Jason Memont enters his second season with the program in 2015-16 following a span of seven seasons at South Carolina. Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and coaches at William & Mary prior to coaching at South Carolina, was named UNCW’s head swimming and diving coach on July 28, 2014.
Memont, 37, spent the last seven years with the Gamecocks, assisting Coach McGee Moody with all phases of the successful SEC program in Columbia. He was heavily involved with the day-to-day operations of the USC program, creating pool and dry land workouts and taper schedules, and planning off-season practices for distance and middle-distance swimmers.
Memont had enjoyed tremendous success on the recruiting trail, luring 12 NCAA All-Americans to the USC program and coaching Gamecock standouts Michael Flach, Marwan El Kamash and Gerard Rodriguez to berths in international competition.
In 2013-14, the USC men finished the dual meet season with a 6-2 record. For the second-consecutive season, the team's 800 Freestyle Relay team of El Kamash, Flach, Rodriguez and Kevin Leithold earned All-America honors after finishing 12th overall at the NCAA Championships. The Gamecock women finished 4-4 on the year, with Amanda Rutqvist reaching the NCAA Championships for a fourth time.
Before joining the USC program, Memont spent three seasons with Moody at Colonial Athletic Association rival William & Mary. He assisted Moody with workouts, lineups, recruiting and travel plans. During his time in Williamsburg, the Tribe, with a non-scholarship program, featured an NCAA qualifier and captured the CAA women’s championship in 2007.
Memont also has experience on the club level. He served as head coach of the Ipswich, Mass., YMCA of the North Shore team and sent 10 swimmers to NCAA Division I programs.
During his collegiate career, Memont was a two-time captain at RIT from 1996-2001 and held four relay records with the Tigers. He still owns the 200 IM mark, and was also a member and assistant coach of the school’s nationally-ranked water polo team.
Memont is a 1996 graduate of Pentucket Regional High School in West Newbury, Mass. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology from RIT in 2001.