Emily Eaton Added To Indiana Coaching Staff


Indiana Swimming Head Coach Ray Looze announced the hiring of Emily Eaton as assistant coach on Wednesday.


“Emily Eaton is one of the finest up-and-coming coaches in the NCAA today,” Looze said. “The coaching staff at Missouri could not have been more complementary of her coaching, recruiting, and impact on team culture. I believe she will help Indiana take the next big step in our progression toward a team national championship.”


Eaton comes to Bloomington after two seasons at Missouri including last season as an assistant coach and the program’s director of operations since June 2017. During her time with the Tigers, Eaton helped the program to a men’s second place finish at the 2018-19 Southeastern Conference Championships and 11th place finish at NCAA Championships and a women’s seventh place finish in the SEC last season and 22nd at national championships. She has coached 17 All-Americans during her tenure including primary coach responsibilities with 2019 USA National Team member Nick Alexander and 2018 USA Junior Pan Pac Team member Danny Kovac.


“I would like to thank Ray Looze and the administration at Indiana University for the opportunity to work at a swimming and diving program with such a strong history,” Eaton said. “I am joining a group of outstanding coaches where the possibilities to learn and excel are limitless.  In addition, the student-athletes at IU have such an incredible work ethic and their determination to improve every day is something that will mold the future of the Indiana program. I am grateful for all coaches and student-athletes I have had the privilege to work with thus far; thank you for making this opportunity possible.”

Eaton came to Mizzou from Albion College, where she was an assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. With the Brits, she helped the program achieve a history-making campaign as the men’s team claimed its first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship since 1971.  At the NCAA Championships, the men’s team finished 13th, highlighted by two All-America first team and four All-America honorable mention performances.

Before Albion, Eaton coached at the Genesys Athletic Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. She began as assistant coach in 2012 and was elevated to head coach in 2014. Under her direction, Genesys achieved its best-ever conference finish in her first season at the helm before claiming the dual meet championship in 2016.

Eaton was a three-time All-American at Grand Valley State and still holds top 10 program times in three different events. She also earned Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America honors all four years.

She earned a bachelor’s of science in Secondary Education with a triple emphasis in mathematics, health and physical education in 2016. Eaton is currently pursuing a master’s in Education in Educational, School and Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in sports psychology and positive coaching from Missouri.