TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama head coach Coley Stickels introduced the addition of Rebecca Westfall to the Crimson Tide swimming and diving workers as an assistant coach. Westfall joins Stickels’ inaugural Alabama workers following two years at Pittsburgh.
“Rebecca is a tremendous addition to our staff,” Stickels mentioned. “She has proven herself to be a great motivator and technician and she will bring a lot to the deck for the Crimson Tide.”
Throughout her time at Pitt, the Panthers broke 29 college information and rose within the ranks of the ACC. Westfall spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach for the inaugural swimming & diving program at Indiana State.
“I’m so excited and thankful to Coach Stickles and the athletic administration for the opportunity to join the Alabama swimming and diving family,” Westfall mentioned. “From the new world-class facilities to the amazing resources to the staff Coley has assembled, Alabama truly has all the pieces in place to continue its climb among the elite programs in the SEC and the NCAA.”
Previous to Indiana State, Westfall coached two seasons with UNC Asheville, serving to the Bulldogs publish program-best finishes within the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Affiliation Championships in each seasons. She additionally coached two seasons at Warren Wilson Faculty in Swannona, N.C. and served as interim head coach and aquatics director at Emory & Henry Faculty in Emory, Va., in 2011-12.
She started her full-time teaching profession at Adams State Faculty in Alamosa, Colo., serving because the director of swimming and aquatics for 2 years. Throughout that point, Westfall established ASC’s first ladies’s program and reestablished the boys’s group for the primary time for the reason that 1970’s.
A biomechanics and swimming method specialist, Westfall has revealed a sequence of articles on kinetic vitality and motion via water.
A former eight-time All-American and nine-time Large 12 Convention champion at Texas A&M from 2003-07, Westfall helped the Aggies win their first Large 12 group title in 2007.
After her senior season, Westfall spent her closing yr in Faculty Station as a pupil assistant coach for the Aggies, graduating in 2008 with a bachelor’s diploma in sports activities administration whereas minoring in historical past and enterprise.
Rebecca and her husband James have a son, Wade.
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