ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio women's swimming and diving team has hired Carlye Ellis as the new assistant swimming and diving coach, head coach Mason Norman announced today (Aug. 2). Ellis comes to Ohio after three years as the assistant swimming and diving coach at Cornell University and after a successful collegiate career at the University of Texas.
"We are looking forward to adding Carlye to our family here at Ohio," Norman said. "Her wealth of knowledge as an athlete and coach will make an immediate impact with the student-athletes and recruits. Carlye fits perfectly into the vision of our culture and environment within the program."
Two-time All-American and Big 12 champion swimmer Carlye Ellis joined the Cornell women's swimming and diving staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2015-16 season. In just three seasons, Ellis helped Cornell swimmers rewrite the school's record book. Cornell set new school records in more than 10 individual events and in three relay events in her three years. Additionally, Cornell posted 70 times that rank among the top 10 all-time fastest swims along with three relay records and 22 other times that have joined the list.
During her time on East Hill, Cornell was 6-1 in non-conference dual meets and placed seventh at the conference meet three times, matching the program's highest finish since 2010.
Prior to her time at Cornell University, Ellis spent two years as a graduate assistant swimming coach for both the men's and women's programs at Valparaiso (2013-2015), helping the teams break more than two dozen school records. She assisted in all facets of the program, from scheduling and recruiting to practice planning and meet preparation while earning her Master's degree in Sports Administration.
Just prior to joining the staff at Valparaiso, Ellis coached at Nitro Swimming in Austin, Texas (2011-2013). At Nitro, she was an assistant coach for the national, sectional, and TAGS groups where she worked with nationally ranked swimmers who competed at the Olympic Trials, World Junior Championships, Senior and Junior National championships.
Ellis had a successful collegiate career, swimming for the University of Texas from 2007-2011. Ellis was a part of the 200-meter medley relay team and 400-meter medley relay team that broke the University of Texas school records and won two Big 12 championships. Ellis is a four-time varsity letter winner, a two-time NCAA Division I All-American and Big 12 champion.