Ed Denny – Coordinator of Competitive Aquatics & Track

The Aquatic Center & Track Complex at Mylan Park
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Professional Background:

Starting on September 1, 2019, and serving as the Coordinator of Competitive Aquatics & Track, Mr. Denny is responsible for the oversight and management of all competitive aquatics’ and track operations within Mylan Park’s Aquatic Center and Track & Field Complex.  Mr. Denny will manage part-time staff including meet managers, lifeguards, instructors, officials, and rec attendants.  He will work closely with WVU Swimming and Diving, WVU Track & Field, Mon County’s Board of Education’s Aquatics and Track programs, as well as many other local and regional clubs and organizations.  He is responsible for recruiting, selecting, training, and scheduling of meet managers, lifeguards, instructors, officials, and rec attendants.  He is also responsible for selecting and recruiting top-tier events and user groups through formal and informal bid and quoting processes.  He will coordinate and manage all competitive aquatics and track related programs and rentals including meets, leagues, classes, drop-in programs, clinics, and camps; and serve as liaison and represent Mylan Park with all area related rental, partner, and stakeholder groups.  He will plan, schedule, and assign staff to all aquatics and track related facilities, revise marketing publications and handbooks for all program areas, evaluate performance and program effectiveness, work with partner organizations to complement and support joint community programming, and demonstrate and teach conflict and risk management skills to entire aquatics staff.

Professional Experience:

Ed previously served as the Head Women’s Swimming Coach at California University of PA where he obtained numerous accolades in being the first coach in program’s history, PSAC Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year in 2009, coached 3 x NCAA II national champion and former NCAA II record holder in 50yd Freestyle, coached 2 athletes to PSAC Swimmer of the Meet and PSAC Swimmer of the Year awards, coached 16 individuals to 24 NCAA II All American awards,  and coached 16 individuals to 22 NCAA II Honorable Mention All American awards

He also served as the Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach at Fairmont State University where he led the program during the transition from NAIA to NCAA II, coached FSU’s final NAIA national champion – 1995, coached 15 individuals to 59 NAIA All American awards, coached 9 individuals to 29 NCAA II All American awards, won the 4 x WVIAC Men’s Coach of the Year – 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, Penn-Ohio Conference Coach of the Year – 1996,  and Faculty member School of Education, Health & Human Performance

Education:
  • Master of Education in Counseling and Guidance, Long Island University
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, West Virginia University