Georgia Southern Names Morgan McCafferty Head Coach

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Georgia Southern Names Morgan McCafferty Head Coach

Morgan McCafferty has been named the head coach of the Georgia Southern women’s swimming and diving team.

A former standout at the University of Nebraska, McCafferty spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Idaho.

“Thank you to Jared Benko, Brandy Clouse, Chris Davis, and the entire search committee for the commitment to its swimming and diving program,” McCafferty said in a university statement. “I’m honored to be named the next head coach of Georgia Southern University and to continue the development of its student-athletes in and out of the pool. Statesboro is a very special place, and I can’t wait to get there to get to work!”

At Idaho, McCafferty helped the Vandals set seven program records in three years. Among her pupils was Zoe Froh, who qualified for Canadian Swimming Trials in 2022. McCafferty directed Idaho’s program logistics, ran practices and coordinated recruiting.

The native of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten at Indiana. As a senior, the Cornhuskers achieved their best Big Ten Championships finish, and she qualified for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. She received her bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in higher education administration from Nebraska.

McCafferty began coaching with age-groupers at Club Husker, as an assistant at Pius X High School and with Midwestern Swimming. She served as Nebraska’s director of operations for two seasons.

“We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Morgan McCafferty as our new swimming and diving head coach,” director of athletics Jared Benko said. “Morgan brings a dynamic energy and a proven track record of leading in the sport of swimming and diving. An exceptional communicator, Morgan has shown an innate ability to inspire and position student-athletes to reach their full potential both in and out of the pool.”

McCafferty takes over for Allyson Sweeney, who stepped down in April after two seasons in charge.

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