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2007 Alum Finds Success as Asst. Swim Coach at University of Illinois Chicago

Posted August 22nd, 2015

Starting his second full year at the University of Illinois at Chicago as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving coach, 2007 Prep alumnus Michael Tubb has a very busy daily routine. His day starts with a practice at 6:00 a.m., followed by meetings with athletic administrators and the development office as well as the athletic training staff where they check in on the health of any injured athletes. But Michael’s day doesn’t end there. He then conducts a second practice in the afternoon, followed up by hours of recruiting talented high school athletes who are interested in swimming for the University.

Michael says, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year here. We are working to create a new culture of success in the water as well as in the classroom.”

In his first year as Assistant Coach, both the men’s and women’s teams were named Scholar All-American teams by the College Swim Coaches Association for the 2014-2015 Season. They also placed 4th in their conference on both sides, and one of his Freshman Women swimmers was named the Conference Rookie of the Year.

Michael is another fantastic example of Prep alumni making a difference!