University of Denver swimming head coach Brian Schrader announced the addition of assistant coach Michael Hulme to the coaching staff for the 2012-13 season.
"Michael is going to be a great part of our staff and team here at DU,” Schrader said. “He has a great story coming from Montana and being a part of a championship program at The Bolles School and then going on to be a team captain, Olympic Trials qualifier and part of Ohio State's Big Ten Championship Team. He has done a great job coaching at Purdue and I think it is so important for our team to be exposed to great leadership and coaches that have been part of championships and know what it takes to get to the next level. He is going to be a great career coach and we are excited to have Denver be part of that process.”
Hulme brings a fresh perspective to the coaching staff after having served as the volunteer assistant coach for the Purdue women’s swimming team for the last season. While working at Purdue, Hulme was also served as the Maverick Aquatics Age Group Coach for two age groups.
During his time at Purdue, Hulme aided in coaching, training and recruiting, while learning from the 2009-10 Big Ten Women’s Coach of the Year John Klinge. Hulme also assisted in organizing, planning and executing all aspects of both official and unofficial recruiting trips, arranging academic meetings with advisors, conducting campus tours for recruits and their parents, arranging recruit travel and formulating recruiting weekend itineraries.
Hulme began his coaching career in Columbus, Ohio, as a coach and camp counselor for the Ohio State swim camp in the summer of 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from Ohio State in the Spring of 2011 in economics and political science. He was a four-time Honorable Mention Scholar All-American, a four-time OSU Scholar Athlete, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and an eight-time OSU Deans List recipient.
While at OSU, Hulme was a four-year letter winner of the varsity swim program. He qualified for and competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 27th in the 400 IM, he qualified and competed in the 2008 U.S. Open, he qualified and compete in the 2009 U.S. World Championship Trials and he qualified for the 2010 National Championships.
Hulme also competed in the 2011 U.S. Nationals/World Championship Trials and was a member of the 2010 Big Ten Championship team.