Named Assistant Coach For Men's & Women's Swimming Teams
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Connor Beaulieu, who helped Texas's women's program to a pair of top-10 NCAA finishes as a volunteer assistant coach, has been named an assistant men's and women's swimming coach at Yale.
"We are thrilled to welcome Connor to the Yale swimming & diving team," said Jim Henry, the Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of the Bulldogs. "Connor's coaching experience and skills developed at Texas will add a great deal to our successful program. He understands the importance of top academics and athletics and is a fantastic educator, motivator and role model. Connor is a great fit for our athletic department."
Beaulieu spent two seasons at Texas, helping the Longhorns to a pair of Big 12 championships. In his first season, UT placed sixth at the NCAA Championship and improved to a fifth-place finish last winter. In each of his two seasons, Texas swept the Big 12 Swimmer, Diver and Newcomer of the Year awards.
Beaulieu joined UT's program after spending the 2016-17 season as an assistant men's and women's coach at Connecticut College where he helped lead the women's team to the first top-10 NCAA finish in school history and mentored 11 All-Americans. He also served as an assistant men's and women's coach at Caltech. During his tenure, the Beavers broke 21 school records and captured the women's conference championship for the first time in program history.
Beaulieu is a 2014 graduate of Amherst College where he majored in Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought. He swam for Amherst for three seasons and was selected as the "Most Committed" by his teammates in his sophomore and junior seasons. A back injury sidelined him for his senior season.
Following graduation, he worked for the OMNI Swim Club in New Haven.
Beaulieu joins the Yale staff following the departure of Kevin Norman, who was named Brown's men's swimming head coach earlier this spring. Norman became the third assistant during Henry's tenure to be selected to lead another program.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Athletics Strategic Communication