GETTYSBURG, Pennsylvania, August 12. JILLIAN Hancock has been named assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach at Gettysburg College, head coach Mike Rawleigh has announced.
Hancock comes to Gettysburg from Centennial Conference rival Washington College, where she has spent the last two years as a graduate assistant swim coach and recruiting coordinator. She helped eight swimmers earn a combined 13 All-Centennial Conference honors. Three Shoremen or Shorewomen captured Centennial Conference titles over the last two seasons, including one swimmer who was named the conference’s Men’s Rookie Outstanding Performer this past season.
Prior to her time at Washington, Hancock served as the second assistant coach at Division I Bucknell University during the 2011-12 school year.
Hancock has also gained experience as a swim lessons instructor at Susquehanna University and as a coach and counselor at swimming camps held at Franklin & Marshall College and Washington College. In addition, she has held the post of associate swim coach for the Chester River Aquatic Blues (CRAB’s) Master’s Swim Team.
An outstanding student-athlete as well, Hancock earned NCAA Division III All-America and Scholar All-America honors at perennial New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) powerhouse Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., where she held school records in the 200-freestyle, 500-freestyle, 400-freestyle relay, and 800-freestyle relay. She also helped the Ephs win their eighth, ninth, 10th, and 11th consecutive NESCAC Championships.
Hancock will help coach a Gettysburg men’s team that has won the last four Centennial Conference titles and finished among the top-16 at the NCAA Division III Championship in each of the past three seasons. She will also help coach a women’s program that finished as the Centennial runner-up last season after capturing the previous three conference titles.
A native of Danville, Pa., Hancock graduated from Williams in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and from Washington College in 2014 with a master of arts in psychology.
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