Clemson Announces the Addition of an Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

June 30, 2006

CLEMSON, SC–Lance Asti has been hired as an Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach as announced by Clemson’s Head Swimming and Diving Coach Chris Ip Friday afternoon.

“We are excited to announce that Lance Asti will join our Aquatic staff,” said Ip. “Lance brings a strong background in USA Club coaching to Clemson working with the Lexington Dolphins Swim Team and the Tates Creek High School swim program.”

Asti has his Masters of Science degree in Coaching education from Ohio University. Lance worked with both the men’s and women’s teams for the Bobcats and focused on sprint coaching and recruiting. As an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee, Lance was a NCAA All-American, Academic All-American, and multiple time SEC athletic-scholar athlete. He was nominated for the SEC Community Service postgraduate scholarship, the SEC’s H.Boyd McWhorter Scholarship, and the NCAA Walter Byers Post graduate Scholarship. Asti graduated from Tennessee in 2001and majored in Early Childhood Education.

“Our programs strives to support the Mission of President Barker to become a top 20 ranked public school by recruiting the top student/athletes in the nation to come to Clemson University,” said Ip. “We need a staff that can recognized, identify, and attract students that are mature enough to uphold this mission.”

“Lance has demonstrated that he can excel in both the classroom and in the pool. His background in education and administration provides him all the tools necessary to motivate elite athletes. He reflects the type of student/athlete we feel will excel at Clemson University and the Atlantic Coast Conference. I am confident that Lance will compliment our coaching styles and add the aggressiveness of the SEC philosophy to our program. Lance’s dynamic personality makes him an easy fit to take on the responsibilities of our recruiting coordinator and sprint coach,” said Ip.

Lance is married to Elizabeth (Flynt) who was a NCAA All-American Diver and Scholar athlete at the University of Tennessee. She was also the 2001 NCAA Women of the Year for Tennessee. She will be completing her Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky this summer. Lance and Liz have a soon to be one-year old daughter named Bryden.

“I look forward to working with Coach Ip and his staff as our program moves forward in the conference and the nation,” said Asti. “I am excited to move to Clemson as it has so much to offer in athletics, academics and as a community.”