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Head Coach Andrew Makepeace
Head CoachAndrew Makepeace
Andrew Makepeace is entering his fourth season as the head coach of the Oilers men and women’s swimming and diving teams during the 2015-16 campaign.
Makepeace has quickly turned around both programs and has had ten swimmers earn NCAA Division II All-American honors during his tenure at Findlay.
Last season, Makepeace guided his women's squad to a fourth place finish at the GLIAC Championship. His men's team took sixth. Three members of the women's team went to nationals and came home with four All-American awards while the men also had an All-American at the national meet.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Makepeace led the women’s team to a fifth place finish at the GLIAC Championship while the men took seventh. This was an improvement from his first year when both teams took eighth at the championship event.
Both teams have also had much success in the classroom, earning Academic All-American honors in each of his first three seasons. In 2012-13, his men’s squad recorded the highest GPA in all of NCAA Division II swimming.
Prior to his appointment at UF, Makepeace spent four seasons as an assistant swim coach at Minnesota State University - Mankato. During his time with the Mavericks, Makepeace helped guide the program to new heights, coaching over 25 All-Americans and rewriting most of the record books. Makepeace has also coached swimming at various levels as well (tri-athletes, masters, high school and age group) during his career.
Makepeace lettered all four years swimming at MSU - Mankato. During his college career he was an all-conference swimmer and is a school and pool record holder. He served as captain during his junior and senior seasons and received his bachelor’s degree in English literature and master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology from MSU - Mankato.
Coach Makepeace currently resides in Findlay.