Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
|Cameron joins swim and dive|
MOSCOW, Idaho – University of Idaho head swimming and diving coach Mark Sowa announced the addition of assistant coach Scott Cameron on Tuesday to complete the team’s coaching staff.
Cameron brings a high level of coaching experience to Idaho after spending last season as a volunteer assistant at the University of Michigan and several years as a club swim coach in the area.
“We are thrilled to have Scott join the Vandal family,” Sowa said. “He has been exposed to a very high level of swimming the last three years in Ann Arbor and has worked with two of the most respected coaches in our sport.”
As an assistant at Michigan, Cameron was part of a top-25 women’s swim and dive program. He worked with the backstroke group and built a sprint training program for the Wolverines. He has also worked with the Club Wolverine Elite swim team since 2009, as well as Nike Swim Camps in the area. He spent one season as a student assistant coach at Grand Valley State University, where he was a varsity swimmer for three seasons from 2005-08.
Cameron coached 21 athletes who competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and multiple Olympians, as well as several senior national qualifiers and one NCAA qualifier with Club Wolverine Elite and the University of Michigan.
Cameron’s experience includes on-deck coaching, technique and stroke development, video analysis, dry-land conditioning and the implementation of training programs. In addition to work with collegiate and senior swimmers, Cameron has also coached and overseen youth swimming camps.
“I think he brings a lot to the table and makes our team better,” Sowa said. “It's a good day to be a Vandal.”
Cameron is a 2009 graduate of Grand Valley State with a bachelor’s degree in Movement Science with an emphasis on coaching. He is pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration. He replaces former assistant Ashley Jahn, who accepted a position at Tennessee earlier in the summer.