July 22, 2005
ATLANTA – Marty Hamburger was named assistant men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Georgia Tech, announced by head coach Stuart Wilson on Friday morning. Hamburger joins the Tech coaching staff after running one of the most recognized Masters programs in the country, Atlanta’s Dynamo Swim Club’s Masters Team.
“Marty is a great hire,” said Wilson. “He’s coached at all sorts of swimming levels, and really understands how to motivate athletes. He brings the same type of philosophy to our coaching staff and Georgia Tech is getting a top-notch assistant coach.”
Hamburger worked with the Dynamo Swim Club from 1999-2004, charged with all aspects of daily operations, administration and marketing for the Masters program. While at Dynamo, Hamburger produced over 100 nationally-ranked, national champion and All-America swimmers, four World record holders and five American record holders. Hamburger’s Dynamo Masters led the Georgia Masters team to a National Championship in 2000.
Along with working with the Dynamo Swim Club, Hamburger also assisted with three-time defending NCAA men’s national champion Auburn and its Tiger Masters Swim Camp from 2000-04. He was part of the development of Master swimmers, covering topics of race strategy and developing a successful lifestyle as a competitive athlete.
Hamburger has also worked with U.S. Olympic coaches Eddie Reese and Mark Schubert at the Texas Longhorn Swim Camps in Austin, prior to coming to Tech.
Hamburger, a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991. He resides in Decatur with his wife, Amanda Johnson, and one-year old son, Ellis.