Nate Kellogg Hired as Assistant Coach at William and Mary

Photo Courtesy: Jim Agnew, College of William&Mary

William & Mary head swimming coach Matt Crispino ’02 announced the hiring of Nate Kellogg today, to the position of assistant swimming coach. Kellogg joins the Tribe after more than a decade as a head coach in Division I, and will have primary responsibility as the coach of the middle-distance swimmers, in addition to helping with all other aspects of W&M’s nationally-recognized program.

“We are thrilled that Nate excepted our offer to join the William & Mary community and the Tribe Swimming family,” said Crispino. “When a coach with 12 years of Division I head coaching experience, a history of winning, and an impeccable reputation expressed an interest in this position, we jumped at the opportunity to hire him. Nate’s record at Georgia Southern speaks for itself, but are even more impressive is his ability to continually recruit and develop quality people. I can’t wait for Nate to begin working with our student-athletes. His experience and wisdom will undoubtedly pay dividends for Tribe Swimming for years to come.”

Kellogg comes to Williamsburg after a dozen years of excellence as Georgia Southern’s winningest all-time head coach. Taking over as interim head coach shortly before the 2004-05 season, fresh out of his collegiate days at George Mason, Kellogg promptly led the Eagles to four-straight winning seasons and a 109-59-1 (.648) record overall. After taking second in the NEC conference in 2006-07, Kellogg led GSU into the CCSA, where they’ve finished in third place each of the past five years, and were an undefeated 4-0 in conference dual-meets in 2015-16. Over that stretch, his athletes set 83 school records, had six NCAA qualifiers, and 133 total all-conference selections.

Kellogg’s team also have a reputation of achievement outside the pool, earning CSCAA All-Academic Team honors every semester since the spring of 2007, and earning a total of 203 conference All-Academic honors. In recognition of his outstanding work, in 2016 he was named the CCSA’s co-Coach of the Year for women’s swimming and diving. A nationally recognized technical coach, Kellogg has spent the past 10 summers as a camp coach at the University of Georgia working with youth and high school-aged athletes from beginners on up to Team USA-caliber swimmers.

His time at Georgia Southern was actually Kellogg’s first job after graduating from George Mason in the spring of 2004 with a degree in communications. While swimming for the Patriots, he was part of some of GMU’s very first teams, and helped build the program until it took second in the CAA his senior year. During his coaching tenure at Georgia Southern, Kellogg also earned his Master’s of Science in Sports Management. He and his new wife, Elizabeth, just got married over the summer and will reside in Williamsburg.

Tribe Athletics contributed this report.