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Matt Kredich

Matt Kredich

Head Coach

Entering 2017-18, Matt Kredich is in his 13th season as head coach at the University of Tennessee and his sixth year as coach of the combined men's and women's swimming and diving program. In 2015-16, the Tennessee men finished seventh at the NCAA championships, the best finish for the program since 2001 and the first top-10 finish since 2009. The women's team took second at SECs -- tied with the best finish in program history -- and 13th at the NCAA meet. The UT women have placed in the top 15 at NCAAs for the last 11 years. Three swimmers with UT ties qualified for the 2016 Olympic games: rising senior Kira Toussaint (Netherlands, 100 backstroke), 2015 UT graduate and member of Tennessee Aquatics Molly Hannis (USA, 200 breaststroke) and 2011 graduate Martina Moravcikova (Czech Republic, 200 breaststroke). During Kredich's tenure at Tennessee, the team has produced 63 swimming and diving All-Americans who have achieved a comprehensive total of 378 All-American certificates. In 2017, Tennessee earned a total of q3 All-America honors between the men's and women's teams with six swimmers earning All-America honors for the first time. Among the numerous success stories include 100-meter butterfly American record holder Christine Magnuson, who was a double silver medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games and finished her college career as a 23-time All-American, four-time SEC champion and Swimmer of the Year, NCAA champion, and Olympic Trials champion. Kredich accepted the head coaching position of the Tennessee women's swimming and diving program on April 30, 2005. He joined UT after spending four seasons at Richmond from 2001-02 through 2004-05, when he led the Spiders to the NCAA Championships and won the Colonial Athletic Association championship in all four years. He previously served as the head coach of a combined program at Brown University for nine seasons (1993-2001). - Bio from Tennessee Athletics
Ashley Jahn

Ashley Jahn

Associate Head Coach

In 2017-18, Ashley Jahn is in her sixth year as an assistant coach with the Tennessee swimming and diving program. A former collegiate swimmer and water polo player for Air Force, Jahn spent two years as an assistant coach at UNLV and Idaho prior to arriving at Tennessee. She was previously a graduate assistant with the women's team for two seasons from 2008-10. In Jahn's first season on Rocky Top in 2013, Tennessee enjoyed strong dual meet and championship seasons as a combined program. The women's team won its first three NCAA relay titles on their way to finishing third as a team at the national meet, the best finish in program history. Meanwhile, the Vols took fourth at SECs and 16th at NCAAs. In 2014, Tennessee's women again produced a top-10 finish, taking seventh overall at the NCAA championships. Lindsay Gendron highlighted the meet by winning the bronze medal in both the 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly, setting school records in both. The UT men again improved from the year before, finishing 15th. At the SEC meet in 2015, the men's and women's teams improved placement from the year before, both finishing fourth in the standings. On the men's side, Sean Lehane defended his SEC title in the 200 backstroke and placed second in the event at NCAAs. The year marked a real youth movement for the men's teams with six swimmers or divers earned All-America honors for the first time. Molly Hannis led the Tennessee women throughout her final collegiate season. At the SEC meet, she earned two more silver medals in the breaststroke events and also helped Tennessee win the two medley relays. She ended her career as a 14-time All-America by picking up four more awards. In 2016, the men's team returned to the top 10 in the NCAA standings, taking seventh at the national meet. The Vols also celebrated their first U.S. Olympian since 2008 when Molly Hannis made the squad. Current swimmer Kira Toussaint qualified in the 100 backstroke for the Netherlands. - Bio from Tennessee Athletics
Lance Asti

Lance Asti

Associate Head Coach

In 2017-18, Lance Asti is in his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Tennessee swimming and diving program. Asti is certainly no stranger to the Southeastern Conference, as both a student-athlete and a coach. He swam for the Vols from 1998-2001 and spent two seasons as the recruiting coordinator and sprint coach for the men's and women's swimming programs at LSU prior to arriving at UT. He previously held the same position at Clemson from 2006-10. In the last five seasons, Tennessee's sprinters have earned three NCAA relay titles and a runner-up finish in the NCAA women's 200-yard freestyle relay in 2016. The team has earned eight SEC titles in sprint events, including an individual gold for Madeline Banic in the 50-yard freestyle in 2017. "Lance Asti is one of the brightest, most respected, and most accomplished assistant coaches in the country," Kredich said. "He's a fantastic role model and is known as an innovative and energetic teacher. Lance's character, expertise, and competitiveness makes him a tremendous addition to our program." Tennessee has recorded four NCAA individual titles, 20 SEC titles and more than 200 All-America honors in Asti's first four years on staff. In Asti's first season back on Rocky Top in 2013, Tennessee enjoyed strong dual meet and championship seasons as a combined program. The women's team won its first three NCAA relay titles on their way to finishing third as a team at the national meet, the best finish in program history. Meanwhile, the Vols took fourth at SECs and 16th at NCAAs. In 2014, Tennessee's women again produced a top-10 finish, taking seventh overall at the NCAA championships. Lindsay Gendron highlighted the meet by winning the bronze medal in both the 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly, setting school records in both. The UT men again improved from the year before, finishing 15th. At the SEC meet in 2015, the men's and women's teams improved placement from the year before, both finishing fourth in the standings. On the men's side, Sean Lehane defended his SEC title in the 200 backstroke and placed second in the event at NCAAs. The year marked a real youth movement for the men's teams with six swimmers or divers earned All-America honors for the first time. As a former Vol himself, Asti has played a key role in maintaining program ties with swimming and diving alumni. - Bio from Tennessee Athletics
Dave  Parrington

Dave Parrington

Diving Coach

Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington, a successful athlete on both the collegiate and international levels, has translated that athletic excellence into a high degree of proficiency in the coaching ranks. Parrington has received countless honors on every level the diving community and is in his 28th season at UT in the 2017-18 school year. His wealth of experience and teaching ability was displayed in the successes of his athletes with divers excelling at the conference and national levels year in, year out. The Harare, Zimbabwe, native owns an impressive resume. The SEC coaches have voted Parrington the Men's Diving Coach of the Year nine times (1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2015, 2016) and the Women's Coach of the Year four times (1997, 2003, 2012, 2013). Since arriving on The Hill, Parrington has produced seven NCAA champions and 41 SEC champions. He has coached eight USA Diving national champions. Parrington and the UT divers have built an impressive stretch over recent. The 2011-12 season was among Tennessee's best overall seasons in the diving well as the men swept all three diving events at the SEC Championships for the first time in program history. Ryan Helms won the 1-meter and 3-meter titles and freshman Mauricio Robles took the platform. Tori Lamp led the women all year and won her first SEC title in her signature event, the platform. Helms and Lamp were both voted the SEC Diver of the Year for the men and women. Lamp, Helms and former SEC champion Michael Wright competed in the 2012 USA Olympic Diving Trials. Lamp also qualified for the FINA Grand Prix diving series for Team USA during the summer months. In 2012-13, Parrington was named the CSCAA National Women's Diving Coach of the Year and SEC Women's Diving Coach of the Year after leading the Lady Vols to championship-level heights at the SEC and NCAA championships. Lamp was named the National Diver of the Year after making the finals of all three diving events, placing second on the platform for the second time, and senior Jodie McGroarty made the finals in both springboard competitions to help Tennessee finish third in the team standings for the first time in program history. The 2013-14 season marked the re-emergence of Robles to the national scene. After missing much of the 2013 spring with a head injury, Robles put together a brilliant sophomore year. He took the NCAA bronze medal on the 3-meter springboard and scored in all three events. He earned silver medals at the SEC meet on 1 meter and 3 meter and later was voted the SEC Diver of the Year. Lamp finished her career by winning her third consecutive SEC platform title, setting a meet record in 356.10. Parrington earned SEC Men's Diving Coach of the Year honors in 2015. At the SEC meet, Robles won the 1-meter springboard title with a Tennessee record of 421.15. Liam Stone, who joined the team in January, set the meet record to win in the 3-meter title in 463.50 with Robles taking third. In 2016, Tennessee celebrated its first NCAA men's diving champion since 2004 when Stone captured the 1-meter NCAA title (453.70 - school record). Robles ended his career as the 2016 SEC Diver of the Year, defending his 1-meter conference title and winning platform for the first time since 2012. Freshman Rachel Rubadue won the women's platform title and was the SEC Freshman Diver of the Year. Stone earned SEC Diver of the Year honors, setting a new SEC record on the 1-meter springboard at home (468.30) and taking fourth at NCAAs on both springboards. - Bio from Tennessee Athletics
Christian Hanselmann

Christian Hanselmann

Assistant Coach

Christian Hanselmann returned to Knoxville in September 2017 to join the Tennessee swimming and diving program as an assistant coach. Hanselmann spent the last year as an assistant coach for the Eastern Michigan swimming and diving program. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant for Tennessee and an assistant coach on the Tennessee Aquatics staff, working with the elite high school group and the master’s program. “It feels great to be able to bring Christian Hanselmann and his family back to Tennessee,” head coach Matt Kredich said. “During his time here as a graduate student, he showed himself to be an original and creative thinker and student of the sport, an outstanding communicator and motivator, and a man of great character. “He strengthened all of those attributes working for Peter Linn and Eastern Michigan, one of the best coaches in our sport. He’s a great fit for this program at a time of exciting growth and realignment.” Last season, EMU won its 34th MAC championship on the men’s side, beating Missouri State by one point, while the women’s team finished second. Two women, Alexis Mitcheltree and Delaney Duncan, qualified for the NCAA championships. He swam for three years at BYU and served as a student manager in his final year. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness from BYU and his master’s degree in sport psychology from Tennessee. Hanselmann is married to the former Jenny Connolly, one of the greatest swimmers in Tennessee history. She won eight SEC titles and was a 22-time All-American for the Lady Vols from 2009-12. They have two children, Liam and Livvy. - Bio from Tennessee Athletics
Rich Murphy

Rich Murphy

Assistant Coach

Rich Murphy is beginning his first year as an assistant coach for the Tennessee swimming program in 2017-18. Murphy has a long track record of mentoring Olympians and international-caliber swimmers on the club and collegiate level. He has spent most of the last decade helping lead the Dynamo Swim Club in Atlanta. After being on staff from 2007-13. He rejoined the club in 2015 as an associate head coach guiding the competitive platform. During the 2013-14 season, Murphy was the women’s head coach at the University of Houston, leading the team to its best NCAA finish in five years. "I’m thrilled to bring Rich Murphy into the Tennessee Swimming and Diving family,” head coach Matt Kredich said. “Rich is widely regarded as one of the top coaches in the country. He has had a long track record of coaching athletes to elite performances across a number of events and distances. He has worked with dozens of Olympians and many All-Americans, but one of the best things I can say is that all of the people I’ve talked to about him have said some version of the same thing: ‘Great Coach, better man.’ “He’s a great fit for Tennessee. He’s very competitive, he’s very humble, and he’s always looking to get better.” Between the stops of his career, he has worked with 39 Olympians. He has previously served as an assistant coach at Auburn (2006-07) and Bowling Green (2005-06). On the club scene, he was a volunteer assistant for Club Wolverine at Michigan under coaches Bob Bowman and Jon Urbanchek when Michael Phelps trained there (2005-06) and was the head coach for Sun Devil Aquatics at Arizona State (2003-05). He is the current coach of 2012 and 2016 Olympian Matias Koski, an NCAA champion distance swimmer who competed at the University of Georgia, and 2016 Olympian Jay Litherland and his brothers Kevin and Mick, who all swim at Georgia. - Bio from Tennessee Athletics