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University of Findlay Swimming and Diving

Head Coach Andrew Makepeace


Andrew Makepeace
Head Coach

Andrew Makepeace started Oiler Swim School in 2012 and has refined this unique program into the success it is today by instilling his passion for swimming into all who come through the program.

Makepeace is entering his seventh season as the head coach of the Oilers men and women’s swimming and diving teams during the 2018-19 campaign.

Makepeace has built the Oilers swimming and diving program into one of the best in the Midwest. Under his guidance, the women's team has had 32 NCAA Division II All-Americans while the men's team has had six.

Makepeace was named the 2018 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Coach of the Year for both the men and women and led both squads to their first league title. His success at the conference level has enabled his athletes to earn a total of 60 all-conference awards.

Both teams have also had much success in the classroom, earning Academic All-American honors in each of his first six 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.