University of Denver swimming head coach Brian Schrader announced the addition of assistant coach Tyson Hurst to the coaching staff for the 2012-13 season.
“Tyson is going to be a great addition to our staff here at Denver,” Schrader said. “I think he is someone, like many coaches, that has found his passion for the sport and wants to coach at the highest level and in the collegiate environment.”
Hurst brings a fresh perspective to the coaching staff after having served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Connecticut for the past two seasons. Prior to UConn, Hurst spent the 2009-10 season as a volunteer coach for Indiana University.
“His experience with winning a Big Ten title at Indiana is invaluable, and he has helped make the UConn program better since his arrival in sprints and stroke,” Schrader stated. “He has an athlete swimming at the Olympic Games this summer and that brings a wealth of experience as well. He is fun, personable and knowledgeable. He will round out our staff really well.”
Hurst began his coaching career in Redmond, Ore., coaching the Redmond High School swim team from 2006-09. Simultaneously, Hurst helped coach all levels of swimmers at the Cascade Aquatics Swim Club, also in Redmond, until making the jump to Indiana.