Virginia Tech Promotes Albert Subirats to Affiliate Head Coach


Venezuelan Olympian and Virginia Tech assistant coach Albert Subirats was promoted to affiliate head coach and males’s recruiting coordinator after 5 seasons with the Hokies as an assistant coach.

Throughout his time as an assistant coach, the lads achieved their highest NCAA end in program historical past in 2023 (ninth) and Youssef Ramadan claimed the primary nationwide title in program historical past. The ladies have additionally made nice strides beneath Subirats, transferring from fortieth to twentieth, marking their highest NCAA end in a decade throughout the 2023 season.

Subirats has additionally significantly contributed to the Hokies’ recruiting efforts, bringing in NCAA contenders akin to Emma Atkinson, Carmen Weiler Sastre, Sarah Shackelford, Ramadan, Carles Coll Marti, and AJ Pouch. Within the final two seasons, the Hokies’ recruiting courses have been ranked inside the prime 10. Head coach Sergio Lopez Miro famous that he “can’t thank Coach Albert sufficient for his great work these previous 5 seasons in any respect ranges.”

Throughout his swimming profession, Subirats represented Venezuela internationally, the place he competed on the 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Video games, attaining a highest end of eleventh within the 100-meter butterfly on the 2008 Beijing Video games. In 2007, he claimed Venezuela’s first lengthy course World Champs medal with bronze within the 100-meter butterfly. He would go on to assert the world title within the 50-meter butterfly (SCM) on the 2010 World Championships. He nonetheless holds long-course nationwide data within the 100 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, and 100 backstroke.

On the NCAA stage, Subirats represented the College of Arizona the place he was a nationwide champion within the 100-yard butterfly in 2006 and 2007, whereas additionally claiming one other particular person title within the 100-yard backstroke in 2006.

With Subirats’ promotion and Virginia Tech’s stellar 2023-2024 recruiting class together with Vedaant Madhavan, Daniil Pancerevas, Kate Anderson, and Courtney Phillips within the 16-strong contingent, the Hokies are set to enhance upon their standing eventually 12 months’s NCAA Championships on either side.


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