Alabama Swimming Hires Andrew Hodgson as Associate Head Coach

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Alabama swimming and diving head coach Margo Geer announced the addition of Andrew Hodgson on Tuesday as associated head coach. Hodgson joins the program with over 10 years of coaching experience, which includes spending the last five seasons at Northwestern as an assistant coach from 2018-20 and an associate head coach from 2020-23.

During his time with the Wildcats, Northwestern set a school record in every female event on its way to a total of 26 schools records across his five years. Hodgson led the program in student-athlete recruitment and helped facilitate nationally ranked recruiting classes between 2019-23. He also helped coach the Wildcats’ women’s team to a team-high ranking of No. 16.

Prior to Northwestern, Hodgson served as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech (2016-18) where he was directly involved in the team’s nationally ranked recruiting classes in 2017 and 2018. With the Hokies, he worked with the upper yardage primary group, helping to set 13 program records and mentor 19 All-American swimmers over the course of his tenure.

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Hodgson worked his way from an assistant coach with New Trier Swim Club (2011-13) to a head coach (2013-16) with the program, coaching several U.S. Junior National Team members during his tenure. He led the team to a top-10 finish at the NCSA Junior Nationals. He got his start in the field as a student assistant coach for Florida State (2010-11). 

Hodgson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2013 from Florida State before getting a certificate in coaching and leadership from Kellogg School of Management in 2019.

Head Coach Margo Geer Said

“We are very excited to welcome Andy and his wife Alison to Tuscaloosa. Andy stood out in our search as someone with great character, enthusiasm and passion for leading others. He is forward thinking in his approaches to coaching and recruiting, and he brings great experience at the NCAA and international levels. We are looking forward to sharing the deck with him.” 

Andrew Hodgson Said 

“I am ecstatic to be joining Alabama swimming and diving. The chance to be immersed in an elite championship culture at one of the most legendary universities in all of sports is something I am thrilled about. I want to thank Margo for providing me with this opportunity and I can’t wait to give everything I have for the Crimson Tide. Roll Tide!”

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