Cody Skinner becomes the second women’s swimming coach in program history and will lead the E&H men as well.
In addition to his role with the Wasps’ swimming programs, Skinner serves as the College’s Director of Aquatics, managing the Emory & Henry Aquatics Center located in the John Rutledge King Center.
During the 2016-17 season, Skinner guided E&H to a third-place finish at the ODAC Championship and saw Michaela Nolte win both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke and qualify for the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships.
Skinner comes to Emory & Henry after spending two seasons as the Assistant Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach at Union College in Schenectady, New York. During his time with the Dutchmen, Skinner assisted with on-deck coaching, equipment, travel coordination and recruiting. In those two seasons, he saw 12 school records broken and coached four NCAA Qualifiers and six All-Americans. He also assisted with Union’s swimming camp and an Age Group Coach and Senior Group Coach with the Schenectady-Saratoga Swim Club.
In addition to working at Union, Skinner spent the summers of 2014 and 2015 at Kenyon College’s Total Performance Sports Camp where he was responsible for running swimming practices including technique coaching. He has also worked for the Hudson Explorer’s Aquatic Team and was an assistant coach for the Hudson High School (Ohio) swimming teams. Skinner also worked for seven years at the Maplewood Swim & Recreation Park in his hometown of Stow, Ohio.
Skinner was a four-year letter winner at Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio where he was a four-time Ohio Athletic Conference finalist in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke and 500-yard freestyle. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in health promotions from Wilmington in 2013.