ATLANTA (June 15) – Georgia Tech Head Swimming & Diving coach Seth Baron announced the hiring today of Kit Raulerson as the program’s new assistant swimming coach.
“Having Kit join our staff is very exciting,” said Baron. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge from the University of Michigan, a team that is consistently a top-10 powerhouse. He has worked with Olympians, Big 10 Champions and U.S. National Qualifiers * all of which will lend itself well to assisting our program into making the next jump into the NCAA Championships.”
Raulerson joins the Yellow Jacket coaching staff after serving the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the men’s swim team at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. During his tenure at Michigan, Raulerson assisted in a number of coaching responsibilities, including recruiting, practices and competitions, and travel preparation and alumni relations. Along with his duties at Michigan, he was also the head counselor for the Wolverine Summer Swim Camps in Ypsilante, Mich.
Baron added, “In addition to Kit’s involvement with the Michigan men’s team, he also coached for Club Wolverine, the USS Club team at Michigan, and has worked with their female swimmers as well. Since Georgia Tech is currently recruiting and preparing for the start of its women’s team in the fall of 2001, Kit will be able to assist with the start up of our new, combined team.”
Prior to his stint at Michigan, Raulerson coached a pair of teams to Southern Zone champion titles in North Carolina (1997 and 1998) and also served on the North Carolina Swimming Review Board.
From 1995 to 1998, Raulerson served as head age-group coach and senior assistant for the Sandhills Sandsharks club team in Pinehurst, N.C. He was also head coach of the men’s and women’s swim teams at The O’Neal School in Southern Pines, N.C.
Raulerson graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1994, and received his bachelors’ degree in natural science. He was a four-year varsity water polo player at JHU and was named captain in 1994. Raulerson played water polo in Mallorca, Spain, for Club Ciudad Natacion before moving to North Carolina.