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Dan Schupsky
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: TCNJ
Graduating Year: 2000
Experience: 3 Years

Dan Schupsky is in his fifth year with the Penn swimming and diving program after spending two years at Bucknell University. He serves primarily as the breaststroke and individual medley coach for the Quakers.

The 2011-12 campaign was an important one for Schupsky as he guided senior Brendan McHugh to become the first Penn swimmer in nearly 20 years to qualify for the NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. McHugh then earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in the both the 100 and 200 Breaststroke, setting school records and placing 14th in each event.

The team as impressive during the 2010-11 season as both squads finished in the top five at the Ivy League Championships. The women came within six points of the program's first-ever third-place finish and had four individual champions, a school-record. On the men's side, the Red and Blue came in fifth, highlighted by McHugh's record-breaking time in the 100-yard breast. Schupsky had five records broken at the Championships in breaststroke or medley events as the Red and Blue broke 16 records over the course of the season.

During the 2011-12 collegiate season, Schupsky helped re-write three of Penn's four breaststroke records, claiming the 100 and 200 yard events on the men's side, as well as the 200 yard event on the women's side.

In July of 2012, Schupsky and a squad of six other Penn swimmers were in Omaha, Neb., for U.S. Olympic Swimming Time Trials. There, McHugh would do what no other modern Penn swimmer has done: Be a two-time Olympic Trials semifinalist. He placed 10th in the country in the 100 LCM breaststroke and 16th in the 200 LCM breaststroke.

During the 2009-10 season Penn had unparalleled success, as the men's team took fourth in the Ivy Championships (its highest finish since 1974). The women also finished fourth, as multiple swimmers, both male and female, set school records in the Ivy Championships.

At Bucknell, Schupsky was the assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs. For the Bison, he coached all groups, coordinated men's recruiting visits, organized travel and equipment, community service, and facilitated team building. The team set 27 school records during his tenure in Lewisburg.

Prior to Bucknell, Schupsky was a graduate assistant and assistant coach for The College of New Jersey from 2005 to 2007. During his tenure he oversaw multiple All-America honorees and a Division III individual national champion in the men's 100 yard breaststroke (2006, Steve Swenson).

Schupsky was inducted into The College of New Jersey's Athletic Hall of Fame in October of 2013. A 2001 TCNJ alum, his tally of 17 All-America awards and two Academic All-America citations rank him as the most accomplished male swimmer in Lions history.

Through his graduate studies in Environmental Science, at Penn Schupsky has also been instrumental in facilitating Penn's move toward a more sustainable Athletics Department by helping to found, and currently lead, Penn's Athletics Eco Reps program. More information on that program can be found here.


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