Women’s swimming and diving coach resigns

July 6, 2012 | News, UToday
By Brian DeBenedictis

Liz Hinkleman resigned today as The University of Toledo women’s swimming and diving coach to pursue other coaching opportunities.

Hinkleman was the head coach for the past two seasons, leading the Rockets to a second-place finish at the Mid-American Conference Championships in 2011 and a MAC Championship title in 2012. She was named MAC Coach of the Year this past season.

A UT swimmer from 2004 to 2008, Hinkleman was a three-time MAC Champion in the 200-meter freestyle relay, setting school and conference records. Hinkleman also served as team captain of the Rockets twice, earning the Captain’s Award in 2007.

She returned to Toledo in 2009 and served as assistant coach for two seasons under former Head Coach Lars Jorgensen. She helped lead the Rockets to their first-ever MAC swimming title in 2010.

UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien said a search for Hinkleman’s replacement would begin immediately.

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