Miami coach becomes first woman to lead men’s team to conference title (USA)
With her men’s swimmers already having jumped en masse into the water to celebrate their Mid-American Conference championship, Miami coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron stood on the pool deck, watched her assistants follow suit and then listened to the chants for her to join them.
That’s when she rocked her arms for momentum and, with her blond ponytail flying behind her, cannonballed in as everyone cheered. When she bobbed back to the surface, the watery tableau was complete:
The Miami RedHawks team was wet, was victorious and was all one.
Three years ago when Bonewit-Cron took over as head coach of Miami’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, there likely were some RedHawk athletes who wanted her to take a flying leap, as well.
The men’s and women’s programs — separate for decades and each under their own head coach — had just been combined under only one head coach.
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