ANDREW PULSIFER RESIGNS AS MEN'S SWIMMING COACH AT
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Andrew Pulsifer, head men's swimming coach
at Washington and Lee University since 1997, has resigned for personal
reasons related to his health.
"It is with great sadness that I leave this outstanding
swimming team," said Pulsifer. "I have the highest regard for
this exceptional group of young men and trust that they will continue
to strive for personal excellence. I wish to thank Washington and Lee
University for the opportunity to work with such outstanding young men."
Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh said
"We have accepted Andrew Pulsifer's resignation and would like to
thank Andrew for his effort and good coaching over the last five seasons."
During his tenure at Washington and Lee, Pulsifer continued
the 28-year streak of sending at least one person to the NCAA National
Championships. Under Pulsifer's direction, six Generals swam NCAA qualifying
times with three of them earning All-America honors. The men have broken
five varsity records and had four swimmers earn Academic All-America honors,
including one who earned the GTE Academic All-America award. The mens
teams cumulative grade-point average has also earned the College
Swimming Coaches Association of Americas award of All-America for
four of the five years.
Washington and Lee Director of Aquatics and Head Women's
Swimming Coach Kiki Jacobs will assume the head coaching duties for the
men's squad for the 2002-03 season and a search for an assistant swimming
coach will begin immediately.
A national search for a head men's swimming coach will begin
following the season and the University plans to have a permanent successor
to Pulsifer for the 2003-04 school year.
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