Sean Schimmel Resigns as Head Coach of Arkansas

Photo Courtesy: Arkansas Athletics

Arkansas swimming and diving head coach Sean Schimmel has resigned from his position with the Razorbacks effective immediately, the university announced today.

This took place following Schimmel’s fourth season as the head coach of the Razorbacks.

“I appreciate the four years Coach Schimmel invested in our women’s swimming and diving program and wish him the best as he moves forward in his career,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “We will conduct a national search to find a leader who will put us in the position to compete in the SEC and on the national level.”

Schimmel came to Arkansas after his time was cut short at Maryland when they cut the swimming program there.

The Razorbacks finished ninth and 10th at the Southeastern Conference Championships in the last two seasons under Schimmel after he led the team to back-to-back sixth-place finishes his first two years.

6 Comments

6 comments

    • Rachel Stoehr

      Haha no, it’s actually an Australian girl on our team. We look very similar tho!

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    superfan

    resigned?

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      Awful at Maryland Too

      Fired…hooray for the Razorbacks.

      • avatar
        Ex-Terp

        A wholeee lot of ego packed into that tiny little man. Short fuse, never earned my respect. AD’s get sick of dealing with him, and send him on his way

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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