Kyle Walthall is in his first season as the head coach of the Ashland University swimming & diving program, and third year with the program overall.
Walthall, a 2016 graduate of York College of Pennsylvania, was the 2016 NCAA Division III national champion in the 100 breaststroke and competed in the Olympic trials in that event. He is a six-time NCAA All-American (2014-16) and was the Capital Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year in 2014 and 2016 and the Rookie of the Year in 2013.
He came to AU after serving as the assistant coach at NCAA Division II Barton (N.C.) College since the fall of 2016. Walthall was instrumental in the launch of the swimming & diving program at Barton where he assisted with planning practices and meetings, developing and implementing training programs, including velocity-based training programs, recruiting, and the purchasing of equipment and supplies.
In the program's first season, Walthall helped the men's and women's teams achieve eight top-24, three top-16 and two top-8 finishes at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championships.
Walthall also served as an assistant coach with Wilson Barracudas Swim Team in Wilson, N.C. while at Barton. He developed and implemented swim programs for youth swimmiers and also assisted in fundraising efforts.
Walthall has also served as a Nike Swimming Camp counselor in the summers of 2016 and 2017. He was the head lifeguard and head swim coach at the Country Club of New York in 2015 and served as a communications assistant and coaching assistant at York College of Pennsylvania from 2012-14.
Walthall earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management from York with a focus in athletic administration.