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NEWS: Hollie Bonewit-Cron to Head Newly Combined Miami University Program (USA)

coach_hollie_bonewit-cron-e1464102127369-720x500Hollie Bonewit-Cron has been named Miami University Head Coach of Men?s and Women?s Swimming and Diving, a position that will oversee both the men?s and women?s teams under a new combined model beginning in 2016-17, Miami Director of Athletics David Sayler announced?Tuesday.

?We are excited to welcome Hollie to Miami Athletics,? said Sayler. ?Hollie has proven she can recruit, develop student-athletes and build a winning program the right way. Her experience coaching both men and women as well as her knowledge of the Mid-American Conference as a student-athlete makes her the perfect fit for Miami.?

Bonewit-Cron comes to Miami after a seven-year stint?guiding the Nova Southeastern men?s and women?s teams, a program she built from the ground up since its first season of competition in 2010-11. Joining the NSU staff in 2009, she quickly developed the Shark program into a powerhouse with the men?s team recently finishing fourth at the 2016 NCAA Division II National Championships. She also was named the Head Olympic Swim Coach for the country of Grenada where she coached NSU standout Esau Simpson to a new Grenadian National record at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

?I am very excited and thankful to David Sayler and the entire search committee for entrusting me to lead the future of the Miami University Men?s and Women?s Swimming and Diving program,? said Bonewit-Cron. ?I am honored and privileged to take over this newly combined program that has demonstrated decades of success both in the pool and the classroom. This position has given my family an opportunity to be back in our home state of Ohio and I look forward to mentoring both present and future members of the Miami University swimming and diving family.?


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