Vermont Hires Katie Heenan As Volunteer Assistant

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The University of Vermont has announced Katie Heenan will be joining head women’s coach Gerry Cournoyer’s staff as a volunteer assistant coach.This marks a return for Heenan after her collegiate career with the Catamounts from 2008-2012.

“We are very excited to have Katie join our coaching staff as an assistant coach for this season,” said Cournoyer. “As an athlete she was one of our top distance swimmers and was an extremely dedicated and focused athlete. I know that she will have a great impact on our program.”

As Cournoyer alluded to, Heenan had a very successful swimming stint at Vermont. As a freshman in the 2008-2009 season, she finished in the top six in all three of her events at the America East Championship and was named to the All-Conference team. Her name is etched in the school’s record book in the 800 and 200-yard freestyle relays. She also holds the freshman record in the 1000-yard free.

Prior to returning to Vermont, Heenan served as an assistant coach at Green Mountain aquatics.

Vermont begins the 2015-2016 campaign at Binghamton for a tri-meet with Army on Saturday, October 10.