A new atmosphere, attitude, and era will be ushered into the Cornell swimming program this season as Syracuse native John Holohan takes over the reins, as head coach of the women’s swim team. With an extensive background in coaching at both the collegiate and club levels, Holohan hopes to improve upon a program that finished eighth overall at the Ivy League championships last season.
“Coming to Cornell is simply a dream come true for me,” Holohan said. “To be in a position where the institution and the fans are so supportive is really special.”
Holohan’s coaching career has brought him in contact with some of the most talented athletes in the northeast, having served as an assistant swim coach at both LeMoyne College in Syracuse and Syracuse University. Most recently, Holohan was the head coach and director of the Syracuse Sharks, a nationally recognized club swimming organization that has produced the likes of Olympian Kim Black — a member of the United States