Collins promoted to Associate Head Coach of Men’s Swim and Dive

AUSTIN, Texas – Wyatt Collins, who served as assistant coach for the Texas men’s swimming and diving plan the very last 5 seasons, was promoted to affiliate head coach, head coach Eddie Reese announced on Monday.

“Wyatt is an exceptional individual and that would make him an exceptional coach,” Reese reported. “His knowledge of the activity is, for somebody his age, amazing. He loves it. He has terrific connection with the university student-athletes and is really superior at looking through physique language. Wyatt receives together terrific with the recruits and is aware how to link with them, so we get a lot of terrific expertise that way.”

In his 7 a long time on UT’s staff, 5 as an assistant and two as a volunteer coach, Collins has been an integral aspect of the Longhorns accomplishment. In all those 7 seasons, Texas has won 5 Nationwide Championships and was the runner-up in the other two. The Longhorns have swept all 7 Big 12 Convention Championships for the duration of that time as very well.

“I am very thankful to Eddie Reese, Chris Del Conte and Sarah Baumgartner for this outstanding honor and chance,” Collins reported. “The College of Texas occupies a exclusive location in my coronary heart and I am honored to be able to proceed serving this earth class institution and the university student-athletes within it.”

All through the 2020-2021 campaign, Collins aided coach the Longhorns to countrywide titles in the  800-no cost relay and the 400-medley relay at the NCAA Championships. Alongside the way to Texas’ fifteenth countrywide crew championship, fourteen Longhorns also acquired person All-America honors. Collins also aided Texas gain its unparalleled twenty fiveth-consecutive Big 12 Convention title very last season.

Prior to launching his coaching vocation, Collins swam two seasons at Boston College (2008-2010) right before transferring to Texas and competing for one particular season with the Longhorns (2011-12). A two-time member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at UT, Collins acquired his bachelor’s diploma in background from Texas in 2013.