Aaron Green

Arcadia University Hires Aaron Green As Head Swim Coach

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You may not have heard of Arcadia University, but you need to as it’s building something special athletically.

Last year they hired Kelsey Koelzer to build and coach their women’s hockey team.

Then a week ago they hired Aaron Green as their new head coach of men’s and women’s swimming.

That’s two Black coaches in two traditionally white sports.

Green comes to the Pennsylvania NCAA DIII school with a power-packed resume.

He was the head Coach and Aquatics Director at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia where he oversaw all areas of the program. He was also a Physical Education Instructor at Hollins.

In the pool, Green was a real-life Aquaman for MAC competitor Widener University.

He was the MAC Rookie of the Year in 2016, a four-time Honorable Mention All-American, the David B. Eavenson Award Winner as the MAC Men’s Swimmer of the Year in 2017, 2018, and 2019, a team captain and the 2019 Widener Male Athlete of the Year.

After finishing his decorated collegiate career, Green became a graduate assistant at the University of Lynchburg for two seasons. There he was part of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Coaching Staff of the Year in 2021 that, according to the release, led the women’s team to the ODAC Conference Championship and coached the men’s team to the runner-up position in the conference.

Now he’s bringing that success to the Arcadia Knights.

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