Earlier today, Director of Athletics Lee Reed named Jamie Holder as Georgetown’s new head coach of the swimming and diving program. Holder previously worked as an assistant coach of the Princeton’s mens’ swimming team for the last five seasons.
“I’m excited to work with the student-athletes and hit the ground running,” Holder said.
While at Princeton, Holder took part in a string of successes. The Tigers went 7-0 last season, bringing home the Ivy League Championship for the fourth time in five seasons. According CollegeSwimming.com, the Princeton had the nation’s 25th-best mens’ swimming and diving team last season. Georgetown was unranked.
Perhaps most importantly, Holder brings significant recruiting expertise to Georgetown. As Princeton’s main recruiter, he scouted prospective swimmers and divers exceptionally well; CollegeSwimming.com ranked Princeton’s incoming class of recruits as one of the five best in the nation.
Georgetown’s swimming and diving team is on the up-and-up itself. While breaking nine school records last season, the womens’ team had a dual-meet record of 10-2, the best in the school history. The mens’ team also broke five school records.
Holder replaces former head coach Steven Cartwright, who stepped down last spring. Cartwright, who served as head coach for three years, plans to attend the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and study for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina.