Thursday, September 26, 2002

Notice of the open swim coaching position at D.U. was seen

A friend from Illinois, and then from Michgan, sent me this email.
Subject: Check out Duquesne University Men's Swimming - Official Athletic Site
Hey Mark,

It lterally showed up this morning. I check most swim sites daily. I hope that it pans out for you. I checked out the Duquesne Mens web site and it appears the coach had been there for 16 years with moderate success. They split the mens/womens coaching duties 3 years ago and have about 15 male swimmers including 3 freshmen on scholarship. The team includes swimmers from around the USA as well as Canada.

I truly hope that this works out for you as it appears to be the kind of team that would benefit from your experience and passion.

Keep me informed.


Al Ledgin

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Job Posting for DU swimming


DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY, located in Pittsburgh, PA and a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, has an immediate vacancy for the position of Head Men's Swim Coach/Aquatic Director. This is a full-time, 12 month position, salary commensurate. Responsibilities include total operation of a Division I men's swimming program, including training program, strength training, recruiting, team travel, scheduling, meet management and other duties relevant to the position of Head Men's Swim Coach. Additional responsibilities include operation of the University's pool, including maintaining, hiring staff, and scheduling. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, as well as all licenses and certifications required to operate a pool in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Three years of successful college/club coaching experience preferred. Effective communication, organization and administrative skills required. Knowledge of NCAA, Duquesne University and Atlantic 10 rules and regulations required. Interested candidates should submit letter of interest, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to Brian Colleary, Director of Athletics, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. Screening will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Duquesne University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Off the table
The Auqatic Director role was taken by the existing womens coach and news of this came to me on Sunday morning before the Monday interview.