Boise State women's swimming and diving took part in the Swim Across America event this fall, raising money and awareness for cancer research, which is especially close to a few members of the program.
Jeremy Kipp enters his second season as Boise State women's swimming and diving head coach in 2016-17. He was named the second head coach in program history in August 2015 after spending eight years on the men's and women's swimming and diving coaching staffs at USC.
Kipp made an immediate impact with the Broncos in his first campaign, guiding the Broncos to a second-place finish at the 2016 Mountain West Championships and being named Mountain West Swimming Coach of the Year. The Broncos won four of five relay events and four individual titles at the meet and set eight school event records. Senior Sam Wicks captured five event titles and was named Mountain West Swimmer of the Year at the meet. Overall, Boise State swimmers and divers took home a combined 43 All-Mountain West honors from the meet.
Bronco swimmers also qualified for seven events at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Atlanta.
Kipp, with more than 16 years of collegiate coaching experience, came to Boise State from the University of Southern California, where he spent the past eight seasons on the staff of both the men's and women's programs. At USC Kipp worked primarily with the Trojan sprinters while directing the recruiting efforts for the men's team and assisting with recruiting on the women's side.
He took over a Bronco program that had captured the Mountain West title twice from 2012-15 and finished second at the 2015 conference championship meet.
Over his eight seasons at USC, Kipp helped guide the Trojan women to seven-straight top-nine finishes (2009-15) following a 16th-place result in his initial campaign (2008). USC is also currently one of just four schools to post six-straight top-eight finishes, peaking with consecutive third-place efforts in 2011 and 2012.
Trojan women's swimmers earned 12 national championships as well as 52 individual and 20 relay All-America honors over Kipp's tenure. Chief among Kipp's sprinters to shine on the national stage were Kasey Carlson, who over her four-year career (2011-14) garnered 17 All-America honors (seven individual, 10 relay), while the 200, 400 and 800 free relays combined for 10 All-America (top-eight) finishes.
On the men's side, the Trojans have posted five-straight top-10 finishes, most recently taking fourth at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Among the numerous All-Americans for USC, Kipp's top sprinter, Vladimir Morozov, captured NCAA titles in the 50 and 100 frees, and the 400 free relay in 2013 while racking up 15 All-America honors.
Prior to his arrival at Troy, Kipp spent eight seasons on the men's and women's swimming staffs at UC Santa Barbara, where he handled the middle distance and stroke groups and produced numerous NCAA Championships qualifiers. More than 20 of his Gaucho swimmers went on to U.S. Nationals while one earned NCAA All-America honors.