Greg Earhart Named Interim Executive Director of CSCAA

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Greg Earhart, will become Interim Executive Director of the College Swimming Coaches of America (CSCAA), the organization announced on Tuesday.

Earhart takes over for Joel Shinofield, who on Tuesday was hired by USA Swimming to oversee the Sport Development Division within the Technical Business Unit and executing a strategic plan that enhances the development and education of athletes, coaches, clubs and Local Swimming Committees (LSC) across all levels of the sport in the U.S.

Earhart has served the CSCAA as its Director of Research and Programs for the past three years. He brings 20 years of intercollegiate coaching experience with a background in the nonprofit and public policy sectors.

In addition to the promotion of Earhart, the Association will conduct a search for a new Program Director.

“I would like to thank all of the coaches, board members, and staff that I have worked with over the past six years at the CSCAA, I am grateful for your support and the many friendships developed along the way,” Shinofield said.

Under Shinofield’s direction, the CSCAA and intercollegiate swimming and diving thrived. During his six years as executive director Shinofield was instrumental in:

  • the establishment of 143 intercollegiate teams including including thirty-four men’s scholarship programs;
  • establishing the CSCAA Open Water Championship and NIC Championship; and
  • a 25% growth in CSCAA membership.

In his role, Shinofield will support the growth of the sport at all levels and connect swimming stakeholders from grassroots to competitive levels. He will lead efforts to advance organizational initiatives promoting membership growth and retention.

— CSCAA contributed to this report.