Dunavant Added To Swimming & Diving Staff
GREELEY, Colo. – After spending her first season as a head coach on the pool deck alone, Northern Colorado swimming and diving head coach Kelly McClanahan is excited to announce the addition of Aimee Dunavant to her staff beginning July 1.
Dunavant spent the last two seasons in a similar position at the University of Evansville but is no stranger to the Western portion of the United States as she competed for the University of New Mexico in 2002-05.
“Aimee is a very experienced young coach,” said McClanahan. “She has a lot of enthusiasm and energy and I am very excited to add Aimee to our staff. She has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge from her coaching experience at University of Evansville. She also has built technical skills from top swim camps such as UNC-Chapel Hill Swim Camps and the Air Force Academy.”
While at Evansville, the Purple Aces had nine named to both the All-Missouri Valley Conference team and nine All-MVC Scholar Athletes. She assisted in recruiting and managed the team’s travel, as well as other day-to-day office duties.
Prior to Evansville, Dunavant was the head swim coach at the Kirtland Aquatic Club in Albuquerque, where she had 12 state qualifiers and she handled the training schedule for swimmers ages 12 and higher.
She was also the head swim coach at Valley High School in Albuquerque from 2006-08, coaching two individuals and six relays who qualified for the New Mexico State Championships.
Dunavant was a four-year letterwinner for the Lobos, serving as team captain from 2003-05. She was named to the All-Mountain West Conference Team in the 100 and 200 butterfly. Dunavant earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from New Mexico in 2006.
“Aimee will bring a wealth of recruiting knowledge for the Southwest region, and expand us into the Midwest,” continued McClanahan. “She is enthusiastic and eager to get started, so I know this will be great fit for all. We feel very fortunate that Aimee has decided to join the Northern Colorado Swimming and Diving program.”