May 28, 2008
ATLANTA – Amy McCullough has been named Georgia Tech assistant swimming & diving coach it was announced today by head coach Stu Wilson. McCullough has spent the last two years as the graduate assistant coach at the University of Connecticut and is a six-time individual Big Ten champion as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan.
For the past two seasons, McCullough was a graduate assistant coach at UConn while she was pursuing her Master’s degree in Exercise Science. She was responsible for a number of things including the improvement of the student-athlete’s technique through analysis of under- and above water video. She also worked with recruiting and organizing the daily team operations.
“Amy is coming to us with a lot of knowledge and experience in the sport of swimming,” Wilson said. “She has worked with a lot of great coaches (David Marsh, Jon Urbanchek and Jim Richardson to name a few) and is going to help us in many ways that will make this team stronger and faster. I can’t wait for the season to get started next year.”
McCullough also served as the assistant senior coach for the Mecklenburg Aquatic Club in Charlotte, N.C., last summer. There, she assisted Coach Marsh directly in coaching Olympic and National level athletes. She headed the younger senior level training group and implemented a video stroke analysis program for all levels of swimmers.
“I am really excited to become a part of the coaching staff at Georgia Tech,” McCullough said. “They are on the cutting edge in both academics and athletics. The chance to coach in a world-class facility and work with talented and eager student-athletes is an amazing opportunity for me. Becoming a part of the staff at Georgia Tech will help me grow as a coach and I am eager to learn from all of the staff. I am exited to share my background in sport science with the team and help Georgia Tech reach the next level in collegiate swimming.”
Prior to her time at UConn, McCullough was a National Team Performance Science and Technology Coaching Fellow for USA Swimming in Colorado Springs, Colo. There, she used video software to analyze under- and above water video. She also operated race analysis software at National Championships, the U.S. Open and Grand Prix meets.
From 2002 until 2004, McCullough was a swim camp instructor and coach for the Wolverine Swim Camp in Ann Arbor, Mich. Her duties included administering work-outs, giving technique instruction and video-taping.
She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2005 with a B.S. with honors in Movement Science as well as a B.A. with honors Sport Management and Communications. As a member of the UM varsity swim team, McCullough was a six-time individual Big 10 champion, a five-time NCAA All-American and a three-time NCAA Academic All-American. She competed for the U.S. National Team at the 2003 World University Games in Daegu, Korea.