|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Jared Felker enters his second season with the New Hampshire swimming and diving staff as a volunteer assistant coach. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge of the sport to the program and works primarily with the sprint and stroke groups. The Yarmouth, Maine native brings extensive experience both as a former swimmer and current head coach of the Seacoast Swimming Association, which is one of New England’s premier swim clubs.
As one of Maine’s top swimmers, Felker graduated from the Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania where he was a seven-time high school All-American. He went on to compete for the University of Virginia where he was a four-year varsity swimmer and team captain, earning All-ACC honors. Felker capped a stellar collegiate career as the 2000 ACC Champion in the 100 butterfly. He also competed in the 2000 US Olympic Trials in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.
Upon graduation and earning a BA in Sociology from Virginia, Felker got his start coaching at St. Catherine McAuley High School in Portland, Maine and shortly thereafter was named head coach of the Westbrook Seals Swim Club in Westbrook, Maine, coaching the squad from 2003-2011.
In the summer of 2010, Felker was hired as the head coach of the Seacoast Swimming Association in Dover, N.H. In total, he has produced over 30 sectional qualifiers, four junior national qualifiers, and one senior national and Olympic trial qualifier.