Former Kalamazoo College standout Scott Whitbeck was named assistant swim coach for both the men's and women's swimming programs in early September 2006.
Whitbeck assists in all aspects of training, recruiting and meet management for both teams. He joins the UMass program after working two years as the assistant swim coach and assistant aquatics director at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. There he helped in all facets of the program and helped coach Elizabeth Roesch who was the 2005 NCAA Division III 1,650-yard freestyle national champion.
A 12-time NCAA All-American at Kalamazoo from 2000-2004, the Northville, Mich., native was the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) recorder holder in the 1,650-yard freestyle and the team's varsity record holder in the 1,000-yard freestyle, the 1,650-yard freestyle and as a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team.
In addition to his stellar performances in the pool, the 24-year old Whitbeck was a three-time NCAA Academic All-American and recipient of the NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship Award in 2004.
While assisting with the UMass programs, Whitbeck will work on his masters degree in business administration and in sports administration.