Josh Huger Added To Virginia Tech Swimming and Diving Staff

Virginia Tech swimming and diving coach Ned Skinner has announced the hiring of assistant coach Josh Huger.

Huger, who comes to the Hokies from William and Mary, will serve as an assistant that will help in sprint and stroke. He is a native of King George, Va.

At William and Mary, he served as the sprint coach as well as the travel coordinator, assisting with all facets of the program. He coached the Tribe to first ever men’s team title in 2015 and a second place finish in 2014. He also led the women to two consecutive third place finishes in 2015 and 2014.

We are so pleased to add Josh to our H2Okie family. I have come to know Josh over the last few years and have been very impressed by the success William & Mary has found in the pool and classroom. Josh is an intelligent, innovative, and motivated coach. He brings immediate strength in sprint and stroke, which was an area we focused in on our search for a new coach. A warm Hokie welcome to Josh and his wife Katie to VTopia,” Skinner said.

Huger has coached swimmers to 18 school records, three conference records and three freshman records. His swimmers have won 11 CAA Titles, two CAA Female Rookie of the Year honors, 13 CAA and 3 ECAC Swimmer of the Week Awards. Huger has also had 18 NCAA B-Cuts.

“I am extremely excited to join the Virginia Tech family,” Huger said. “I can’t wait to get to work and start helping the Hokies reach the highest level. I am very thankful to be here and for the opportunity to work with such a great program.”

Prior to William and Mary, he coached at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. There, Huger coached four swimmers to nine All-American honors including a Division II national champion and record-holder. In the PSAC, his swimmers collected 31 school records, 58 NCAA consideration performances and two automatic-qualifying efforts. They also won 11 conference titles and IUP’s first relay gold in 13 years.

Huger started IUP’s first swim club team and qualified athletes to YMCA Master Nationals and USMS Nationals. He was also a coach and counselor at Texas’ Longhorn Swim Camp and at the Naval Academy Swim Camp.

Huger also spent two years as an assistant coach with two Virginia club teams, Virginia Swimming and the Rappahannock Area YMCA.

Huger earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from IUP in 2011 and his Master’s degree in 2012. He also founded SwimUtopia.com in 2010, a website devoted to covering swimming at all levels.

Huger and his wife, Katie, have been married since July of 2012.

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Author: James Sica

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James Sica is the Men and Women's Assistant Coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been an assistant coach at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA (2015-2017), a volunteer assistant coach with the Harvard women’s program (2014-2015) and an assistant with the Ithaca College men's program (2012-2014).

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