Roric Fink hired as Women's Swimming Assistant Coach
May 18, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas – The University of Texas announced the hiring of Roric Fink to the position of Women’s Swimming Assistant Coach on Friday with his expected start date set for June 4.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to have Roric join me at Texas,” said head coach Carol Capitani. “I have so many good things to say as his reputation precedes him. His coaching resume is impressive, he has exceptional character and he will bring a lot to our coaching partnership. We will complement each other very well and I am excited to have him on board.”
Fink will join the staff of first-year head coach Carol Capitani. He comes to Texas from the University of Missouri where he served the last two seasons as Associate Head Coach.
“I have known Carol for a long time and she is a great person, is really respected in the coaching profession and someone who I can see myself working for,” said Fink. “The University of Texas is one of the premier programs and coaching jobs in the country. It is a program that is looked at as a place where you can go to get better and have a chance to win a national championship. That is something that is exciting to be a part of.”
Fink has coached collegiately since 2003, spending eight seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Arizona from 2003-10. He also built up one of the nation’s top aquatics clubs starting in 2000, Ford Aquatics out of Tucson, Ariz. Prior to that he worked with the Phoenix Swim Club from 1995-2000, while assisting with the U.S. National Team. He worked with athletes such as Jeff Rouse and Gary Hall, Jr. who represented Team USA in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta as well as Klete Keller in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
During his time as a coach he has coached and developed NCAA Championship level athletes. He coached Arizona National Champions Lacey Nymeyer, Dave Rollins, Tyler DeBerry and Marcus Titus with the Fort Aquatics program before going on to compete for the Wildcats. His club won the USA Swimming National Championships in Irvine, Calif. and the Men’s Team Championship at the Western Zone Sectional in Portland, Ore. back in 2011.
Fink also brings international coaching experience to Texas. He coached Amanda Beard as she qualified for the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships and the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, China. He has served on the USA Swimming coaching staff for the 2008 National Junior Team and the 2010 NSCA All-Star Team. In 2006, Fink represented Mexico as a member of their coaching staff at the Short Course World Championships.
He is a 1986 graduate of Whitworth College. He earned his master’s degree in business administration in 2000.