TEMPE, Arizona, July 13. CARTHAGE College men’s swimming coach Greg Earhart has resigned to become the associate head coach for both men’s and women’s swimming at Arizona State University. Earhart compiled a 73-37 dual-meet record in 12 years at Carthage and was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin’s “Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year” in 2002, 2006 and 2010 and CCIW “Co-Men’s Swimming Coach of the Year” in both 2004 and 2012.
In 2007, Earhart was named American Swimming Coaches Association “Coach of Excellence,” and in 2008, he received the College Swimming Coaches Association of America “National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy.” Earhart, the youngest-ever recipient of the latter award, is only the sixth NCAA Division III member to receive the award in its 50-year history.
Earhart began his Carthage-coaching career in 2002 following six successful seasons as an assistant coach at both Indiana University (1998-2001) and the University of Minnesota (1995-98). Earhart helped Indiana return to national and Big Ten prominence. During his tenure, the Hoosiers broke every school record, earned 24 NCAA Division I All-American awards and gained two spots on United States national teams. At Minnesota, Earhart helped the Gophers to two second-place finishes at the Big Ten Swimming Championship, coached 16 NCAA Division I All-Americans, and one national champion and United States record-holder.
An active member of USA Swimming, Earhart served as director of the 2001 Regional Distance Camp and marshal for the 2000 Olympic Trials. He is also a past-chair of the Wisconsin Swimming Technical Planning Committee.
A native of Ralston, Neb., and a product of a NCAA Division III himself, Earhart set three school records and graduated with degrees in history and political science from Buena Vista University in 1993. He earned his master’s degree in public policy from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota in 1997. In addition to his duties as swimming coach, Earhart is a founder and co-owner of CollegeSwimming.com. He is also a member of the National Mountain Bike Patrol and has completed three ultramarathons.
“Greg has done a fabulous job during his time at Carthage,” said Director of Athletics Robert Bonn, “producing CCIW championships, All-Americans, NCAA Post-Graduate Scholars and scholar-athletes in every regard. I am excited, for him, as he moves on to a great opportunity that will continue to challenge him, both personally and professionally.”
What They Are Saying
From Greg Earhart
It was a really difficult decision because I love the current team at Carthage and the school has done so much for me. I could have easily retired there, but I’m leaving the program in a very good position.
Since making the decision, I’ve been getting more and more excited every day. Ask anyone about Dorsey and they’ll tell you she is one of the best coaches in the country. Take her, Mark, Dan and Shane and we can build more than a winning program. Anyone who knows me, knows my love of the sport and at ASU we can be a model program – one that can win, one that can support itself and one that can make our administration, alumni, parents, and Arizona swimming community can be proud of.
Kelly Kremer, University of Minnesota
“I am very happy for Dorsey to have the opportunity to reunite with Greg Earhart at ASU. Greg is an outstanding recruiter, he’s as organized as a coach could be, and his passion for swimming is evident in all he has done for this sport. He and Dorsey make a great Team, and ASU Swimming and Diving will be the beneficiary.”
Gregg Troy, University of Florida
“This is a good move for Greg and great hire by Dorsey. Greg will be a tremendous addition to the ASU program. He brings class, knowledge and a great work ethic.”
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