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Michael has been with TRITON Swimming since the inception of the program in 2000. He has helped many swimmers achieve qualifying times to the state, zone, sectional, futures, junior nationals and Olympic trial levels. Michael has a M.A.T. in Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Administration from the University of Louisville. He is an ASCA level certified coach - Life Member.

To schedule a meeting with Coach Mike, contact him by email or phone.

Education

University of Louisville 1990-1992: M.A.T. in teaching Physical Education with a concentration in Sports Administration

Ohio University 1986-1990: B.S. in Sport Sciences with a concentration in Sport Industry and Aquatic Management

Coaching Experience

TRITON Swimming: Head Coach- 2000-Present

Trinity High School: Head Coach - 2018-Present (2nd year)

Caritas Swim Team: Head Coach - 1998-2000

Caritas Swim Team: Head Age Group Coach - 1996-1998

Gold Vault Swim Club: Head Coach - 1992-1996

Professional Coaching Achievements

• Olympic Trial Qualifiers:

      2000 - Chip Crush

      2004 - Abby MacGregor

      2008 - Abby MacGregor

      2012 - Abby MacGregor

      2016 - Tonner DeBeer & Hannah Magnuson

• Senior National Qualifiers

• Junior National Qualifiers and individual event champion - Abby MacGregor

• National Age Group - Top 20 List swimmers

• State Champions Swimmers in all age groups

Professional Organizations

• General Chair of Kentucky Swimming

• Age Group Chair of Kentucky Swimming

• Safety Sport Chair/Coordinator for Kentucky Swimming

• Head Coach for Kentucky Swimming at the Southern Zone Championship

• Head Coach for Kentucky Swimming at the Mid-State All-Star Team

• Age Group Coach of the Year - 1997, 1999

TRITON HEAD COACH &

AGE GROUP PERFORMANCE COACH

MICHAEL ESSIG

"Success isn't overnight. It's when everyday you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up."

- Dwayne Johnson

"Winning is never easy or fast."

- Unknown