USA Swimming has promoted Erik Posegay to Nationwide Junior Workforce Director and Nationwide Coach. He has been serving as Nationwide Junior Workforce Director since March 2022, although USA Swimming says that it is a promotion and a title change.
The promotion comes after a profitable meet on the World Junior Championships two weeks in the past in Netanya, Israel. Whereas the senior staff struggled on the World Championships, the US completed on high of the World Junior Championships in gold medals (15), whole medals (33), and gained the trophy for Finest Workforce on the meet. Australia was the next-best nation at that meet with 9 gold medals and 24 whole medals.
The information was introduced on the identical day as USA Swimming introduced the 2023-2024 Nationwide Junior Workforce roster.
Previous to becoming a member of the employees at USA Swimming, Posegay was an affiliate head coach on the College of Wisconsin.
Posegay was one among Yuri Sugiyama’s first hires when he arrived in Madison within the spring of 2018 and spent 4 seasons on employees with the Badgers. Posegay was promoted to affiliate head coach following final season. Previous to becoming a member of Sugiyama’s employees, Posegay was an assistant coach at Penn State for 2 seasons.
When Posegay took over the job final yr, he changed Mitch Dalton, who was the Nationwide Junior Workforce Director for 5 years earlier than leaving USA Swimming within the spring of 2020 to turn into an assistant coach for the College of Texas ladies’s staff, a place he nonetheless holds. Dalton was an assistant coach for the Princeton males earlier than becoming a member of USA Swimming in 2015.
Throughout his time in Madison, Posegay was finest recognized for his work with the space and IM group. Amongst his star pupils included US Nationwide Teamer Ally McHugh, who swam at Penn State after which adopted Posegay to Madison to coach as a professional after qualifying for the 2019 World Championship staff, and Paige McKenna, this yr’s NCAA 1650 free champion.
Along with his work on the collegiate degree, Posegay additionally brings in depth membership teaching expertise, most notably with Maryland-based membership North Baltimore Aquatic Membership, with him to his new function. Posegay was initially employed as an assistant coach to Bob Bowman, however was promoted to move coach and CEO of NBAC in 2015 after Bowman departed to turn into the top coach at Arizona State. Posegay additionally coached at Parkland Aquatic Membership in Allentown, Pennsylvania, earlier than becoming a member of NBAC.
Posegay additionally has expertise internationally, having served on Workforce USA teaching staffs on the 2015 Open Water World Championships, the 2013 Twin within the Pool and the 2010 Junior Pan Pacs. He additionally served as an assistant coach for France on the 2014 European Championships and served as the top coach for North Macedonia on the 2016 Olympic Video games.