Jeremy Kipp Takes Helm
Aug. 25, 2015

BOISE, Idaho – Jeremy Kipp has been named Boise State’s women’s swimming and diving head coach, Executive Director of Athletics Curt Apsey announced.

“We are very excited to welcome Jeremy into the Bronco Family as the next head coach of our swimming and diving program,” Apsey said. “Jeremy’s body of work over the past 16 years has helped elevate the swim programs at both USC and UC Santa Barbara to great heights. We look forward to his leadership in continuing to build upon the winning tradition of Boise State women’s swimming and diving.”

Kipp, with more than 16 years of collegiate coaching experience, comes 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 takes over a Bronco program that has captured the Mountain West title twice over the past four years and finished second at the 2015 conference championship meet. The 2015-16 team returns 2015 NCAA Championships participants Brittany Aoyama (100 fly, 50 free, 100 free,) and Sam Wicks (100 back, 200 IM, 100 free), as well as six of the seven swimmers who claimed gold medals at last year’s Mountain West Championships.

“I am both excited and humbled that Curt Apsey and his staff have chosen me to lead the Boise State women’s swimming and diving program,” Kipp said. “It’s hard to believe that the program has had only nine years in existence, which speaks to the excellent support and culture ingrained in the Boise State athletic department. Obviously Kristin Hill had a large part of that success and I aim at pushing the program forward on all levels from performance in the classroom, pool and civic engagement. My wife Suzy and sons Jonathan and Patrick are proud to join the Bronco family and looking forward to calling Boise our home.”

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.


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