Ian Walsh
Ian  Walsh

Last College:
Duquesne, 2010

Position:
Assistant Swimming Coach


02/21/2015

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

13 Records Broken for Herd During Championships

12/05/2014

@HerdSwimming Finishes Preliminaries at Akron

Gregory Posts Top 500 Qualifier

11/18/2014

Ross Named C-USA Swimmer of the Week

Won Two Events for Herd Against Ohio

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

In 2014-15, Walsh was the primary coach of sprint group. 14 of 21 school records were broken en route to a program best 4th place finish in Conference USA.  The team was named one of the Top 16 most improved teams in Division 1. The team GPA of 3.54, which ranked 5th in the nation among Division 1 swimming and diving programs. Danica Ross broke her own 50 Free & 100 Free school records. Both sprint relay records were broken as well. The 200 freestyle relay recorded its highest conference relay placing in school history.

Walsh came to Marshall after working as the assistant coach and assistant aquatics director at Albright College. In Walsh's first season as the assistant swim coach at Albright, 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 this 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 Albright College,

Walsh was the graduate assistant at Bloomsburg University while receiving his Masters degree. His role at Bloomsburg included implementing dryland and lifting 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. Bridget Hilferty, distance specialist, qualified for Division II NCAAs and reached All-American status in 2012. As a swimmer at Division I Duquesne University, Walsh set school records in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. He won an Atlantic 10 individual title in the 100 breast (2009), and also finished second twice (200 breast-2009, 100 breast-2010). Walsh was a high school All-American at Pocono Mountain West High School, and also set several club records as a youth swimmer at the Pocono Family YMCA.

His coaching experience includes being an assistant with Albright Aquatic Club and Central Columbia Aquatic Club. Walsh was also a counselor at the West Point Army Swim Camp as well as Swim Team Director at Lake Naomi Swim club. Walsh holds Level 1 and 2 coaching certifications from USA Swimming. He has certifications in Lifeguarding/First Aid and CPR from the American Red Cross and is a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association and World Swimming Coaches Association.

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