Kyle Dunaway, who has served as an assistant at DePauw and Wabash, has
been named head swimming and diving coach at Transylvania, athletics
director Jack Ebel said Friday.
Dunaway replaces George
Villarreal, who resigned recently to pursue other opportunities.
Third-year Transy assistant Jill Southerlan will remain in her position
on the Transy staff, Ebel said.
Dunaway helped DePauw to a sixth
consecutive Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title last season.
The Tigers set seven school records and qualified four swimmers for the
NCAA Division III Championships, where the school finished 13th
overall. DePauw’s men’s 200 relay team posted a second-place national
Prior to last year, Dunaway spent three years as an
assistant at Wabash, helping the school to a national ranking in 2008.
He was also a two-year captain and four-time letterman at Wittenberg.
Dunaway graduated from Wittenberg in 2004. He was a five-time North
Coast Athletic Conference semifinalist and holds the school record in
the 400 individual medley.
“Kyle has a very impressive
background in swimming as both a coach and a student-athlete,” said
Ebel. “He has been associated with three prestigious NCAA Division III
programs that have established and very successful swim programs. I
have no doubt that he will be a great success at Transylvania. We look
forward to having him on our staff.”
Transylvania competes in
the Bluegrass Mountain Conference in swimming after becoming a member
of Division III in 2004. Previously, the school had a top 10 swim
program in the NAIA.
Dunaway will take over the Transy swimming and diving program on Aug. 2.