July 11, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Following a year as an assistant for the Stevens Institute of Technology, Sarah Woodbury will join the Marshall Swimming and Diving coaching staff as its new assistant coach.
The addition of Woodbury completes the Thundering Herd’s coaching staff. She joins new head coach Bill Tramel and three year head diving coach Jim Zagaria.
“I am thrilled to have Sarah part of our staff at Marshall,” said Tramel. “Sarah swam at BYU, so she knows what it takes to be a top Division I athlete and win conference championships.”
Woodbury served as the assistant coach for the Stephens Duck’s nationally-ranked men’s and women’s programs since last July. Before that she spent one season as interim head coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. While in Georgetown, she helped the Pirates achieve nine new school-records, two national qualifiers, and the first All-American in school history during the 2010-11 campaign.
“As a coach, she was part of building one of the top Division III programs in the country,” Tramel added. “Her experience, maturity, and excitement will add to the passion we are creating at Marshall. I can't wait for the season to begin.”
The Austin, Texas native swam collegiately at Brigham Young University from 2004-07. Woodbury’s BYU teams won four-straight conference titles during her time and she went on to train with the New Zealand national team in 2008 after graduation. Woodbury completed her graduate degree from Texas State University in San Marcus, Texas in December of 2010.
Woodbury has also coached at the Anderson Mill Swim Club (Austin, Texas) and Austin Community College. In addition, she directed three age group national squads during her time overseas in New Zealand.