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Emily Eaton joins swimming and diving as assistant coach



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IU Coach Ray Looze announced Wednesday the addition of new assistant Coach Emily Eaton.

Eaton said she is looking forward to joining the coveted IU program.

"I would like to thank Ray Looze and the administration at Indiana University for the opportunity to work at a swimming and diving program with such a strong history," Eaton said in a press release.

Eaton has experience as both an athlete and a coach.

While swimming at Grand Valley State University, Eaton was selected as an All-American athlete for three seasons.

She served as assistant coach of Genesys Athletic Club in Grand Blanc, Michigan, in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, she became head coach of the club. Eaton led Genesys to their highest-placing conference finish her first year and dual-meet championship title in 2016.

For the 2016-17 season, Eaton was an assistant coach at Albion College. That year, the men’s team won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the first time since 1971.

Eaton will start her coaching career with IU after spending her last two years as an assistant coach and program director at University of Missouri. The men’s team at Missouri placed second at the Southeastern Conference Championships, and the women’s team placed seventh during the 2018-19 season.

She has worked with 17 All-Americans throughout her coaching career.

"Emily Eaton is one of the finest up-and-coming coaches in the NCAA today," Looze said in the release. "The coaching staff at Missouri could not have been more complementary of her coaching, recruiting, and impact on team culture. I believe she will help Indiana take the next big step in our progression toward a team national championship."

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