Jay Yankowski joins the Minutewomen staff as an assistant coach after a standout four-year career for UMass.
A 2005 graduate of Massachusetts, Yankowski is no stranger to the women's swimming and diving program.
The Turners Falls native will assist head coach Bob Newcomb in every phase of daily operations, practice, and recruiting.
AS A SWIMMER
2003-04: At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21), swam 18:28.93 to finish 21st in the 1,650-yard freestyle ... against Fordham (1/31) finished fifth in 11:19.08 in the 1,000-yard freestyle ... at Boston College (1/24), finished fifth in the 1,000-yard free (11:30.07) and fifth in the 500-yard free (5:36.26) ... finished 10th in the 1,000-yard free (11:28.12) and 13th in the 500-yard free (5:35.87) at Rhode Island (1/10) ... swam a 18:48.20 in the 1,650-yard free for a sixth-place finish and a 12th-place 5:30.99 in the 500-yard free at the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5) ... against St. John's (11/22), took sixth-place in the 1,000-yard free (11:37.44) ... recorded a sixth-place finish in the 500-yard free (5:42.20) against Boston University (11/8) ... took sixth in the 1,000-yard free (11:41.21) at New Hampshire (10/25).
2002-03: Placed 21st in the 1,650-yard free (18:33.82) at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... ranked second on the team in both the 1,000-yard free (11:08.70,) and the 1,650-yard free (18:33.82), fifth in the 500-yard free (5:25.94), and sixth in the 200-yard free (2:01.55), all posted at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... ranked 10th in the 100-yard free (59.50 at Northeastern).
2001-02: Placed 22nd in the 1,650-yard free at the Atlantic 10 Championships ... ranked fifth on the team in the 1,650-yard free (18:50.65 at Atlantic 10 Championships), seventh in the 500-yard free (5:30.80 at the Rhode Island Invitational), the 1,000-yard free (11:25.61 at the Rhode Island Invitational) and the 200-yard free (2:03 at A-10's).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Turners Falls (Mass.) High School ... set school records in the 400-yard free relay, 400-yard medley relay, 200-yard IM and 500-yard free ... three-time team captain ... four-time All-Western Massachusetts and All-State performer ... four-time team Most Valuable Player.
Personal: Born November 4, 1982, in Greenfield, Mass. ... daughter of Jamie and Nancy Yankowski ... majoring in psychology.