Solomon Earns NESCAC Coach Of The Year Honors

March 4, 2008

Middlebury College swimming coach Peter Solomon has been named the NESCAC Men's Coach of the Year for the second time. Solomon was deemed the men's coach of the year in '05, repeating this season after his team had an impressive showing when they hosted the '08 NESCAC Championships.

Solomon is now in his 10th season as the head coach of the Panther swimming and diving program. As a head coach, Solomon has won 1995, 1999, and 2002 New England Division III Men's and 1996 Women's Swimming Coach of the Year honors.

Solomon is a past board member, but still actively involved with the College Swim Coaches Association of America. He has served as the past President of the New England Men's Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association, and recently became the Chair of the NESCAC Swim Coaches Association.

As an age group swimmer from East Providence, Rhode Island, Solomon finished first and established the record in the 200-yard backstroke at the 1979 Junior National Swimming Championships. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1985 having qualified for the 1980 United States Olympic Trials and for the NCAA Division I National Championships in 1980, 1981, & 1982 where he finished as high as 15th in the 200 backstroke. In 1991, Solomon received K-12 teaching certification in physical education from the University of Rhode Island, and while at the University of Connecticut (1990-93), he earned a master's degree in sports management.