PHILADELPHIA – The University of Pennsylvania’s Head Swimming and Diving Coach, Mike Schnur, has announced the hiring of Michael Schuber as a new assistant coach for the Quakers. Schuber will be replacing former assistant, Marc Christian, who recently left the program after five years to join the coaching staff at the University of Pittsburgh.
“I’m thrilled to add Michael to our staff here at Penn,” said Schnur. “His experience coaching this past year at NC State makes him the ideal person to help us continue moving forward on a national level. He has worked with incredible coaches and extremely fast swimmers at all levels of our sport.”
Schuber comes to Penn with a wealth of coaching experience at both the Division I and Division III levels. Most recently, he completed a year as a volunteer assistant at North Carolina State University. Schuber helped guide the Wolfpack to their second-straight ACC Championship on the men’s side, as well as equaling the program’s highest-ever NCAA finish (fourth). In addition, the NC State women’s squad put together a second-place showing at the ACC Championships—their highest team finish since 1982.
Prior to his time in Raleigh, Schuber spent three seasons as the assistant swim coach (sprinters) and recruiting coordinator at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. The Tigers had great success during Schuber’s tenure, including sending their largest team to the NCAA Division III Championships in 2015. Additionally, Schuber coached Stephen Culberson to the NCAA National Championship in the 100 free in 2014. He also saw his sprinters break 15 Trinity school records during this three seasons.
Schuber earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Hawaii in 2009, graduating with a 3.48 grade-point average. He competed for the Rainbow Warriors from 2005 to 2008.