Aaron Workman joined the Nittany Lion staff in 2010-11 and enters his third season on the deck. Workman comes from an established coaching background, including his most recent position stop as the recruiting coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh, and was a decorated student-athlete in the pool while at the University of Kentucky.
During his first two seasons in Happy Valley, Workman has watched as 14 of his pupils earned All-America honors in the pool on 44 occasions. He helped the men's squad to a No. 17 showing at the NCAA Championships last year and a No. 26 finish during his first season on campus. The women's squad has posted a pair of top-35 finishes, as well, grabbing the No. 22 spot in 2011-12 and the No. 25 spot in 2010-11. On the recruiting trail, Workman was has also been able to sign top-18 recruiting classes in each of the past two years.
During his time at Pittsburgh, Workman was in charge of assisting the head coach in all aspects of team preparation. His duties included designing and implementing practice and weight training plans. As the recruiting coordinator, he was able to sign one top-25 and one honorable mention class for the Panthers. Workman was also involved with Team Pittsburgh Aquatics during his time in the Steel City. While there, Workman organized all aspects of one of the largest meets for Allegheny Mountain Swimming and developed practice agendas for the competitors.
Before working at Pittsburgh, Workman held the same duties as assistant swim coach and recruiting coordinator at UNLV from 2005-07. He helped coach his team to three straight Mountain West Conference championships while also recruiting the 18th-best men's class in the country. Not only did his teams have a great athletic track record, but they also excelled out of the pool, consistently ranking in the top-20 academically in the nation.
His collegiate coaching ventures started when he assumed the head swimming and diving coach role at Hollins University from 2002-03 and continued the next season when he was named the assistant coach at Wittenberg University, holding that post during the 2003-04 campaign. At Wittenberg, Workman coached a pair of NCAA All-America honorees and a top-20 Division III team.
A four-year letterman at the University of Kentucky, Workman earned All-America accolades four times, was named to the academic All-SEC performer during each of his seasons on campus and was an academic All-America pick in 2001. The freestyle sprinter helped Kentucky to four consecutive top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships, including a 17th place finish in 2001 when he earned All-America honors in four relay events. Workman also competed in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Workman earned his bachelor of science degree in broadcasting from Kentucky in 2001. He is married to former Kentucky All- American swimmer Jaime Siegele. The couple resides in State College, Pa. with their two children, Molly (5) and Macon (2).