Hiram College Athletics and Director of Athletics Ellen Dempsey are pleased to announce the promotion of Matthew Sorrick to the position of head swimming & diving coach for the 2018-19 academic year.
Sorrick takes over the swimming program after the departure of previous coach Austin Veltman.
"The decision to promote Matt to the position of head coach was an easy one for us," commented Dempsey. "There wasn't another candidate in our pool who has more passion for Hiram College and the swimming & diving program"
Sorrick arrived on Hiram's campus as an undergraduate in 1987. He played two years with the Terrier basketball program before joining the swim team in his junior year.
"I am very excited and honored to be leading the Hiram Swimming & Diving program," commented Sorrick. "I have been involved with the program since my days as a student-athlete at Hiram and for the past 15 years as a staff member so my roots run deep with the Waterdawgs."
After attaining his B.A. from Hiram in 1991, Sorrick earned his Master's degree in Ecology from Kent State University in 1994.
Sorrick returned to Hiram in 2003 and has been teaching and volunteering ever since.
Sorrick served as an assistant coach to head coach Jack Groselle until his retirement and remained an assistant for the last 15 years.
Throughout his time with the program, including the last two seasons, Sorrick has helped spearhead the team's recruiting efforts while also handling his day-to-day responsibilities within the college.
"This will be a major shift for me at Hiram College but I am eager to accept the challenge of working with student-athletes in the pool," remarked Sorrick. "I am thrilled to be able to have a closer hand in developing our athletes to become successful students, swimmers and people."