robinson Named Subsequent Stanford Ladies’s Affiliate Head Coach


Northwestern head coach Katie Robinson will change into the following affiliate head coach of the Stanford girls’s swimming and diving group underneath head coach Greg Meehan.

Robinson replaces longtime Stanford girls’s affiliate head coach Tracy Slusser, who departed the Farm final month after 11 years with the Cardinal.

Sources inform SwimSwam that there was some hangup about Robinson’s buyout from Northwestern, however that it was in the end cleared up, paving the best way for her to maneuver west.

Robinson is the fourth Northwestern coach to depart within the final 12 months. Affiliate head coach Andrew Hodgson was named Alabama’s new affiliate head coach final month, Cal added former Northwestern graduate assistant Kim Williams to their employees in April, and former Northwestern dash coach Ignacio Gayo was employed by Ohio State final August. Gayo was the first coach of outstanding Northwestern sprinters Jasmine Nocentini, Maddie Smith, and Miriam Guavera.

Despite these losses, the Northwestern males nonetheless boast one of the best recruiting class within the Massive Ten and the ladies just lately acquired a lift from the addition of fifth-year switch Ayla Spitz from Cal.

Robinson was promoted from affiliate head coach to director of Northwestern’s mixed swimming and diving program in 2020, making her considered one of solely two feminine coaches of a males’s group amongst Energy 5 colleges (the opposite being Georgia Tech’s Courtney Hart).

Robinson was named affiliate head coach of the Northwestern swimming and diving program in July 2018. Previous to becoming a member of the Wildcats, she was the top girls’s swimming and diving coach at Tulane College from 2012-17 after stints as an assistant coach at Virginia (2008-11) and Rutgers (2011-13).

She started her collegiate teaching profession as a graduate assistant coach at College of the Pacific in the course of the 2008-09 season.

Robinson swam collegiately on the College of Texas from 2003-07, and was an 11-time All-American. she additionally was a three-time Massive 12 convention champion within the 200 fly and served as group captain and recruiting coordinator in 2006-07.

The Stanford girls positioned third on the NCAA Championships final season whereas the Wildcat girls positioned twenty ninth and the boys didn’t rating at NCAAs after inserting seventh out eight groups at Massive Tens.


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