April 2, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech swimming head coach Stu Wilson has resigned, effective Thursday, Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich announced. Wilson has spent the past seven seasons on the Yellow Jackets staff, including the last four as head coach. A search for Wilson’s replacement will begin immediately.
“We are sad to see him go,” said Radakovich. “The swim program had a great season and has continued to improve. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors”
The Georgia Tech swimming programs have enjoyed unprecedented success under Wilson, especially the last two seasons. Last year, the women’s team was 30th at the NCAA Championships for the best finish in program history. This year, the men’s squad turned in their best effort with a 19th-place finish. Gal Nevo was an All-American in both the 200-IM and 400-IM as well as being named the ACC Swimmer of the Year this year. His mark in the 400-IM was the second-fastest in NCAA history and third in the world. In addition, Nigel Plummer was named the ACC Freshman of the Year, the first time a Georgia Tech swimmer earned either of those awards in school history. All told, 24 school records were broken this year and a school-record nine men’s swimmers participated in the NCAA Championships.
“I really enjoyed my time at Georgia Tech,” Wilson said. “I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to run this program and I am happy that I had the chance to take them to the next level. I know they will keep improving and I look forward to watching the progress.”
Prior to being named an assistant coach at Georgia Tech in 2002, Wilson spent 11 years with the nationally-prominent club team Swim Atlanta. He was the senior coach for the last four seasons there.