Jun Yamaguchi has been selected as the next Frostburg State swimming coach from a national search as announced by Director of Athletics Troy Dell, Friday.
Yamaguchi served as an assistant swimming coach at DePauw University for
the last three years. The Tigers won the Southern Collegiate Athletic
Conference in each of those three seasons while the coaching staff was
named the SCAC Staff of the Year in 2007 -08 and 2009-10.
He also served as an aquatic staff member, student intern and team
assistant for The Ohio State University men's varsity swimming team from
2004-07. The Buckeyes finished inside the top-30 at the NCAA National
Championships all three years, posted a 10-1 record in '05 and turned
out three All-Americans during that stretch.
Outside of coaching swimming, Yamaguchi is heavily involved in
triathlons as has served as a coach at various professional levels over
the last four years. He developed his own elite triathlon program that
helps individuals interested in the sport by offering coaching analysis.
In July '08, he was assisant coach for the USA National Triathlon team
at the Kitzbuhel International Triathlon Union World Cup. He has also
served an assistant coach at the Hyvee World Cup (July '07), USAT Youth
National Championship (August '06), Olympic Training Center in Chula
Vista, Calif. (Februray and March '07) and has volunteered at the USAT
Level I Coaching Certification clinic hosted by the USAT National
While at Ohio State, Yamaguchi served as the head coach of the triathlon
club for one year. He created and managed training programs and became a
USA Triathlon Level I Coach.
Yamaguchi also has a background in distance running as he was an
assisant coach for the Hilliard Davidson High School boy's and girl's
cross country teams (2004-05) and has been a coach/camp counselor at the
Running School in White Lake, N.Y. since August 2004.
Yamaguchi graduated with his bachelor's degree from OSU in school and
physical activity and educational services with a concentration in
coaching and sports management in 2006. He also received his master's
degree in physical education with a concentration in coaching from
Indiana State University in August of 2010.