Women's Swimming Names Sarah Duttera Assistant Coach
State College, Pa., July 24, 2000 - Sarah Duttera has been named as assistant coach for the Penn State women's swimming and diving team, head coach Bill Dorenkott announced recently. Duttera will fill the position which previously held by Fran McDermid, who left to pursue other interests.
A four-time All-American during her swimming career at Penn State, Duttera was an assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs at Brown University for the past two years. During that time she helped lead the Bears to an Ivy League title in 1999 and a runner-up finish in 2000. Prior to her stint at Brown, Duttera as an assistant at the University of Michigan from 1996-98. The Wolverines captured three-straight Big Ten titles (1996-98) during Duttera's tenure at the school.
Duttera has also had the opportunity to work with numerous Olympic Trial Qualifiers, Olympic Medalists and NCAA Champions during her coaching career.
"Sarah brings a winning combination of experience, work ethic and enthusiasm to our program," Dorenkott said. "Our young ladies are looking forward to the opportunity to work with an ambitious coach who is looking to help our program grow to the next level."
During her swimming career at Penn State, Duttera was a four-time All-American while swimming under former Penn State head coach Bob Krimmel. Duttera was a member of the Penn State women's swimming squad from 1991-95 and specialized in the sprint, freestyle and butterfly events.
"It is an exciting time to come back to Penn State," Duttera said. "Coach Dorenkott has a knack for coaching athletes to quick times and I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of his staff."