THE FLATS – Georgia Tech swimming and diving announced Wednesday the addition of two-time all-American swimmer Temarie Tomley to its coaching staff.
Tomley joins the Yellow Jackets after spending two years as an assistant coach for the swimming and diving program at George Washington University.
“We’re thrilled to be able to add Temarie to our coaching staff,” Toni M. and Richard L. Bergmark Swimming and Diving Head Coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “She brings a tremendous amount of success from her time in the pool at Alabama and as a top-30 qualifier for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and from her time as a coach at George Washington where she helped lead them to back-to-back conference championships. I’m excited for the impact she’ll have on our entire team.”
White at George Washington, the men’s and women’s teams both were conference champions each of the two years Tomley was on staff. While assisting with the 50, 100, and 200 sprint specialties, GW had two student-athletes that competed in the NCAA Championships her first and second year. In addition to her work in the pool, she also assisted with women’s recruiting, business operations, volunteer management, technology and filming, adidas partnerships, social media, and more.
Last season, she helped the team achieve 21 program records, 10 conference records, and helped 80 percent of student-athletes achieve personal best times at the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships.
“I am so excited and so grateful to Courtney for the opportunity to coach alongside a prestigious staff and a high-achieving group of student-athletes,” Tomley said. “I can’t wait to start helping build the Yellow Jackets to new heights.”
Prior to George Washington, she was the director of aquatics and competitive swimming at the Country Club of Mobile, where she was responsible for leading the aquatics division and roster of 100-plus athletes, and was assistant director of annual giving and special events in the athletics department at the University of New Mexico for two years. She also previously coached at the Bronze Medal Club, CMSA, in Mobile, Ala. for a summer as well.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Tomley was a three-time NCAA participant as a sprinter at Alabama, competing in relays at the national meet in 2015, 2016 and 2018. She competed at the SEC Championships all four years and made three trips to the U.S. Open, in addition to her appearance at the Olympic Trials following her sophomore season. Her personal-best swims in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free still rank among her alma mater’s all-time top 10.
An education in exercise and sports science major, Tomley was twice honored as a CSCAA First-Team Academic All-American and also recognized as a CoSIDA Academic All-American during her time with the Crimson Tide. After completing her undergraduate degree in 2018 summa cum laude, she earned a master’s in business administration the following year, as well.
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