LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall’s head swimming coach Ben Delia announced the hiring of Tom Eickelberg as the program’s next assistant coach and aquatics director.
Eickelberg joins the staff after serving as the graduate assistant swimming coach at SUNY Cortland since 2012, where he earned his master’s degree in outdoor and environmental education this year. Eickelberg graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Adelphi University in 2011, where he was a three-sport student-athlete throughout his career. He competed on the cross country and outdoor track teams in addition to being a member of the men’s swimming team.
“I’m very excited to welcome Tom to our swimming program at F&M,” said Delia. He has enjoyed much success with Cortland over the last three seasons, and those experiences have prepared him well to help guide our swimmers.”
As a collegiate swimmer at Adelphi, Eickelberg earned All-Metropolitan Conference honors 14 times and graduated as a school record holder in six different events. He still excels athletically, competing as a professional triathlete with a top-100 world ranking in the Ironman 70.3 professional standings in 2014.
Eickelberg succeeds Eliot Scymanski '12, who served in the same position since his graduation and leaves F&M to join the coaching staff at Dartmouth College.