Email Coach Capitani(pronounced cap-it-AN-nee)
Carol Capitani began her first year as head coach of the Texas Women's Swimming program in June 2012. Her appointment runs through Aug. 31, 2017. She became the 10th head coach in the history of the Texas program.
Capitani spent 14 years at Georgia during two different stints. She was an assistant coach for 12 years (1996-2008) before returning to Athens in the summer of 2010 and serving as associate head coach for the last two seasons. Capitani worked as the assistant head coach for the Singapore National Team from 2009-10.
While a member of the Georgia staff, Capitani was a part of four NCAA team titles (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005) and seven NCAA second-place finishes (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2012) with the Lady Bulldogs. She was also a part of six top-10 NCAA finishes with the men's team and helped the Bulldogs garner five Southeastern Conference titles. This past year, Georgia finished second at the NCAA Women's Championship and 11th at the NCAA Men's Championship. Capitani worked primarily with the main group and also worked closely with the breaststrokers.
Prior to her time at Georgia, Capitani had a three-year stint from 1993-96 as associate coach for the men's and women's programs at Villanova University. She helped lead the Lady Wildcats to three consecutive Big East Championship team titles, and several men and women at Villanova scored at the NCAA Championships in each of those three seasons.
Along with her experience with the Singapore National Team, Capitani has served on several national team staffs. She was an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team during the 2011 World University Games in China. Capitani was the Singapore head coach for the 2009 Southeast Asian Games in Laos and the 2009 Asian Youth Games in Singapore. She also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team at the 2007 Japan International Grand Prix in Tokyo and the 2005 World University Games in Turkey.
Capitani spent her collegiate swimming career at the University of California, where she accumulated eight All-America honors in the individual medley and breaststroke events. She graduated from the University of California in 1991 with a B.A. in English and completed her master's degree in English at Villanova University in 1999.
She and her husband, Kevin, have two daughters, Carmen Jane (born Nov. 1, 2002) and Tatum Louise (born Dec. 16, 2004).