Brett Hawke Resigns As Auburn Swimming and Diving Head Coach

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Following a successful 10-year head coaching career at his alma mater, Brett Hawke has announced his resignation as the head coach of the Auburn swimming and diving program.

“I have enjoyed my time leading and giving back to a team and university that has given so much to me,” Hawke said. “After 10 years as the head coach, I feel it is time for me to find a new challenge and for the swimming and diving program to have a new leader. My wife Trudi and I have loved being a part of the Auburn community both as students and as parents. War Eagle forever.”

“I would like to thank Coach Hawke for all of his outstanding contributions to Auburn Swimming and Diving and for his 10 years of service to our student-athletes,” Auburn Athletics Director Allen Greene said. “We will begin the search for our next head coach immediately. Our goal is to find the best fit for Auburn, win conference and national championships and develop our student-athletes to be successful in life.”

Hawke concludes his Auburn coaching career having guided the men’s program to 10 top-12 finishes, eight top-10 finishes and the 2009 National Championship and taking the women’s program to six top-15 finishes and four top-10 finishes.

The 2009 NCAA Coach of the Year and 2012 SEC Coach of the Year, he has guided Auburn swimmers to 64 individual SEC titles, 11 NCAA individual titles and 479 All-America honors. In addition, 14 Olympians have trained under him at Auburn.

Hawke swam at Auburn from 1997-99 and was a part of two National Championship winning teams.

The above press release courtesy of Auburn Swimming and Diving

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