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George Washington College Head Coach Brian Thomas Departs Program

George Washington College head coach Brian Thomas has left this system, in line with sources on Monday. This system had been battling to maintain its on-campus pool.

Thomas was employed as head coach of GWU in the summertime 2018 after spending two years main the St. Bonaventure girls. Since arriving at George Washington, Thomas has led the lads to be Atlantic-10 convention champions in 5 out of his six seasons with the workforce. The ladies’s workforce has gained in 4 out of six seasons, together with the final three years. Thomas has additionally gained A-10 coach of the 12 months honors within the final three seasons.

Not solely has Thomas led this system to success on the convention stage however this system has additionally despatched swimmers to NCAAs in recent times. This previous season, this system despatched each women and men to the 2024 NCAA Championships. This marked the primary time that George Washington had swimmers at each the lads’s and ladies’s NCAA Championships in the identical 12 months in addition to essentially the most swimmers (three) the college has ever had make the Championships in the identical season.

Two out of the three NCAA qualifiers will return this upcoming season as Ava DeAngelis returns for her senior season and Ava Topolewski will enter her junior season. Djurdje Matic simply completed his redshirt senior season.

In February, the college introduced that it will fill the on-campus pool that the workforce practiced in so as to add a follow facility for the lads’s and ladies’s basketball applications. This could have made the swimming and diving applications transfer off-campus. A petition to save lots of the pool started in March by junior Julia Knox and obtained greater than 3,000 signatures.

On the finish of April, the college introduced that it will not undergo with development plans for the foreseeable future because it was discovered the renovations would have precipitated structural points to the constructing. Which means that the workforce will proceed to have the ability to follow on-campus on the Smith Middle pool that’s  an eight-lane, 25-yard facility.



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