Rachael Amman Named Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach

Rachael Amman Named Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach

Sept. 12, 2002

Rachael Amman has been named assistant coach of the Clemson Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving team. Her responsibilities will include working with the sprinting and breaststroke events.

“I am very excited to have Rachael on board. She’s a great addition to the staff because, having swam at Florida State, she knows the ACC,” said head coach Christopher Ip. “She has a wealth of knowledge about swimming and she understands my philosophy on the sport.”

Amman served as the head varsity swim coach at John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce, FL for the 1999 season, and she coached her team to the District Championship meet. During this time, she qualified one swimmer to compete at the FHSAA State Swimming Championships.

Amman was a two-year letterwinner and a two-year member of the ACC Honor Roll at Florida State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in multinational business and marketing in 1998. During her career with the Seminoles, she was named the team’s most improved swimmer in 1997-98. Her brother (Justin) and father (Richard) both were three-year lettermen at Florida State in football.

Prior to attending Florida State, Amman swam at Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, FL under current Clemson head coach Christopher Ip. While at IRCC, Amman was a 10-time Junior College All-American and, in 1995, she was the Junior College National Champion in the 50-free. She was a member of IRCC’s 1994-95 and 1995-96 Junior College National Championship teams.

The past three years, Amman has worked as a research technician at Indian River Community College.

“This is a great opportunity for me to be a part of such a talented swimming and diving program,” said Amman. “I’m looking forward to seeing what this team and staff can accomplish in the upcoming year.”