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Swim Coach Baron Steps Down

April 20, 2005

ATLANTA–Seth Baron has resigned as the head coach of the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs to pursue other professional opportunities, Director of Athletics Dave Braine announced.

Baron completed his eighth year at Tech as head coach of the men’s program. He had also served as the women’s head coach since the program’s inception four years ago.

“My eight years at Georgia Tech have been fantastic,” said Baron, a 1987 graduate of Auburn. “I truly enjoyed the excitement of building the men’s and women’s programs and watching them begin to receive national recognition.

“I leave Georgia Tech, knowing the hard work and dedication toward these programs has paid off. Georgia Tech will continue to add strength and depth to the success of ACC swimming and diving.

“This was not an easy decision, but at this point in my life, there are some other professional opportunities that I need to pursue – for both my family and me.”

Baron posted a dual-meet record of 45-44 in eight years as men’s head coach, as well as a 16-22 mark in four seasons with the women’s program. This season, the Tech men finished third in the Atlantic Coast Conference and tied for 32nd at the 2005 NCAA Championships, while the women’s team placed sixth in the ACC and sent individuals to the NCAA meet but did not score.

Braine said that the Institute would begin the search for a new head coach immediately.

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