The FGCU athletics department has announced Dave Rollins, former associate head men’s swim coach at Ohio State, as the new head coach of the swimming and diving team.
Rollins will take the reins from former head coach Neal Studd, who left FGCU this past summer to take the same head-coaching role at FSU.
Rollins has ten years of coaching experience as well as the status of being a nine-time NCAA All-American standout on the University of Arizona swimming and diving team from 2002-2006.
The Eagles have won seven of the past eight CCSA Championships, sending swimmers to the NCAA championship.
“I’m extremely honored and blessed to be welcomed into the FGCU family,” Rollins said in a recent FGCU Athletics press release. “I’m looking forward to getting to campus, building on the incredible success the program has already achieved and working toward leading us to the next level.”
At Ohio State, Rollins spent four years leading the team to a 40-5 dual-meet record. He served as the recruiting coordinator, director of operations and worked with the mid-distance and stroke swimmers.
Rollins coached many successful student-athletes who received a total of 74 Academic All-Big Ten selections, 37 All-American honors, 14 individual and relay school records and six Big Ten Championships.
“ It is with great pleasure we welcome Dave, and the rest of the Rollins family to FGCU,” FGCU athletic Director Ken Kavanagh said in a recent FGCU Athletics press release. “A quality individual, Dave is a proven winner and brings a tremendous wealth of experience and coaching success to FGCU.”