Missouri Swimming and Diving Promotes Emily Eaton To Assistant Coach

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Greg Rhodenbaugh announced the promotion of Emily Eaton to assistant coach on Wednesday. Eaton, who spent the 2017-18 season as the director of operations for the programs, will continue her operations role with the Tigers while adding coaching duties in 2018-19.

“We’re excited to move Emily into an assistant coaching role this season,” Rhodenbaugh said. “She was a tremendous asset to our program last year and will continue her growth on our staff in the upcoming season.”

In her first year with Mizzou, Eaton helped with all facets of the administrative and day-to-day aspects of the program, such as team travel. Additionally, she handled both team and promotional video for the programs.

“I would like to thank Greg Rhodenbaugh and the entire Mizzou staff for this opportunity to continue to learn and grow as a coach,” Eaton said. “I feel so blessed to be surrounded by an incredible group of coaches and student-athletes who strive for excellence in all aspects of their life. I cannot wait to share my passion and love of swimming and diving with the athletes at Mizzou. Go Tigers!”

Eaton came to Mizzou from Albion College, where she was an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. With the Brits, she helped the program achieve a history-making campaign as the men’s team claimed its first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship since 1971. At the NCAA Championships, the men’s team finished 13th, highlighted by two All-America first team and four All-America honorable mention performances.

Before Albion, Eaton coached at the Genesys Athletic Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She began as assistant coach in 2012 and was elevated to head coach in 2014. Under her direction, Genesys achieved its best-ever conference finish in her first season at the helm before claiming the dual meet championship in 2016.

Eaton was a three-time All-American at Grand Valley State and still holds top 10 program times in three different events. She also earned Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honors all four years.

She earned a bachelor’s of science in Secondary Education with a triple emphasis in mathematics, health and physical education in 2016. Eaton is currently pursuing a master’s in Education in Educational, School and Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in sports psychology and positive coaching from Missouri.

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