Luke Weyandt named Hamline swimming and diving coach

Luke Weyandt

Hamline University Sports Information Department

ST. PAUL, MN -- Hamline's new men's and women's swimming/diving head coach comes to the job with one big advantage: he knows the MIAC very well.

Luke Weyandt, who has been an assistant coach and chief recruiter at Gustavus Adolphus for the past eight seasons, takes over the reins of the Piper program. "I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with some amazing athletes," Weyandt said. "I am looking forward to working with these student-athletes."

"Luke is a great addition to our institution, and most certainly a marquee hire for Hamline athletics," said HU athletic director Jason Verdugo.

HU associate athletic director Beth Rittler, an All-Conference swimmer for the Pipers, added, "We're thrilled to have Luke lead our swimming and diving teams.  His experience in the MIAC is what we need to build our programs."

A Blaine, Minn. native, Weyandt captained three sports at Blaine High School and held the same role while competing for the Gusties' swimmers. Upon graduation from GAC with a B.A. in religion, he began his coaching career at his alma mater. (He also assisted in track/field there.) During his tenure, the Gusties have had several All-All-Americans and sent at least one student-athlete to the NCAA D-III Championships every year.

The Gusties were the MIAC Men's Swimming/Diving Champions this past February and the women finished in second place.

Weyandt also served as head boys' coach at Shakopee High School in 2008-09 and head girls' coach at St. Peter High School from 2011-16.

In addition to his Gustavus schooling, Weyandt earned a Masters in Sports Management from Concordia (St. Paul) in 2016.

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