Matthew Kinney Named Head Coach at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 26. CARNEGIE Mellon University's Director of Athletics, Susan Bassett, has named Matthew Kinney the new head swimming coach. Kinney joins the Tartans staff after serving 12 years as head coach at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.

"Matt Kinney will provide excellent leadership for our men's and women's swimming and diving program," said Bassett. "He brings impressive credentials and will be a wonderful addition to the Department of Athletics and the university community."

Throughout his 12-year tenure as head coach at the University of Mary Washington, Kinney led the men's and women's teams to a combined dual mark of 182-and 59 and a total of 22 combined Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) titles, including 12 straight for the women's program. During Mary Washington's conference title run, he was named CAC Coach of the Year 12 times, seven women and five men. Kinney also has coached 88 All-America performances.

"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Carnegie Mellon community and looking forward to my first season," said Kinney. "The balance between the academic excellence and athletic history, combined with the motivation of the administration, faculty and students, leads me to believe that Carnegie Mellon will be an outstanding environment in every possible way."

A Native of Canton, Ohio, Kinney is a 1993 graduate of Kenyon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. While a student-athlete at Kenyon, he was a three-time All-America for the Lords and was part of three NCAA Division III National Championship teams. He was also selected captain his senior season. Following his undergraduate work, Kinney went on to Western Illinois University, where he earned a Master of Science degree in sports management.

Kinney served as an assistant coach at Western Illinois while obtaining his masters degree and has also coached at the Macomb (IL) Senior High School, and at the Macomb County YMCA.

Special thanks to Carnegie Mellon for contributing this report.

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