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Ian  Walsh
Ian Walsh

Last College:
Duquesne, 2010

Assistant Swimming Coach


Herd Swimming Assistant Walsh Named Assistant at Cal

Joins powerhouse Golden Bears after three seasons with Herd


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The Word on the Herd for Jan. 18


Marshall Swimming and Diving Upsets Cincinnati

Freshman Wanner Breaks Pool Record in 400 IM


BOGACZYK: Herd Hopes to be in the Swim for C-USA Title

The Word on the Herd-Oct. 5, 2015


Swimming and Diving Gets Highest C-USA Finish in School History

13 Records Broken for Herd During Championships

Walsh enters his third season as Marshall Swimming and Diving's assistant coach.

Walsh has aided in all facets of the program since arriving in 2013. He works primarily with the mid-sprint swimmers and is the recruiting coordinator. In 2014 - 2015 season, 14 school records were broken en route to a program best 4th place finish in Conference USA. In Marshall was named one of the Top 16 most improved teams in Division 1. The 2014 Fall team GPA of 3.54, which ranked 5th in the nation among Division 1 swimming and diving programs.

 Walsh joined the Marshall staff after a one-year stint as the head assistant coach at Albright College.

During his time at Albright College, the men set eleven school records and the women set four school records. The men produced three NCAA B qualifying times and the David B. Eavenson Most Outstanding Swimmer Award that season. Both men's and women's swimming teams won the 2013 MAC Championship. He was also part of the staff that received Men's and Women's Coach of the Year award.

Prior to joining the Lions staff, Walsh spent time as the graduate assistant at Bloomsburg University. Walsh pioneered and implemented the dryland and weight training programs for the sprint and mid-distance groups as well as on-deck coaching responsibilities. While coaching at Bloomsburg, both programs had set numerous team records and NCAA B cuts and qualified Bridget Hilferty for the Division II NCAA Championship and reached All-American status in 2012.

Walsh had a stellar career at Duquesne University, setting school records in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. He won the Atlantic 10 individual title in the 100 breaststroke in 2009.

Originally from Northeast Pennsylvania, Walsh was a high school All-American at Pocono Mountain West High School and set numerous club records as a youth swimmer at the Pocono Family YMCA. 

He received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration in 2010 from Duquesne University and later earned his master’s degree from Bloomsburg University in 2011.

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