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Swimming and Diving Assistants Headed to Florida State

July 29, 2011

CLEMSON, SC – Swimming and diving assistant coaches Zac Adams and Tricia Harm have accepted assistant coaching jobs at Florida State University, Clemson Head Swimming and Diving Coach Christopher Ip announced on Thursday.

Adams and Harm both spent one season with the Tiger program. They are the second and third former Clemson assistants to accept a job at a Division I institution this offseason, joining Derek Perkins, who went to the University of Kentucky in May.

“I am excited for both Tricia and Zac for accepting coaching positions at Florida State University,” Ip said. “They are both up-and-comers in the collegiate ranks, and their enthusiam helped guide our teams through the first year of the program’s phase-out. The timing can’t be better for them as the FSU athletic administration is making a major push for all sports to excel at the national level.”

Adams, an LSU alumnus, came to Clemson after a three-year stint with the Anderson (SC) Swim Club. He worked with middle-distance freestyle, butterfly, and individual medley while with the Tigers. Harm, an NCAA champion from her days at the University of Georgia, has previously coached at Miami (FL) and Ohio State. With the Tigers, she was involved with sprint freestyle and sprint stroke.

Both played important roles in a successful 2010-11 season, which included a top 25 finish for the men’s program.

“I just want to say what a great job Chris did with the team last year,” Adams said. “This was an opportunity for us to have some stability. We appreciate everything Chris has done for us, and we wish the team the best of luck this season. We know that they will close out the program this year in a proper way.”

“I want to thank Chris Ip for having us and for all the support he has given us over the past year,” Harm said. “It was definitely a great opportunity to work at Clemson. This is a perfect chance for us Zac and I to continue to work together in the ACC. We are both thankful for the experiences we have had at Clemson.”