Collins promoted to Associate Head Coach of Men’s Swimming and Diving

AUSTIN, Texas – Wyatt collins, who has been an assistant coach of the Texas Men’s Swim and Diving program for the past five seasons, was promoted to Associate Head Coach, Head Coach Eddie Reese announced Monday.

“Wyatt is an exceptional person and that makes him an exceptional coach,” said Reese. “His knowledge of the sport is, for someone his age, amazing. He loves it. He has a great relationship with student-athletes and can read body language very well. Wyatt gets along very well with rookies. and knows how to connect with them, so we get a lot of great talent that way. ”

In his seven years on the UT staff, five as an assistant and two as a volunteer coach, Collins has been integral to the success of the Longhorns. In those seven seasons, Texas won five national championships and finished second of the other two. The Longhorns also won all seven Big 12 conference championships during this time.

“I am extremely grateful to Eddie Reese, Chris Del Conte and Sarah Baumgartner for this incredible honor and opportunity, ”said Collins. “The University of Texas holds a special place in my heart and I am honored to be able to continue to serve this world-class institution and the student-athletes within it.”

During the 2020-2021 campaign, Collins helped coach the Longhorns to national titles in the 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships. On the way to Texas’ 15e national team championship, 14 Longhorns also won individual All-America honors. Collins also helped Texas win their all-time 25the– Consecutive Big 12 Conference title last season.

Prior to launching his coaching career, Collins swam two seasons at Boston University (2008-2010) before transferring to Texas and competing for one season with the Longhorns (2011-12). A two-time member of the UT Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Collins received his BA in Texas History in 2013.

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