Jarod Schroeder enters his second season at Maryland, assuming a new role as interim head coach. Schroeder spent the 2006-07 season as the primary coach for the sprint group, placing three athletes in the top 8 at the ACC championships.
"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to lead this program," said Schroeder.
"We have all the tools in place to create a championship caliber team. Our young and energetic coaching staff has a lot of National Team experience, and we will use those experiences to challenge our student-athletes to strive for that level of excellence. Our student athletes understand the values of camaraderie, sportsmanship, hard work, dedication, and commitment. More importantly, they understand that together, as a team, this program will move forward. It is a very exciting time to be a Terp."
A 1995 graduate of Northern Illinois University, Schroeder worked as a volunteer assistant for the Northwestern swimming and diving program beginning in 2000. As a sprint coach for that perennial top-25 program, he mentored Olympic Trials qualifiers, Big Ten Champions, an NCAA champion, and U.S. National Finalists.
In addition to his duties with the Wildcats, Schroeder served as the head coach of the New Trier Swim Club in Winnetka, Illinois beginning in 2002. While at New Trier, he developed Olympic Trials qualifiers, U.S. Open finalists, and U.S. National finalists, and was named the Illinois Swimming Coach of the year on two occasions.
After finishing a career at NIU in which he served as team captain and was a two-time Illinois Collegiate Swimmer of the Year, Schroeder took on volunteer assistant coaching jobs at his alma mater and the University of Wisconsin.
Schroeder, who was elected to the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006, carried impressive stats during his swimming career. He was co-captain of the 1999 Pan-American Games team, where he was a double silver medalist. The previous year, he was a member of the 1998 USA Goodwill Games Team. While at NIU, he was a three-time Mid-America Conference Swimmer of the Year, earning seven individual conference titles and three Conference records.
Schroder and his wife Liz enjoy traveling and the fine arts. The couple resides in Columbia, Md.
Coach Schroeder can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org