Nicole Rose has been chosen as the new head coach of the Davis & Elkins men's and women's swim programs. Rose takes over the D&E; swim program after spending four seasons as the Swimming and Diving coach at Lake Erie College, where she was the program's first head coach.
Rose coached a pair of All-Americans on the men's side during her time at Lake Erie.
Before going to Lake Erie, Rose was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at her alma mater, Wheeling Jesuit. During her tenure, the team underwent a rebuilding process that turned a squad of just two returners into 40 swimmers. Among her administrative duties, she was responsible for practice and meet administration, fundraising, team travel arrangements and worked specifically with the distance, breaststroke and individual medley swimmers.
Prior to returning to Wheeling Jesuit, Rose coached at the high school level, including one season as the head coach at Staunton River High School where she guided the teams to their highest district finishes and broke 10 school records. She also served as an assistant coach at Steubenville High School for two seasons.
Rose swam for Wheeling Jesuit from 2000-04, serving as a team captain her senior year, and was an All-Bluegrass Mountain/West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection. She has worked numerous swim camps and clinics as a counselor and instructor, including camps at the University of Texas, California University (Pa.) and Hartwick College.
Rose earned her bachelor's degree in English from Wheeling Jesuit in 2004. She recently completed work on her master's degree, also from Wheeling Jesuit, in business administration.