Chatham Athletics has announced that Rebecca Yost will take over as the head women’s and men’s swimming and diving coach.
“Chatham University has a tremendous history of both academic and athletic excellence, and provides student-athletes with a one of a kind experience. I would like to thank both Leonard Trevino and the Chatham community for giving me this exceptional opportunity and welcoming me into the Cougar family,” Yost said, “I see an infinite amount of potential in the women’s and men’s swimming and diving programs and I am extremely excited to work with a strong group of dedicated student-athletes to grow the programs and lead them to the next level. I look forward to working together to build a PAC Championship contending team, and adding to Chatham’s strong tradition of excellence.”
Rebecca comes to Chatham after her third year as an assistant with the Frostburg State University men’s and women’s swimming teams.
Last season, Yost helped the Bobcat women’s team to 10 wins, while the men won nine meets. Both teams finished sixth at the CAC Championships and the women set a program record with 361 points at the CACs.
Christian March and Macey Nitchie were both crowned as the CAC Male and Female Swimmers of the Year after both won three league titles and both won three First Team All-CAC certificates.
In her first year in 2015-16, Yost helped both Bobcat teams to the most successful seasons in program history. Both the men’s and women’s teams earned the most points in program history at the CAC Championships as well as qualify seven athletes for the ECAC Championships. Yost also helped the program earn its first ever CAC Second Team honoree and guided the both teams to a combined 10 school records.
Yost came to Frostburg after graduating from Virginia Tech in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship and a minor in communications. While attending Virginia Tech she was an eight-time Dean’s List student, and graduated Manga Cum Laude.
In high school, Yost was a 4-year Virginia All-State Swimmer and the Chantilly High School 100 breaststroke record holder. In her senior year, she was captain of her high school swim team, and placed seventh in the state in the 100 breaststroke. Yost also swam for her club team Machine Aquatics, where she was a member of their 2011 Junior National Team.
Over the past several years, Yost has served as the Assistant Head Coach of the Greenbriar Dolphins, and the Operations Intern at Virginia Amateur Sports.
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