Erik Posegay To Take Over North Baltimore Head Coaching Duties In August

Erik Posegay CeraVe Invitational
Photo Courtesy: Heidi Torregroza

With Bob Bowman set to make the move to central Arizona this summer to start a new job as head swimming coach at Arizona State, many names were put into the hat to be his replacement at the North Baltimore aquatic Club. The team picked within its own ranks for Bowman’s successor, as Erik Posegay will take over the reins this August.

Posegay has been with NBAC since 2011, serving as a de facto second-in-command to Bowman as the top age group coach and the man responsible for developing such talents as Sierra Schmidt and Gillian Ryan into senior-level stars.

Posegay will likely work with the elite swimmers who decide not to relocate with Bowman, Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt and others to Tempe, in addition to keeping the strong tradition alive at NBAC.

The team press release follows:

The North Baltimore Aquatic Club board of directors is pleased to announce that Erik Posegay will become the team’s new Head Coach as of August 1, 2015.

Coach Posegay follows Bob Bowman, who has been Head Coach since October of 2008 and will be moving to Arizona State University in August. Posegay has served as a High Performance and Challenge level coach since coming to NBAC in August of 2011.

Prior to his time at NBAC, he was the Head Coach at Parkland Aquatic Club from 2005 until 2011. Additionally, Coach Posegay has served as a coach of the National Junior Team, the USA Swimming Duel in the Pool team and will coach the USA Work Championship Open Water team this summer.

“Over the past 4 years I have watched Erik Posegay grow as a coach in every aspect,” remarked Coach Bowman. “He is truly one of the best coaches in this country and I am certain that he will lead NBAC to success at all levels its next era. Erik is a tireless worker, a detailed planner and a thoughtful leader. He embodies our ideal of the disciplined pursuit of excellence.”

Coach Posegay stated, “I want to thank Bob for everything he has taught me the past 4 years. It has been an invaluable learning experience that I will carry with me the rest of my career. I’m excited for the opportunity Bob has in front of him at Arizona State and I know he will quickly turn them into a powerhouse. I’m excited for the opportunity in front of us here and look forward to continuing to add onto the storied history of NBAC.”

5 comments

  1. Niles Keeran

    Compared to the University of Arizona in Tucson, ASU in Tempe sucks in competitive swimming to coach. Wrong move, Bob Bowman.

  2. Anthony Chung

    우리의 문화도 이 네들처럼 서로 칭찬하고 자랑스러워 했으면 좋겠다. NBAC의 의섭이도 훌륭한 선수로…. ^^

    • avatar
      Frank Frankola

      I agree.

    • avatar
      aswimfan

      Wait what…

  3. avatar
    aswimfan

    Oh by the way, I am glad SwimmingWorld has the chutzpah to publish Barrett’s commentary.