Nate Murray Appointed as Head Coach of South Carolina Swim Club

Nate Murray Appointed as Head Coach of South Carolina Swim Club

Former University of Tennessee team captain Nate Murray is the new head coach of the South Carolina Swim Club, based in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., with an additional location in North Charleston. Murray grew up swimming in the Charlotte area before specializing in backstroke events during his time with the Volunteers, reaching the consolation finals at the SEC Championships and qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials, although he did not participate in the 2021 selection meet after the originally-scheduled 2020 meet was postponed due to COVID-19.

Murray is beginning his fourth professional season as a year-round coach, including his third with SCSC. He lead groups of 10-and-under, 11-12 and college swimmers at SwimMAC Carolina, also the club for which he grew up swimming, before he moved to Charleston in 2021. At SCSC, he has coached all age groups in various capacities, and he currently coaches 12-18-year-old athletes across both of the club’s training locations. He is also the Age Group Committee chair for the South Carolina LSC.

“I am grateful for this team, for the athletes whom I get to coach and for the parents and coaches who have put their belief and trust in me,” Murray said. “This is a time of great opportunity for SCSC. I look forward to advancing us towards constant improvement and providing our athletes with every opportunity possible to learn, grow, have fun and compete at high levels. I love fast swimming; I also love helping others become the best young leaders they can be. I look forward to helping our athletes learn how to be leaders.”

Murray is engaged to Emily Allen, also a former swimmer at the University of Tennessee. Allen is a part-time coach for SCSC.

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