DEKALB, Illinois, October 20. AS part of the homecoming festivities at Northern Illinois University, Maryland assistant coach, Jarod Schroeder will be honored at NIU's Centennial Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.
Schroeder is noted as one of the most renowned swimmers in NIU history. During his career, he had much national and international experience. At NIU, he served as team captain for two years and was named Illinois Collegiate Swimmer of the Year twice. He was also named Mid-America Conference Swimmer of the Year three times, earned seven individual conference titles, and posted three conference records. He swam in the 1998 Goodwill Games and 1999 Pan Am Games as a member of the U.S. National team. As a co-captain of the U.S. team at the Pan Am Games, he won two silver medals.
Schroeder began his first season with Maryland this year. Upon graduating NIU in 1995, Schroeder worked as a volunteer assistant coach at both NIU and the University of Wisconsin. Schroeder served as an assistant coach for the top-25 swimming and diving program at Northwestern since 2000. Schroeder also maintained a head coaching position for the New Trier Swim Club in Winnetka, Ill., beginning in 2002. He has trained several Olympic Trials qualifiers, NCAA qualifiers and U.S. National Finalists.