Josh Huger Hired as Tennessee Assistant Swim Coach

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Tennessee coach Matt Kredich announced Friday that Josh Huger has joined the Volunteers coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Prior to his hiring, Huger spent four seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Virginia Tech. During that time, the Hokies posted eight ACC individual titles, three top-25 NCAA team finishes, 16 All-America honors, 756 lifetime best performances, 44 school records and four ACC records.


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Huger helped to produce 2016 Olympians, 2017 World University Games qualifiers, 2017 World Championship participants, 13 US Open finalists and multiple top-10 recruiting classes.

“We are really excited to bring Josh Huger onto our staff,” Kredich said. “Josh has an outstanding reputation and proven results as a coach and as a recruiter. Josh personifies our Tennessee values of team, competitiveness, humility and a relentless desire to get better. We’re excited about the new ideas and energy that he can bring to our program, and are very excited to welcome Josh, Katie and Finley to the Tennessee family.”

Before going to Virginia Tech, Huger was an assistant coach at William & Mary where he served as the sprint coach and travel coordinator. He helped coach the Tribe to its first men’s team title in 2015 and a second place finish in 2014. He led the women to consecutive third-place finishes in 2015 and 2014.

During his time with the Tribe, he coached swimmers to 18 school records, three conference records and three freshman records. His swimmers won 11 CAA titles, two CAA Female Rookie of the Year honors, 13 CAA and 3 ECAC Swimmer of the Week Awards. Huger also mentored 18 NCAA B-Cuts.

Prior to William & Mary, he was an assistant coach 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 has spent time as a coach and counselor at Texas’ Longhorn Swim Camp and at the Naval Academy Swim Camp, and 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.

“I am extremely excited to be joining the Tennessee family,” Huger said. “I would like to thank Coach Kredich and the search committee for the opportunity to work alongside such an amazing staff and group of student-athletes. I can’t wait to hit the ground running and to see what the future holds for this program. Go Vols!”

Huger and his wife, Katie, welcomed their first child, Finley, in August of 2018.

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1 comment

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    Anna Sell

    Good luck Josh. We loved you at the RAYS and at William and Mary. We wish you the best of luck in Tennessee