Emmanuel College proudly announces the hiring of former NCAA Division II swim head coach Allen Gilchrest to lead the Lions’ new intercollegiate swim program.
“Emmanuel College is excited about bringing Coach Gilchrest on board,” EC’s athletic director José Larios says. “His strong history in recruiting, leading and teaching young men and women in and out of the pool separated him from many other candidates. Most importantly, Allen gets it—he understands very clearly our mission of using these athletic platforms as a privileged opportunity to share Christ’s love.”
Coach Gilchrest says he is looking forward to the opportunity to begin and build the Lion’s new swim program at Emmanuel College.
“First, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for this new leadership/coaching position,” Coach Gilchrest says. “Second, I would like to thank President Stewart, athletic director José Larios and those who met with me during my interview process for giving me this amazing opportunity. It is my privilege and honor to lead and guide the student athletes of Emmanuel College through their collegiate career for God’s glory!”
Men’s and women’s swim teams begin competing next year along with EC’s other new teams in water polo and bowling.