Tiffin University Cuts Swimming and Diving Program


Tiffin University has discontinued its men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs immediately, Athletic Director Lonny Allen announced Tuesday.

Tiffin is an NCAA Division II program in Ohio.

“These are trying times for many institutions and Tiffin University is not immune to these times,” Allen said in a statement. “President Schumacher and I have looked at the athletic department as a whole. While this is a difficult decision to make, we feel it is appropriate for the health of the department and University.”

Scholarships for current swimmers and divers will be honored for the duration of their academic careers. Student-athletes who would like to join another institution’s roster will be released without penalty and are free to transfer immediately.

Tiffin started its swimming and diving program in 2012. The men’s program has finished second in the GMAC in each of the past two seasons. The programs totaled four NCAA All-Americans and 40 all-conference performers (34 men, 6 women) during the past eight seasons.

Lukas Jachno resigned as head coach on April 30.

Jachno served as Head Men’s and Women’s Coach since 2018-19, with the Dragons men’s team finishing second in the GMAC/MEC Championships in both seasons. He was named Men’s Coach of the Year in 2019, while also earning Men’s Coach of the Meet in 2020. Over his two seasons, Jachno led squads that recognized 23 All-GMAC selections (20 men’s, 3 women’s). Under Jachno’s direction, the men and women won a combined 25 total events at the GMAC/MEC Swimming & Diving Championships.

The equestrian program was also discontinued at Tiffin University.

1 comment

  1. Guerby Ruuska

    Dang. My former coach was the current swim coach there. That’s a shame. He was getting that program up.