Swimming & Diving | Holder Accepts NH Job

After six seasons coaching the Georgetown men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, Head Coach Jamie Holder will leave to coach at Dartmouth beginning next academic year, announced by Dartmouth Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy on Tuesday.

Holder joined the Georgetown coaching staff in July 2010 after swimming at Princeton as an undergraduate and serving as an assistant coach for the program for five seasons. While Holder was on the Princeton coaching staff, the Tigers won four Ivy League championships.

During Holder’s time at the helm of the program, his teams have broken over 60 school records, earned three consecutive silver medals at the Big East swimming and diving championships from the 2014 through the 2016 seasons and earned numerous all-conference recognitions.

This year, a program-high 28 athletes were selected to the All-Big East team following their top-three finishes in their respective events at the Big East championships. Twenty-one of the 28 earned a top-three recognition in multiple events, and both the men’s and women’s teams earned second place overall on each side of the competition.

After the 2014-15 season, Holder was a co-recipient of the swimming and diving Big East Coach of the Year award. 2015 also marked the graduation of Holder’s first recruiting class at Georgetown.

In December 2015, Holder coached sophomore Molly Fitzpatrick to an Olympic Trials qualifying time of 2:34.32 in the 200-meter breaststroke event, the first time a Georgetown swimmer has registered a trial-qualifying time.

“I’m extremely excited and thankful for the opportunity to lead the Dartmouth swimming and diving teams,” Holder said in a statement released by the Dartmouth athletics department Tuesday. “The balance between academics and athletics that Dartmouth offers is second to none. I can’t wait to work with the team to achieve new heights in the future.”

Holder could not be reached for comment by The Hoya.

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